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We have been doing fiber optic cable installation for several years now & mainly indoor or outdoor underground. Recently we have been engaged to install ADSS fiber 12-core onto existing telephone poles and was given a list of items to install (eg. Fiberlign Dielectric support, ADSS extension link, Clevis Thimble, band lock, M16 pole brackets & safety hook plates, prefiber deadends & stainless steel strap. Also tangent assembly (block) swivel end with mesh for installing onto lamp post.
These items are new to us so any information on how to install these things will be of great help. Also need to purchase these items so please email direct to me. Thanks


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I hate to do this, but honestly, outside plant construction is a completely different industry than phone cable installation. It's really not something that someone inexperienced should be messing with. We have been doing it for 20 years and still learn something new every day.

Utility poles are a very carefully designed balancing act. Any attachments that are made must conform to a strict code of standards to prevent excessive tension placed on them. Wooden poles can bow or twist, metal poles can literally snap. It seems to be a simple business, but it's not and the risks are pretty high.

My suggestion would be to try to find a copy of "The Bell System Blue Book of Construction Standards" on e-bay or something. It was a proprietary documentation that's out of print and was never available for sale to the general public. You'll need to find an old-timer that worked for a Bell company. Bell (AT&T) had by far, the most strict and appropriate construction standards, so follow their specifications and you can't go wrong.

Really, outside plant is dangerous and not as simple as it seems....Be careful.

How come there's always enough time to go back and fix it a second time?


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