Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Outdoor lighting pole calculator or software

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1

    Outdoor lighting pole calculator or software

    I was hired to make quotes on outdoor lighting jobs. I learned from one of your threads that for every 5 feet of pole one foot oof the pole needs to be buried. Great for a strait pole. What about the other variables?
    Weight at the top of the pole?
    Pole shape round or square?
    Pole thickness?
    Pole material? Aluminum, steel etc.
    wind resistance or (ip)?
    type of soil? Humus, topsoil, eluviation layer, subsoil, bedrock etc.

    Is there an online calculator? or software that can be purchased?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Dublin, GA
    Posts
    159
    There a lot of "rules of thumb" but the most common is 10% of the pole length + 2 feet.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    868
    Engineers should have this knowledge. Call one "off the record"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •