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Hurk    Posted 04-07-2002 at 12:53:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a little problem. The light poles beside barn and in yard by house are old and have light bulb sockets. I would like to replace them poles and all. They are pretty high. I thought about some kind of pole that would swing down or something. Thanks for any info.


JoeK    Posted 04-08-2002 at 10:15:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
1:Tiltover poles are available for sale,or fairly easy to make.Check also with TV/Ham radio antenna dealers in your area.I have a couple homemade ones for antennae approx 20' high.Find a mast or heavy tubing,drill thru the bottom end in 3 places about 6" apart,bolt on 2-4" pieces of channel iron(flat side in).Place in deep posthole so bottom of tube is just above ground level,fill hole with concrete/sackcrete.The pole can be tilted by removing the top and bottom bolts,and pivoting it on the center bolt.Wiring can run up the tube,just remember to leave enough slack for the pole to tilt.
2:Check with local power co for poles and mercury vapor lights,here the company will lease(minimal cost) the pole and light to you and THEY will change bulbs when needed.
3:Call you local scrap dealer,the often get lights and standards from demolition jobs and such.


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