Phone Systems


Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 2 of 2 1 2
#621730 - 07/03/18 12:29 AM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11,801
hbiss Online content
Member
hbiss  Online Content

Member
***

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 11,801
New York
Power company replaced a pole down the street from me at least 10 years ago. Today I see Verizon finally doing their transfer. As I pass I roll down my window and mention to them that it's only been10 years. "Better late than never" was the reply.

-Hal


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: Some comments made by me are known to the State of California to cause irreversible brain damage and serious mental disorders leading to confinement.
Google Telephone Equipment Search
#621733 - 07/03/18 01:36 AM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,672
dexman Online content
Spam Hunter
dexman  Online Content

Spam Hunter
*****

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,672
Arlington, Massachusetts
We had double poles around town for quite a while. Eventually the town higher-ups got after all four providers to shift their lines over. Eventually Verizon and NStar (now Eversource) removed all of the dead wood.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the work to be fully completed around our block. Both poles were set by NET&T CO, so Verizon owns them. Utilities include:

Eversource (electricity)
Comcast (cable TV)
RCN (cable TV)
Verizon copper
Verizon fiber (FiOS)


I Love FEATURE 00

www.dexman.webs.com
#621743 - 07/03/18 12:45 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 628
hawk82 Offline
Member
hawk82  Offline

Member

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 628
Central Maine
Woof those are some bad poles. New England Telephone & Telegraph, there's still plenty of those pole markers around my parts. Probably of the same age. Double poles are very common around here. Really the only time they got cleaned up was during the union strike a few years back. The contractors (scabs as the union called them) that Fairpoint hired needed busy work so they did a bunch of long delayed pole transfer work. It was refreshing. But now seems to be back to the old backlog. In fact, on a stretch of road near me, Fairpoint had poles on both sides of the road: old poles probably 50+ years old with only their plant on them, and new poles they had set a few years back with everyone else's attachments. The State DOT had said for 2 years that construction was coming to widen the road this spring, to increase the road surface, ditch, and put in a bunch of culverts. Fairpoint literally waited until 0 hour to do the transfers, paying I'm sure ridiculous overtime to have a guy in a bucket truck cut in new closures on every day of the week, including Sundays, for a month not including the construction team to run new 100pr or whatever they put up. They removed a bunch of long abandoned lead pulp cable too. Would have been nice to grab some before they hauled it off.

Another thing, probably the most important thing, is apparently they don't do pole inspections anymore. Rot like that doesn't happen overnight.

#621744 - 07/03/18 12:48 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 628
hawk82 Offline
Member
hawk82  Offline

Member

Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 628
Central Maine
If the pole doesn't have butt rot but is leaning, they can apparently use expanding foam to "right" the pole. Check out this video, pretty neat stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jb2JyzHtjA

#621752 - 07/03/18 04:12 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,893
justbill Online content
Admin
justbill  Online Content

Admin
****

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,893
Western Nebraska
Power line pulled tight, no slack and a dead end pole with no guy, what do they expect? Wonder how long that will keep it straight? My bet is no better than doing the same thing and a good tamping.


Retired phone dude
#621760 - 07/03/18 09:34 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,672
dexman Online content
Spam Hunter
dexman  Online Content

Spam Hunter
*****

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,672
Arlington, Massachusetts
The replacement pole has been set. Crew members said the replacement is 40' tall while the original is 35'. The new pole has a larger diameter.

Curious thing, the way the new pole is set, all service lines are on the sidewalk/inside of the pole. Service lines on the old pole are on the street/outside.

Is this now common practice to shift everything to the inside? eh


I Love FEATURE 00

www.dexman.webs.com
#621764 - 07/03/18 10:00 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: dexman]  
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,893
justbill Online content
Admin
justbill  Online Content

Admin
****

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16,893
Western Nebraska
My opinion for what it's worth is they screwed up, more than likely it was easier to set the pole that way.


Retired phone dude
#621768 - 07/03/18 11:25 PM Re: Utility Pole Woe [Re: justbill]  
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,276
Professor Shadow Online content
Admin
Professor Shadow  Online Content
Admin
*****

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,276
Canby, Oregon
Originally Posted by justbill
My opinion for what it's worth is they screwed up, more than likely it was easier to set the pole that way.

Probably just use the Cable Stretcher...it's in the back of the van next to the bag of Chin Nuts.


Dean

Please don't confuse your "Google Search" with my licenses, certifications and 30 years experience.
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  EV607797 

Refurbished Phones & Equipment Search
Shout Box
FREE DESI Labeling System Software!
FREE DESI Labeling Software - Click Here!
Most Recent 5 Post
Up for sale buy one or all, make an offer
by usedphones. 09/17/18 11:42 PM
Toshiba tech (St Louis, MO or remote)
by stewie. 09/17/18 01:50 PM
call pilot 100 r3.1 into call pilot150 with r3.1
by jacktelco. 09/16/18 05:55 PM
Who's Online Now
45 registered members (shivtiel, Yoda, RonP, phonman123, MooreTel, usedphones, dexman, newtecky, hbiss, BATBAT, palamarchuknv, ThePhoneConnection, justbill, hitechcomm, Dave Me, mbhydro, BobRobert, SST, Professor Shadow, stewie, Touch Tone Tommy, brokeda, nameless, jeffmoss26, metelcom, RATHER BE FISHING, dude, juno, crownedking, mathrap, dosjock, telecom guy10, Casey Y, Biztel Cuban Okie Tech, phonemeister, zoomo, GaryH, jknichols, Snorri, srg, ATechguy, upstateny, Coral Tech, PMOC, 1 invisible), 747 guests, and 56 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Tech Support Line 1.800.766.3425
Over the Phone Tech Support for your Phones and Business Phone Systems
Popular Topics(Views)
Newest Members
ph1954, GlennCK, GODOFCOMMSANDTEL, CartoonX, Jason Cislowski
48744 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums62
Topics91,523
Posts622,768
Members48,744
Most Online5,661
May 23rd, 2018
Today's Birthdays
bf6b5yr, mojoecc, Winetech
Top Posters(30 Days)
dexman 59
Ruben 20
hbiss 14
RESPONSIVE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Need to check code
Free Phone Repair Diagnostic
Contact Us | Telephone System Tech Support | Terms of Service

Sundance Communications is not affiliated with any of the above manufacturers.
©Copyright Sundance Communications 1998-2018
Trusted Partners
Sitemap