[TenTec] Lubricating Orion II Heat Sink Fan

Kim Elmore cw_de_n5op at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 15 13:13:29 EDT 2019

You’re right, on all counts, of course! Especially since the vast majority of people will never keep whatever it helps cool long enough to wear out the bearings. If they do keep it that long, they’ll simply replace it, anyway because it takes less time and effort...

Kim N5OP

"People that make music together cannot be enemies, at least as long as the music lasts." -- Paul Hindemith

> On Jul 15, 2019, at 9:36 AM, Michael Tortorella via TenTec <tentec at contesting.com> wrote:
> I can't help inserting 2 cents here.  The fan manufacturers make tens of
> millions, maybe hundreds of millions of these, and they are not going to add
> even a penny of cost to each one if they can possibly avoid it.  And they
> can avoid it by not putting in a zerk fitting that would, among other
> things, ruin their replacement business.  In a way, it's perverse and an
> abuse of Earth's finite resources, but that is the way we seem to have
> chosen to organize our economy.  This probably bears more rational thought
> and discussion but I'll leave it here for now.
> 73, 

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