OT What is this in the electric pole?
Taking a walk and sat down by a wood electric pole, not carrying any
electricity, just put on one side of the street to balance the tension
from the other direction on the pole on the other side of the street.
About a foot above the ground is a 3" section with 3 things in it, all
pointing down, about 30^ from vertical. The top one was a wooden plug
about 3/4" in diameter. The next one down was a wooden plug about an
inch in diameter. And the bottom one was a metal thing, black, looks
like a plug, almost an inch in diam. with a hole for a pretty large torx
wrench in the top.
What do you think these things are?
On Saturday, December 27, 2014 2:18:48 PM UTC-6, micky wrote:
Possibly, they can load some wood preservative into the core of the pole? I found the plug...but it didn't detail its use.
On Saturday, December 27, 2014 2:41:09 PM UTC-6, bob_villa wrote:
I found the plug...but it didn't detail its use.
"Treated Wood Plugs
There are 22 sizes, lengths and quantities of treated wood plugs available
from our large inventory. Poles, Inc.'s famous camouflage colored 5-gallon
pails, filled with plugs, can be found in the trucks of contractors all ove
r North America. The pails offer an economical and easy to use option for s
hipping plugs. Treated wood plugs are treated with either Copper Naphthenat
e, CCA, or ACQ. Tight fitting plugs should be placed into all of the inspec
tion and treatment holes that are placed into the pole during an inspection
. Treated wood plugs are also used to fill abandoned bolt-holes in the abov
e ground portion of the pole. Utility companies often move cross arms or re
configured wood pole lines during there long service life. Leaving these ho
les open can allow for above ground decay or insect attack to develop."
May be it is to inspect for core rot?
On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 12:41:04 -0800 (PST), bob_villa
indicates they are used to plug the holes drilled to inspect and treat
utility poles in the field. The 2 wooden ones were most likely the
first 2 inspections of the pole before the utility switched to Plastic
On Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:12:02 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wow. You found it! The torx hole is hard to see, but I can see it in
the enlargement. What I thought was metal must be shiny plastic.
Yes, I'm sure you're right.
Very good job you guys. Thanks
Under Copper Naphthenate:
" Our Copper Naphthenate meets the AWPA M-4 specification for field
treatment of preserved wood. Copper Naphthenate is also widely used as
an internal void treatment in standing utility poles. "
I think the pole also had a "groundline bandage" maybe containing copper
hydroxide and borax, like in this brochure, at t he bottom left
You can easily live without looking at this It gives results for
various preservatives. The "bandage is at the bottom of the pole, 3"
wide black vinyl or something, plus whatever might be underground.
On Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 4:18:48 AM UTC+8, micky wrote:
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