[TowerTalk] Thrust Bearing adjustment

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Apr 10 17:12:01 EDT 2014

The top one.  There is very little chance that you can line the two 
bearings up perfectly.  I don't think you want to tighten the lower 
bearing.  I don't think you need the lower bearing.  The bearing plate 
should be sufficient.

Mike W0MU

On 4/10/2014 2:46 PM, Mike Fahmie wrote:
> I'm about to raise a 72' US Tower equipped with a pair of TB2US thrust bearings spaced about 3'.  I'll be using a TailTwister2 Rotator.  Is there a procedure for centering these components to preclude binding?
> I doubt there is a way to make the two bearings share the vertical load, so which one should I choose.  I'm thinking that the top bearing should take the load and use the lower bearing to stabilize the mast laterally.
> -Mike-
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