Hi everyone --
No I was NOT certain of my statement -- which is why I said "I am not an
engineer". But it served the purpose: it got data out from more qualified
So, I am only slightly embarrassed...
-- Eric K3NA
From: Tom Hammond - N0SS [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 1999 December 27 Monday 06:42
To: scace@UU.NET; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Installing telephone poles
>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
>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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