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#119219 - 12/11/04 07:54 PM Revisiting Pisa
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Here is one of numerous(!!!) "italicized" poles throughout the area where I live (Whatcom County, Washington State). Seriously, they are all over the place here! I'd photograph more and upload them but there are just way too many!

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#119220 - 12/12/04 05:22 AM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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The pole is just trying to get a better look down the street .

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#119221 - 12/12/04 10:48 AM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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Aw....and I thought it was the magnetic field emanating from the substation across the street.

I wonder how often (if ever) a POCO will "sound" poles to detect rot before they fall over?

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#119222 - 12/12/04 04:26 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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Yeah...it's just trying to be nearer its mates over the road

Or listen-in to the whispers
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#119223 - 01/01/05 05:20 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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#119224 - 01/01/05 06:56 PM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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Down here with the Texas tidal plane clay soil, the county flood control district is constantly cleaning out the drainage ditches along the road... this involves removing a good amount of dirt. Then, over the years, as the surrounding dirt slowly migrates back into the ditch, the poles alongside begin leaning in to the ditch. And I mean leaning. Some of them are darned scary!
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#119225 - 01/02/05 04:39 AM Re: Revisiting Pisa
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Mine are in peat (central Scotland), though there may well be shale mines underneath. There's a 'bing' - spent shale, in the back left of the first picture.

I guess it's the wires that hold these up, though it's the westerly gales that blow 'em over!

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