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Re: [TowerTalk] Lateral load bearings

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lateral load bearings
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:12:14 -0700
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On 6/28/12 4:43 PM, Rick Kiessig wrote:
> I'm looking for a lateral load bearing to use with the upper support plate
> for the mast on my tower.
> Array Solutions carries one that's intended to work with a 2" mast (2 1/16"
> opening), though it's not designed for outdoor use (they suggest painting it
> before deploying). My QTH is near the ocean, so that's a concern.

A block of UV inhibited high density polyethylene (or, for that matter a 
good dense wood), with the right size hole will work quite nicely.

Or, HDPE cutting boards with paint.

Your rotation rate is really, really low, and the duty cycle is even 
lower.  you don't need a fancy bearing.

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