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Subject: [TowerTalk] Installing telephone poles
From: (Eric Scace)
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 09:20:12 -0700
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

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Hammond - N0SS []
Sent: 1999 December 27 Monday 06:42
To: scace@UU.NET;
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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