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Old 10-04-19, 03:05 PM
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what is it

Poco came out and added this to the pole. There are no electric or cable wires on this pole, it's just there [across the road] to attach the guy wires for the pole that has the cables going up to my house. Any idea as to what it is or for?

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Old 10-04-19, 03:14 PM
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Picture is too small to get good view.
Is the soil shallow? It could be extra support for the pole.
 
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Old 10-04-19, 03:19 PM
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I don't know why the pic came out so small

It looks like a piece they use to protect wire when it comes out of the ground except there is no utilities of any kind on that side of the road. That pole has been there for close to 30 yrs. All the ground is slate rock but I assume the pole is good and secure. This is something they did yesterday.
 
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Are you talking about the half round covering fastened to the pole ?
More than likely they ran a ground wire down the pole.
Look up and see if there is a wire attached to the guy wire and coming down the pole.
 
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That's what has me puzzled, there is no wire/cable above that half round cover. There is also some type of top or deflector where the cable protector stops. They felt the need to spray paint it all brown for some reason.
 
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Old 10-05-19, 06:26 AM
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Pic broken. I'd like to see it.

How to add pics. .....
 
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With the bands around it..... it looks more like a splint.
 
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Old 10-05-19, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for enlarging the pic Pete

So you're thinking maybe they added steel and then covered it up ?? that makes sense. I'm sure the pole hadn't got hit unless it was by the county's mower. That pole is across a ditch and a few feet up the hill. I'm pretty sure that pole is original to the service going up to my house and that would be about 30 yrs ago. How long do telephone poles usually last?
 
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How long do telephone poles usually last?
The average is 30-35 years unless they are exposed to sudden de-acceleration syndrome.
It's mostly dictated by ground rot.

The poles in my area are over 60 years old as they are in sandy soil.
 
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How long do telephone poles usually last?

I thought it was an electric pole.
 
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Old 10-05-19, 11:33 AM
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[A couple of supervisors sitting around the office at the power co]

"Hey, lets go out by Mark Sr's house & put this old thing on that that light pole & screw with his mind a little bit..."
 
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actually that one is an anchor pole, it has two guy wires that are connected to the pole with the transformer .... that also carries electric cables, fiber optic and phone lines.
 
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screw with his mind a little bit..."
that's it in a nutshell! curiosity killed the cat - glad I ain't a cat!
 
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You ain't a photographer either!
 
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Never claimed to be, I figured I was doing good to just be able to post a pic .... and it took Pete's help to make it big enough to see.
 
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Well, dumping on Marksr made my morning. Thanks for the today's chuckles.
 
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