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dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1406
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.18.196.191
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 01:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haven't got a clue were it is . . Need to fix two leaky lid rings on two kegs ASAP. What can I use til I can get some ordered and delivered?
 

Chumley
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Username: Chumley

Post Number: 5397
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 71.217.153.195
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 04:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

K-Y jelly
 

Paul Muth
Intermediate Member
Username: Pjmuth

Post Number: 343
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 68.210.75.95
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd recommend going to Ace, Lowe's, HD & in the faucet repair area, get silicone grease packaged by Danco Inc. It works very well and IMHO is far better than the "keg lube" commonly sold at the LHBS.
Lowes.com productId=53861-1366-88693

HTH
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1407
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.18.196.191
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Silicone Grease or Kentucky Jelly . . excellent.
May even have a dab o' the silicone stuff in my tower climbing belt tool bag for the O-rings in coax fittings . . never thought about using that.
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 550
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 136.181.195.8
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That variety of silicone has its advantages. It is really thick and sticky. I wouldn't use it for o-rings that need a lot of movement but for me it has sealed leaks that the softer lube hasn't.

KY Jelly, huh- never thought of that use ;)
 

Bill Pierce
Moderator
Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8769
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah, tower climbing. You took me back a few years, DH. I used to change the lights on an 1200 ft. TV mast. On a warm, calm day it was some of the best work in the world (I actually like heights). At other times, well...

As for "Kentucky jelly," it is food grade.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1409
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 68.18.196.191
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 09:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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UPDATE...

Got the Danco silicone grease from Slowes. Worked to perfection.

Thanks Paul Muth for another in a long list of technical solutions on this forum!

BP . . You've surpassed me if you've gone to 1200 ft. Highest I ever climbed was a measly 875. That of course was on an incredibly hot, humid day in July on a tower in Memphis. Took two bottles of water with me and they were gone before I got to 400 ft. on the way up. Never been so hot or wanted a cold beer so badly than when my feet finally hit Mother Earth that day!
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5523
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 65.29.223.32
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 11:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our oldest, Phil, erects, maintains and repairs cell phone towers. He does not like heights, but figures that after about 20 feet, it is academic.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8772
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 01:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DH, I was paid $200 for replacing an entire set of tower lamps, a princely sum more than 35 years ago for the poor graduate student I was at the time.
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 1578
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.252.1.94
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Geez, I'm a tower-climbing slacker compared to BP and DH. Highest tower I ever climbed was 300 ft, to help our ham radio club install a 2 meter repeater antenna on a civil defense tower in Cincinnati. That was a long time ago, back when I was in college.

I still have my climbing belt someplace around here, but haven't even climbed my 50 ft tower in a few years. The tower is going to be taken down soon. My tree service guy is going to bring his bucket truck over on a Saturday or a Sunday so we can get the job done safely
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1884
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.123.94.154
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 02:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yikes! I'm not normally too afraid of heights but you guys are freakin me out! We were on the top level of a 60 ft observation tower which is on top of a hill that is 670 ft above the surrounding area at a state park on Saturday, that was high enough for me!
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1413
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul/ Mike

Like Dan said . . it's academic when your higher than 20 feet!

And as they say, it's not the fall that kills ya, it's the sudden stop at the bottom . . .