[aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)
synerco at cox.net
Thu Dec 28 12:38:22 CST 2006
This was either very astute or simply hilarious, so I'm really interested
in the forthcoming comments!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Dimse" <steve at dimse.com>
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Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)
> On Dec 28, 2006, at 12:14 PM, R. Simmons wrote:
>> Poles similar to power poles are often used as pilings for piers and
>> Possibly they recieve special treatment for their harsh environment,
>> they are ( largely ) submerged for their entire lifespans. I would
>> you pursue that line of thought, contact a harbor department, etc.
> Finally, an intelligent conversation about Power Poles, if a bit off-
> topic! Funniest thing I've heard on the sig in a while!
> AFAIK, there is no special marine treatment. Typical pressure
> (arsenic-copper) treated 4x4's last about 4 years in tidal areas, and rot
> at the area which is intermittantly exposed to air. A power pole would
> last longer, but if it were under load it would not be long until the
> load bearing ability was compromised.
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