[TowerTalk] Nylok nuts

David Aslin G3WGN david at aslinvc.com
Thu Jul 6 16:02:13 EDT 2017

The recommendation of Smith's book came up in a previous set of posts on fasteners.  I ordered it and it changed my life :-) 
Serious note: read this and get a whole 'nother take on keeping the mechanical side of your station reliable.
73, David G3WGN  M6O

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Gallo [mailto:charlie at thegallos.com] 
Sent: 06 July 2017 16:58
To: Grant Saviers <grants2 at pacbell.net>
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Nylok nuts

>  I use Nord-Lock washers for high vibration or "can't loosen"  
> applications when full bolt tension is ok,  as split ring lockwashers 
> are nearly useless.  There are many many choices for fastener locking 
> technologies.  for some of them check out
> https://www.mcmaster.com/#hex-locknuts/=18dpj92

If anyone wants to read a really interesting book on this, get a copy of Carroll Smith's "Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing"

Probably more than you'd ever want to know about what actually works, DOESN'T work (hint, split lock washers  are basically useless for a properly torqued connection) and how to prevent things from coming apart/failing


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