[aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)
derek at dkoonce.com
Fri Dec 29 00:22:25 CST 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.
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
>> 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.
> Steve K4HG
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