[amsat-bb] Re: Crossbooms ... my pennyworth.
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Wed Jan 10 07:56:15 PST 2007
Another way to cap the tube ends with a dowel insert, is to make the dowel
about 1-2 inches shorter that the tube. Center the dowel, and stand the
tube vertically. Fill the top end with RTV or similar sealant. After it
hardens, swap ends, and repeat the process. I have two tubes done this way,
one 20 years in use, and the end plugs are still perfect, with no UV damage.
Not as messy as creosote, and if you ever need to do so, you can dig out the
plug with a knife.
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