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[aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)

Derek Koonce derek at dkoonce.com
Fri Dec 29 06:22:25 UTC 2006


I know in Lincoln, CA there is a huge pile of wooden power poles. Not 
sure of the company name that has them. It appears to be the stockpile 
for the wesern US based on the number there.

Derek Koonce
KE6JTP



Steve Dimse wrote:

>
> 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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