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But it is susceptible to chemical attack from petroleum products.


			H. D. Richardson.

Roger Davis wrote:
> When I want a "cheap" sliding connection, I use two layers of 6 mil poly.
> It will never get messy and it can be exposed to conditions that would
> deteriorate a lubricant.
> Roger C. Davis
> Architect
> SDS Architects, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   John MacLean [mailto:john_maclean(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:   Wednesday, March 07, 2001 7:44 PM
> To:     seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:        Lubrication for Sliding Connection
> Does anybody have a recommendation for lubricating a sliding connection for
> a building expansion joint? It's basically an HSS beam sitting on a
> stiffened seat with two threaded studs to the u/s of the HSS tightened
> finger tight through slotted holes in the seat. I'm looking for a grease to
> specify on the top of the seat that will provide a bit of lubrication,
> prevent corrosion on the bearing surface, last a long time and not drip onto
> the ceiling below. The connection will be inside a building  in Northern
> B.C. and should be heated year round.
> Thanks,
> John MacLean