> How are you supposed to get it on the guides without completely
disassembling the tower?
Well, first you'll need to extend the tower in order to expose the
inside of the legs. IF you do a GOOD and SAFE job of blocking the tower to
prevent it from slipping down, you could theoretically wax/lubricate the
The problem is that after running the tower up and down a couple of
times the wax/lubricant is scraped off. Crank-ups tend to rub on 2 legs and
the third doesn't get much action. Does the wax/lubricant actually do
anything? Possibly, but only for a short time.
Do you need to do anything to the legs? Not in my opinion. It's A)
anything is potentially dangerous to apply and B) it's only a short term
> How about applying 10 mil adhesive backed teflon tape to the guides?
Nope. One excursion of the tower up or down and it'll be scraped off.
There's a lot of information on crank-ups in the Crank-up chapter in
my UP THE TOWER book (available from www.championradio.com). The only thing
you really should do is to lube the cables occasionally along with greasing
the zerk fittings in the motor drive and the thrust bearing.
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