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Subject: [TowerTalk] telephone poles from the electric co.
From: Eric <>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:43:28 -0400
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Thank you !  This was the information I was looking for and then some.  
Yes, I wanted to know what issues I might encounter with getting the 
pole and then installing it.  From your suggestions I would definitely 
have someone install it for me.  I am in a very rural area about 30 
miles north of Wilmington so I don't think a permit would be an issue.  
I will definitely contact the power company and get more information as 
far as if I could pay them overtime to install it.  I will also 
reconsider my idea about climbing it, I will rig something to raise and 
lower the antenna from the ground.  One nice thing about it, I might be 
able to persuade them to bring me one of their used poles when they 
bring my new pole for my new service, When they install my 3 phase power 
they are going to have to replace my pole with a stronger one to support 
the additional transformers that I will need for my 3 phase. 

I really did not realize that there was so much involved with doing 
this.  Yes, I agree to stay away from the creosote treated poles, I 
don't want to cause myself anymore problems.  They are doing a lot of 
logging in my area, In fact there are a lot of logging trucks that go by 
my property and I will see about contacting one of them.  As far as the 
hole, I understand I would need to dig a 5 ft. hole and I would be able 
to do this very easily at my place since most of my land is very sandy 
and it would be easy to dig.

I liked the idea about making something with the steel ring and 
skateboard wheels and be able to raise and lower the antenna that way.  
Age has a way of catching up to all of us and I am not sure if I really 
want to take the chance of climbing it. 

I will definitely get more information on this and make a full report of 
my findings.

Thank you,



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