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Subject: [TowerTalk] Installing telephone poles
From: (Tom Hammond - N0SS)
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 07:41:31 -0600

>Commercial practice is to bury 1/3rd the length of the pole in the ground.
>5 feet doesn't sound right to me, but I am not an engineer.  Call your local
>power company -- a quick conversation with one of their engineers will help

Are you CERTAIN of your statement?  That means that a 60' pole would
be 20' in the ground...!!  And that only 40' would be usable.

Locally, the common installation dictates 10% + 1' in the ground... 
So, for a 60' pole, 7' would by buried, yielding 53 usable feet of pole.

73 - TOm Hammond   N0SS

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