In some counties/states, utility poles that have been removed form
service are considered hazardous waste. The poles may have been
replaced because they are no longer structurally sound.
At 07:16 PM 6/2/2009, Eric wrote:
>My casual conversation turned in a great opportunity today. The
>electric company sent someone out to my property today to survey my 3
>phase job. I asked him what they did with the old poles they remove and
>upgrade from time to time and he told me that they took them back to the
>company and put them in a pile and did not use them. After I explained
>to him that I was in amateur radio and had heard other amateurs
>installing them for their stations he told me that I could have one or two.
>This brings me to my second point, What is involved in getting one and
>installing them ? Is this worth further effort in trying to get one. I
>would have to transport the pole to my property and install it. What is
>the best way of transporting a power pole ? Has anyone tried to install
>one ? He did tell me that in the old days that they installed them by
>an a frame and a winch to pick it up. I might even have some trees
>nearby to use for the anchor support.
>Is this even worth trying to do it or is it more trouble than it's worth ?
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