Figure 1-7. Raising heavy pole with pike poles and two pole supports, initial stage.
a. Select a class 5 pole for the gin pole. Make sure that the length of the gin pole selected is at
least half of the full length of the pole to be raised. Attach four 3/4-inch manila rope guys to the top of
the gin pole.
b. Dig a hole deep enough for the butt of the gin pole. Locate this hole about 23 inches from
the pole hole. In soft soil, place a plank in the gin pole hole to prevent the gin pole from sinking.