[TowerTalk] loctite on ham-4 bolts?

Bob Puharic wf3h@hotmail.com
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 11:58:58 PST

>The four bolts that hold the two halves of one of my Ham-4
>Rotors have loosened up. In fact one of them has fallen
>out and I can't find it. Has anybody tried Loctite
>Blue on these? Anything special about these bolts other
>than the fact that they are Taptite 12-24x 3/4"? I guess
>Taptite means that they come with the captive lockwasher?
>I was thinking of looking for some locally to speed up the
>repair job. Thanks.
>Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
>Yuma, AZ
Loctite certainly has its place. But I'm not sure I understand the 
concept of loctiting the hell out of everything. Loctite is for 
permanent installations. There are VERY few things in ham radio that are 
permanent, and trying to get a loctited bolt out, or replacing one with 
a new bolt in a hole that's had loctite in it is difficult at best. 
There's gotta be a better way.

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