## What are the different classes of telephone poles?

When it comes to utility poles, there are three different types utility companies choose from: composite, steel, and wood poles. Each material comes with pros and cons of their own.

**How do you determine pole class?**

For example, a class 1 pole has a minimum top circumference of 27 inches. If it is 25 feet long and cedar (most utility poles are cedar), the circumference measured 6 feet from the bottom must be at least 43.5 inches. The higher the class number, the skinnier the pole.

### How much does a 40 Class 4 pole weight?

Class/Length | 5 | 4 |
---|---|---|

30 | 580 | 665 |

35 | 740 | 855 |

40 | 920 | 1060 |

45 | 1110 | 1280 |

**What size is a utility pole?**

about 40 ft

The standard utility pole in the United States is about 40 ft (12 m) long and is buried about 6 ft (2 m) in the ground. However, poles can reach heights of 120 ft (37 m) or more to satisfy clearance requirements.

## What is a Class 5 telephone pole?

Class 1 poles range from 35 to 125 feet in length and have a minimum 27-inch circumference at the tip. The sizes drop incrementally down to Class 5, which are 20 to 50 feet in length and a minimum of 19 inches in circumference. They have a horizontal load capacity of 1,900 lbs.

**How tall is a wooden telephone pole?**

A 35-45 foot telephone pole is the standard (typical) length used in cities to carry one or two cross arms. But, depending on needs, some poles can reach heights of 120 feet or more to satisfy clearance requirements. These are not the standard telephone poles.

### How much weight can a telephone pole support?

A #1 pole will support the most weight, a #10 the least. The test for a #5 pole is that it must support 1900 lbs. applied two feet from the top and pulled at a horizontal angle. If it does it passes the test–but when installed in the field it is only permitted to support 475 lbs.

**How heavy is a 35 foot telephone pole?**

Approximate weight: 643 lbs.

## How much does a telephone pole transformer weight?

Specifications

kVA | Height Inches (mm) | Weight Lbs. (kg) |
---|---|---|

500 | 66 (1677) | 2950 (1341) |

14,400/24,940Y Primary Voltage with Taps | ||

10 | 38 (965) | 217 (98) |

15 | 38 (965) | 256 (116) |

**What is a Class 6 utility pole?**

The Class 6 poles are 20 to 45 feet in length and a minimum of 17 inches in circumference at the tip. This drops incrementally down to the smallest classification. Class 10 poles are 20 to 25 feet in length and a minimum of 12 inches in circumference at the tip.

### What is standard telephone pole height?

2. The tallest utility poles in the world are 1,137 feet tall. They’re power line suspension towers on both sides of the Yangtze River in Jiangyin, China. Typical utility poles measure 30 to 60 feet for poles in residential neighborhoods, and from 60 feet to over 120 feet along major highways.

**How tall are UK telephone poles?**

A pole should be “planted” approx 6ft (1.8m) into the ground. The doby mark is a notch 3 metres from the bottom of the pole. A pole then correctly planted would show the 3 metre mark at a height of 1.2 metres above ground level.

## What is the diameter of a standard telephone pole?

If it is 25 feet long and cedar (most utility poles are cedar), the circumference measured 6 feet from the bottom must be at least 43.5 inches. The higher the class number, the skinnier the pole. Pole lengths start at 16 feet and increase by 2-foot steps to 22 feet, then by fives from 25 feet to 90 feet.

**How tall is a telephone pole?**

The typical height of a secondary or house current telephone or utility pole is 40 feet and range from 45 to 65 feet for distribution primary circuits. Telephone Poles at least the old wooden ones come in three sizes. The worlds tallest power line suspension towers which flank the Yangtze River in Jiangyin China are 1137 feet tall.

### What is the size of a telephone pole?

The average height of a telephone pole is 45 feet, which is class 3 and commonly used for distribution. The typical height of a secondary, or house current, telephone or utility pole is 40 feet and range from 45 to 65 feet for distribution primary circuits.

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