[TowerTalk] Amount of "Goop" to use in Telescoping Aluminum Tubing Connections?
w3ea at hotmail.com
Tue May 22 23:34:10 EDT 2018
Good Point Jake….
I have witnessed the problem where too much Penatrox was applied you would strip the Hose camp threads B-4 you compressed enough to tighten the inner element .
MY procedure for assembling hose clamped elements is to wipe a blob on a cotton Rag and apply a LIGHT film.. a few exception to that rule is antennas that require POP RIVETS through bolts or screws
Another point to much goop acts like an insulator except for the copper coper based…. There my be other conductive and electrolysis protective film I am not aware of .
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Subject: [TowerTalk] Amount of "Goop" to use in Telescoping Aluminum Tubing Connections?
I've used a scotch brite pad also to apply "goop" when assembling antennas. I've found if you use to much, applied with bare finger, you will sometimes strip out the hose clamp before you get the element tight enough to not turn.
I've also used the pads to clean up dirty elements when rehabing antennas, along with WD-40. Spray on the pad, then wrap around the element and rub up/down/around the element. Wear gloves, heavy leather or nitril and wipe off with rag. It is messy but works well.
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