[amsat-bb] Re: Fibreglass tube for G5500?
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Mon Aug 22 08:28:28 PDT 2011
As has been pointed out, an aluminum liner won't work. I have a fiberglass
tube, and found a solid wood rod at a local building supply store. It is a
perfect friction fit. I cut it about 2 inches shorter than the tube,
leaving about an inch space at each end. I stood it on end, and filled one
end with RTV. After it hardened, I swapped ends and sealed the other end.
It has been in use for almost 15 years with no failures or leakages.
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