[TowerTalk] Speaking of thrust bearings...

Steve Rodowicz SRodowic@ix.netcom.com
Sat, 22 May 1999 15:17:34 -0400

I believe this type of bearing is self-lubricating and requires no
additional lubricant.

In fact, use of additional lubricant risks deposition of dirt resulting in
increased friction, increased wear & shorter life.

73, Steve - N1SR

At 04:29 PM 5/21/99 -0600, Gary McDuffie, Sr. wrote:
>When I took my "new" tower down at the ex-owner's QTH, I discovered the
>TB was not a bearing at all, but more of a bushing.  The top is a steel
>collar and the bottom has a bronze insert for the collar to ride on.
>This is a Hy-Gain HG-TB "Product 121B bronze/oil bearing" (from the
>manual).  There is no mention of maintenance on this unit.
>My question is, what is the proper lubrication for it?  Since I have
>already installed it, I put something on it.  But I'm wondering what I
>REALLY should have used.  It was very dry when I removed it from the
>original installation, and didn't want to put it back that way.
>Gary - AGØN
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