Line measurements and direction originate from a pole designated as
Whenever possible, poles are situated on high ground and at locations
that provide good digging. To do this, it may be necessary to
dig deeper holes.
change span lengths.
change size of guy wires.
Pole locations are marked by stakes driven into the ground. A change
in direction is made and the next pole stake location cannot be seen.
The layout crew pounds a second stake in line with the new direction
3 feet from the next pole stake.
3 feet from the corner pole stake.
3 feet beyond the next pole stake.
6 feet from the corner pole stake.
Heavy pencil or crayon markings on
the location stakes provide
information for the construction crews.
The marked data may include
serial number, type of transposition, pole depth, and number of
pole number, type of transposition, span length and number of
line number, serial number, special instructions, and type of
direction change, line number, type of transposition, and pole
length and class.