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Old 02-21-2013, 04:37 PM #1
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20' netting, how to do telephone poles?

Hey guys, almost done with finishing the plans for my field. Now, I am curious, how do I go about getting telephone poles put down for the netting. How much should I expect to pay for something like that, etc.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:30 PM #2
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Ideally, you set them with a line truck. If that's not practical, you can set them with a tractor and a chain.

Depth of the pole will depend on the type of soil you have. If you have a hard clay soil like we do, you can set the poles at a 1:4 ratio--1 foot down for every four feet of pole above the ground. If you have a sandy or loamy soil, you'll want to set them at a 1:3 ratio. At those ratios, for a 20' pole, you'd want to be between 5 and 7 feet deep.

The key to setting poles right is to use a hydraulic or pneumatic tamper to tamp down the dirt as you're filling the hole. Check with your local rental equipment company and see if they rent them.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 PM #3
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Excellent. Thank you very much for this advice.

Do you know where to buy telephone poles and how much they usually cost?
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:11 PM #4
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Check with your local power utility. They will typically have used poles you can get really cheap.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:53 AM #5
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25 ft poles run approx 4 to 5 dollars a foot. New salt treated poles don't usually have the frayed splinters off the pole that the creosote poles usually have.
If you haven't bought net yet, get with chris at kpro. I would recommend to sew an extra grommeted tab in the middle, helps a lot with keeping net from acting like a sail. He can also put doors in netting wherever you need them. Little more expensive but well worth it
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:12 AM #6
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Check with local Electrical contractor. They might truck setup for pole settiing. Also call Dig Safe before you dig its the law (they check for phones lines, gas line etc burried underground).Most contractors will not dig with out it. If you dig with tractor and auger you need to call them too.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:31 PM #7
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When setting poles usually u go 10% plus 2ft of the pole So if u had a 40ft pole u would set it 6 ft in the ground. Call local utilities to see if they have old poles
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:15 AM #8
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25 ft poles run approx 4 to 5 dollars a foot. New salt treated poles don't usually have the frayed splinters off the pole that the creosote poles usually have.
If you haven't bought net yet, get with chris at kpro. I would recommend to sew an extra grommeted tab in the middle, helps a lot with keeping net from acting like a sail. He can also put doors in netting wherever you need them. Little more expensive but well worth it
This. Kpro is great, made our lives really easy.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:57 PM #9
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I called my local power company when i was building a rock climbing wall in my backyard. bought 2 telephone poles and had them put them in my backyard.. cost about 300 total
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We've slammed over 120 poles in the ground for paintball purposes, and another 80 for a golf driving range, NONE of which have shifted or tilted since installation. All our poles are 7-8 feet in the ground, corner poles or any with a shift in the lateral force (corners, etc) are 9+ feet in the ground. It's important to pack them with 3/4" down limestone or something very coarse. Do NOT use pea gravel or anything rounded, as it just settles upwards as the pole vibrates, and the small crushed limestone does the same. Also, spacing is important: we went every 10' on 20' netting, but we have high winds and I refuse to do all the setup and repair everytime it blows a bit. We have NEVER had any issues with paintball netting. Ever. Once it's up in Spring, it stays up until Halloween with NO maintenance, but we did it right the first time!
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Concrete.... Good idea or not?
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If u concrete the poles u don't need guide wires

If u don't concrete u need them
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Concrete.... Good idea or not?
Concrete is very permanent. That cuts both ways - great for being permanent, not so great when you need to get rid of / move it.

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