Figure 1-27. Location of pole steps on a pole with a
b. Mounting detachable step plates (Figures 1-20 and 1-23).
(1) Drill a 3/8 inch lead hole into the pole about 2 inches deep.
(2) Insert the mounting lag screw through the larger hole in the mounting plate and drive it
firmly into the lead hole. The long edges of the mounting plate and the head of the mounting screw
must be squarely vertical. Drive the screw into the pole until all edges of the mounting plate are
imbedded in the pole. Drive a strap nail through the smaller hole in the mounting plate and into the
pole. If there is no strap nail with the detachable step assembly, use a 300 galvanized wire nail.
(3) Fit a detachable step on the lag screw head to ensure that the step is seated properly.
Realign the screw, if necessary, to obtain a proper seat. Remove detachable steps from the mounting.