[TowerTalk] rotator anomaly

FireBrick w9ol at billnjudy.com
Sun Apr 2 14:10:16 EDT 2006

Thanks to all for the suggestions.
I keep extra parts such as bearing, plastic bearing holders, and positioning pot.
Just for emergencies.
When it stops raining, I'll swap out with my spare and bring the Tailtwister inside and 
perform a arthroscopy...

I'm sure its just a matter of dust and rotormites getting inside.
(that's funny as my neighborhood has become infested with a particular type of bug that 
breeds only in a specific type of tree, the village cut all those trees down, last fall 
those bugs were clinging to anything warm to stay alive. wouldn't it be a kick if I opened 
the rotator only to find they found a substitute home?)

And for those that aren't familiar with the old Wilson self supporting rotatable 
towers...There is a GIANT style flange style bearing that the tower tubes rotate on, that 
bearing DOES have a zerk fitting and is greased twice a year. You can spin the tower by 
hand easily.
There is NO Rohn style thrust bearing.

Thanks to all.

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Bill H. in Chicagoland
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