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Old 02-06-2010, 19:40   #1
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Southwest Wind Power Rubber Mounts ?

looking to mount an air breeze wind generator and thinking of using the rubber pole anti-vibration mount and rubber bushings on two struts. These are made by southwest wind power in Arizona. Anyone use or know anyone that has used this mounting kit? Did it help on eliminating the vibration/ Thanks
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Yup, I installed an Air Breeze using the rubber parts. No vibration I can feel. It was never installed without, so can't comment regarding improvement. Everyone I spoke to who did not use rubber mounts, wished that they did (regardless of brand).

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A friend installed his with rubber mounts, his neighbor without. He said the difference was dramatic. Based on his experience I bought the rubber mounts. I am however, buying my own Al mounting poles from a local metal supply house.
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I opted to make my own. They work well. I've heard a couple of people complaining of excessive vibration that had solid mounts. The strut mounts were as simple as rubber blocks mounted under bimini deck hinges. On the main tower I have pipe cut near deck, notched and flange bent inward, rubber between pieces and finally heavy engine hose connecting the two pieces double clamped. All are covered with canvas boots. Has held up for 5 yrs through many gale conditions.
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Thanks-re-enforced the need for rubber mount.
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