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Re: [TowerTalk] Class 2 and Class 7 Poles

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Class 2 and Class 7 Poles
From: Alan AB2OS <>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:28:29 -0400
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How practical is it to use a 50' (or 60', if available) utility/telephone pole as a support for something like a 3-el. SteppIR? And how would the installed cost compare with a typical steel tower of the same height?

Alan AB2OS

On 05/17/04 02:10 pm Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 put fingers to keyboard and launched the following message into cyberspace:

According to -The American Elecricians' Handbook-, the standards are
from ANSI, and the 10 classes are classified by the circumference at
the top and at a point 6 feet from the butt.

Class 2 is 25 inches minimum top circumference, and the figure for 6
feet from the butt is dependent on the type of wood and the overall length.
Class 7 is 15 inches at the top, and 29.5 toward the butt for
Creosoted Southern Pine, 50 feet long.


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