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Old 10-28-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Got this white yellowish looking crud building up where the lift brackets mount to the piling at the top....Is it some sort of salt buildup or just what, and how do you get rid of it and stop it? Anodes or...??
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Got this white yellowish looking crud building up where the lift brackets mount to the piling at the top....Is it some sort of salt buildup or just what, and how do you get rid of it and stop it? Anodes or...??
The aluminum is breaking down from the electrical current and the chemicals in the poles. You need to get something plastic or rubber between the aluminum and the pole.
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The aluminum is breaking down from the electrical current and the chemicals in the poles. You need to get something plastic or rubber between the aluminum and the pole.
Thank you. If i loosen the bolts and fit a piece of rubber (old intertube maybe) in between and re-tighten should that do it?
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or some gallon milk jug plastic.
Good idea to cut the plastic with some extra sticking out above like a hood. Cleverly cut the jug right and you will end up with it.
What type of bolts were used?
SS or hot dip galvanized?
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or some gallon milk jug plastic.
Good idea to cut the plastic with some extra sticking out above like a hood. Cleverly cut the jug right and you will end up with it.
What type of bolts were used?
SS or hot dip galvanized?
Stainless
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Thank you. If i loosen the bolts and fit a piece of rubber (old intertube maybe) in between and re-tighten should that do it?
Yes anything that will separate the two. Where are you located, I should have a piece of the thin plastic that will slide in without much effort.
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Cut a piece of roofing shingle and insert between aluminum beam and pilings.
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