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Re: [TowerTalk] Power pole Updates

To: "Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Power pole Updates
From: chas <>
Date: Sat, 06 Jun 2009 22:47:13 -0500
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Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
> Here in rural South Dakota we have "wireless" cable / high speed internet /
> IP phone service.  They planted a recycled power pole in my yard for their
> antenna/ up&down converter.  They charged $100 which includes the recycled
> pole and the coax.  The pole has been treated with creosote.  They do not
> climb the poles as they can reach everything from their bucket.
> When I asked, they said they would plant as many as I wanted at $100 each.
> My local farm supply stores still sell creosote fence posts, they cost a
> little more than green treated, but hold up much better.
> I guess creosote isn't banned everywhere.
> 73,
> Joe kk0sd

Joe, this is also true, word for word, in one county's REA district.
I don't know about all counties (there are 254 of them in this state) 
but at least in Garza county, a friend of mine has gotten 4 of them 
planted on the corners of his retirement lot by his power company.
these are recycled poles, not new poles.  New poles cost more but do 
not remember how much.  he was just happy to get 40' out of the ground 
or AGL to hang his wire.

chas  k5dam

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