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[aprssig] power poles (oh noooo)

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Fri Dec 29 12:45:20 UTC 2006


Allow me to rephrase my question..... ANDERSON power poles in a marine
environment.  Lord, I hope there isn't a timber company names anderson....

Wes


On 12/29/06, Derek Koonce <derek at dkoonce.com> wrote:
>
> 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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