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[aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)

SYNERCO synerco at cox.net
Thu Dec 28 18:38:22 UTC 2006


   This was either very astute or simply hilarious, so I'm really interested 
in the forthcoming comments!

Gun WØGUN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Dimse" <steve at dimse.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
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 
>> wharfs.
>> Possibly they recieve special treatment for their harsh  environment, 
>> since
>> they are ( largely ) submerged for their entire lifespans. I would 
>> suggest
>> 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.
>
> Steve K4HG
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