At 05:41 PM 4/8/2003 -0500, Jim Rhodes wrote:
>Why so high tech. The plastic that an ordinary milk jug is made from would
>last a long time, especially if the exposed part was given a wrap or 2 of 88.
Excellent idea.. The tape is essential. Milk jugs get brittle real fast (a
month or two at most) in the sunlight, but the tape will block the UV. The
part inside the pipe won't see the UV so it's not such a big deal. A
suitable paint might also work.
>Teflon is great stuff, but this is not a high speed bearing we are talking
>about. And like several other, I think the wear is not from rotational
>friction, but back & forth slop so using a bushing made out of this type
>of stuff should wear as good as teflon.
Jim Lux, W6RMK