[TowerTalk] Beeswax application

Rick Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Thu Jun 14 17:58:15 PDT 2012

John Holmes wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> FYI the US Tower Fixed Lattice Tower Manual item 4.3.7 says "Apply Beeswax
> to the tower legs and guides every six months". Just trying to keep the
> new
> tower in new shape.
> 73,
> John W9ILY

How are you supposed to get it on the guides without completely
disassembling the tower?  You might as well try to coat the
inside of a pipe with beeswax.

I heard about some ultraslippery substance they invented at MIT
to coat the insides of ketchup bottles, so the ketchup doesn't
stick to the bottle.  I wonder if it would work on tower guides?

How about applying 10 mil adhesive backed teflon tape to the guides?

Rick N6RK

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