[TowerTalk] TEK screws

Jim jdc@ieway.com
Fri, 17 Mar 2000 10:00:37 -0800

Steve...you forgot one important plus of "TEK" screws.

They are self drilling!....

They look like a drill bit on the end.

Just my additional  $ .02

73 and GREAT idea!

Jim W7RY

-----Original Message-----
From: K7LXC@aol.com <K7LXC@aol.com>
To: towertalk@contesting.com <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 00:34
Subject: [TowerTalk] TEK screws

>      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
>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
>     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.
>TEK screw will also provide a redundant electrical connection.
>Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC
>Tower Tech
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