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Old 02-20-2008, 01:01 PM   #1
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any idea where a good place to find telephone poles or any good alternatives?


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Old 02-20-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Any forum where the topic of where to procure telephone poles comes up is simply awesome! lol

ps- I have no idea



 
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:12 PM   #3
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I don't know that you really need a telephone pole. This year I plan on going taller with some of those poles that run along the top of chainlink fences...
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:15 PM   #4
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Yeah....how would you propose harvesting from a telephone pole? I know that the phone guys do it all the time, but they wear special harnesses and don't spend hours tediously harvesting cones 1 foot at a time. Sounds dangerous!
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:17 PM   #5
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Best bet would be to ask your local telephone company but, do you really need telephone poles?

Not sure if the is one in New York but "Lumber 2 Home and Ranch" carries 6" diameter poles in various lengths for pole barn use. A 16 footer runs $33.00 here in OKC.

I have also managed to find less expensive wolmanized 4x4's up to 16 foot at the small Ma & Pop lumber stores ($14.25). For homegrown there really isn't any need to go the full 30 foot but I suggest you do allow at least 12 foot. Although many have gone much lower and haven't noticed any ill's.

 
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:20 PM   #6
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Yeah....how would you propose harvesting from a telephone pole? I know that the phone guys do it all the time, but they wear special harnesses and don't spend hours tediously harvesting cones 1 foot at a time. Sounds dangerous!

Sounds like the start of a comedy movie script about HB...
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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what about unfinished railing poles from Home Depot? long as hell 2.5" diameter..rough wood. can you grow on PVC piping (dont even know if that will work) cheap as hell and as long as you want!

Ps. great thread. a hobby that your not considered crazy asking where to buy telephone poles lol
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:44 PM   #9
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what about unfinished railing poles from Home Depot? long as hell 2.5" diameter..rough wood. can you grow on PVC piping (dont even know if that will work) cheap as hell and as long as you want!

Ps. great thread. a hobby that your not considered crazy asking where to buy telephone poles lol
The pipe/pole material doesn't matter if you attach strings/ropes to the top and running them down to the ground. The hops will have no problem climbing in that setup...
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:09 PM   #10
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Yup, you want them to grow on strings, not the poles themselves. I used schedule 80 PVC for my uprights and am quite pleased. The regular white PVC (schedule 40 or 20) is too flexible.


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