# Service support pole

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#### jthomas78725

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Hello. I am new to this forum, and look forward to everything I'll learn and hopefully help others with. But, I have a question first. I am being required to set a pole for overhead service support, in order to get it to my service mast on the side of a house/bar. Does anyone know if there is a formula for how deep the pole must go if I need it 18' above grade? The help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason

#### WorkSafe

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I remember hearing something about minimum of 6' for wooden poles. It's covered in ANSI 05.1 I believe. Good luck.

#### alwaysafe

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Check with your Utility provider

Check with your Utility provider

I would first check with your local utility provider to find out what their spec's are for the drop to your meter. This should include all the information you are looking for, including pole depth and type of pole to use.
Here is an example of what our local provider makes available to customers:

http://www.pge.com/includes/docs/pd...tion/greenbook/servicerequirements/025055.pdf

I hope this helps.

#### Hv&Lv

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Hello. I am new to this forum, and look forward to everything I'll learn and hopefully help others with. But, I have a question first. I am being required to set a pole for overhead service support, in order to get it to my service mast on the side of a house/bar. Does anyone know if there is a formula for how deep the pole must go if I need it 18' above grade? The help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason
10% +2'.
A 25' pole would be 2'+10% =4.5 ft. deep=20.5 ft above grade. This is for an inline pole. I would get a 25 ft' pole and set it 5.5 ft. deep with cribbing away from pull for a total height of 19.5 ft. How far is the pull? Will you need a guy?

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