[TowerTalk] Rohn TB3 questions
mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Apr 16 18:41:04 EDT 2013
I have a TB3 on a tower that has been up about 6-7 years. The stainless
steel bolts look bad. I have not tried to remove them though I want to
change them out and apply some kind of anti-seize. IS there any BEST method
of removing these bolts from a bearing in use on the tower? - Mike
From: K7LXC at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:36 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com ; greenacres113 at charter.net
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn TB3 questions
> Removed the 3 tightning bolts as they were rusty. If I get stainless to
replace I'm guessing they would gall. How abt the 'green' ones. The
higher grade bolts?
Any hardware the same size is fine. They are very beefy for the job
they're asked to do.
> Do the bearing get lubed? It spins freely now. I did clean they out as
there was a bit if grime in the race.
Do not lube the TB - it's designed to run dry. If you do put grease in
there, it'll just collect dirt and grit and decrease the service life of
A new TB will spin freely. A good used one will spin also but may be
rough due to wind hammering the ball bearings into the aluminum races.
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