[TowerTalk] TEK screws
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:27:38 EST
A bunch of people have asked me about TEK screws. Here it is again.
A TEK screw is a chisel-tipped, self-tapping sheet metal screw. TEK is
just one manufacturer - there are others. Most any hardware store will have
them; my country True Value down the street has them.
Get the ones with Phillips heads; the quarter-inch long ones should be
plenty for drilling thru two layers of aluminum elements. They install in a
couple of seconds with your cordless drill. I haven't seen one of those come
I'll bet you a nickel that riveted joints backed up with a TEK screw
installed off-axis (per N4KG) will eliminate 'loosening rivet' syndrome. The
TEK screw will also provide a redundant electrical connection.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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