Jesse Lor

Jesse Lor

Posted on 08/02/2014


Photo taken on August  2, 2014


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A new spec...???

A new spec...???
Now, I understand that Xcel Energy uses clamped brace arms on dead-ends, but on normal poles like this? Seems strange to me.
Not exactly sure if this is Xcel's future spec or if they just needed an installation that didn't require a lot of time to put up. Either way I hope they don't put more up, there's a handful of poles like this already on this line!

Part of the Lift Bridge replacement project going on here in town.

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Power Lines
Power Lines
That had better be mutual aid if it's Xcel Energy!
3 years ago.
Jesse Lor has replied to Power Lines
I've seen about 9-10 of these so far. There's one pole around the Twin Cities with clamped braced arms. It just seems to strange that Xcel would (a mutual aid if not Xcel) build something like this. The whole line is pretty much wrecked now since there's so much mis-match construction.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
David Dahle
David Dahle
Unfortunately there are a few 'regular' poles around here with clamp-brace construction. I'd imagine it is an "optional" specification now - but it had better NOT become a regular standard!

Seems they have a real mix - the big NSP-style wood braces (my preference), then the small wood braces from the early Xcel era and these...
3 years ago.
Jesse Lor has replied to David Dahle
I agree, I hope this doesn't become a standard.
3 years ago.
Justin S
Justin S
I've been seeing them like that around the St. Cloud area as well...
3 years ago.