Where to buy used telephone poles? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General > General Discussion > Where to buy used telephone poles?

8.8 Swap Kit w/ TRUSS for Jeeps~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~JEEP Gear Change Packages From ROCKRIDGE 4WD. We Are DIFF

Reply
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
sitdwnandhngon
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnatus, NY
Posts: 1,347
Where to buy used telephone poles?

Anyone know how I can get my hands on some used telephone poles? I need 16 posts for my garage and they would be perfect.

But I don't know where or how to go about finding them.

__________________
I can't bear the thought of losing, I dread the attention winning brings

Quote:
Originally Posted by northjeep View Post
4.2 has 0.2 more!
sitdwnandhngon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
POLBOSS
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Duncanville, TX.
Posts: 88
WTF!
POLBOSS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:25 PM   #3
25jon25
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: WA
Posts: 170
know anyone in your local PUD? I know many lineman that seem to gave no problems getting a hold of em. call up your power company and inquire
__________________
98 TJ terraflex lift locked d44 superior shafts 4.0l
RIP CHEROKEE
25jon25 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
sitdwnandhngon
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnatus, NY
Posts: 1,347
Quote:
Originally Posted by 25jon25 View Post
know anyone in your local PUD? I know many lineman that seem to gave no problems getting a hold of em. call up your power company and inquire
Whats a PUD? Ill have to try to find the number to NYSEG.
__________________
I can't bear the thought of losing, I dread the attention winning brings

Quote:
Originally Posted by northjeep View Post
4.2 has 0.2 more!
sitdwnandhngon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
BorderC
Registered User
1991 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sonora, California
Posts: 253
Yeah call your electric provider and ask about it. I know around here they auction them off once a year but you may be able to purchase them straight up.

PUD is probably "Public Utilities District"? Or maybe he lives in Pierce County and it's Pierce Utilities District? That's usually the water company though..
__________________
'91 Cherokee Laredo 4.0 H.O. - RE 3.5" Superflex Lift - 32x11.50R15 BFG Mud-Terrain KM2
I may sound calm, but in my head I've killed you three times.
BorderC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
a5tach
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sioux City, IA
Posts: 77
my buddy bought some from the power company for .30 cents a foot.
a5tach is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
Mickey_D
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 40° 3'42.36"N 112° 2'16.73"W, Utah
Posts: 6,790
When I lived in Minnesota the folks over at Minnkota Power were giving away broken poles. I dragged home about 30 of them to burn in my outdoor wood burning furnace. They were wanting to charge quite a chunk for intact ones, but the broken ones they were almost willing to deliver them for you if you took the whole thing.

Most utility companies have a hard time getting rid of the old poles because of the disposal of the creosoted part. But if you're going to use them for hanging a garage roof onto, they're perfect...
__________________
1997 ZJ 5.2 Orvis, Baby!
1953 Willys M100 trailer Tagalong
________________
[_][][][][][][][][_]


Mickey_D is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #8
Ibreakevrything
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beverly MA
Posts: 125
http://www.americantimberandsteel.co...FcZM5QodFzYsqQ

http://www.oodle.com/detail/Telephon...1971/lasvegas/


http://www.ehow.com/how_4476322_tele...ity-poles.html

hope this helps a little
Ibreakevrything is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
percent20
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Posts: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by sitdwnandhngon View Post
Anyone know how I can get my hands on some used telephone poles? I need 16 posts for my garage and they would be perfect.

But I don't know where or how to go about finding them.
Ok i have to ask why telephone polls for a garage and why 16?
percent20 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 07:03 PM   #10
Ibreakevrything
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beverly MA
Posts: 125
roof supports? really big garage? log garage
Ibreakevrything is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 07:12 PM   #11
XJIceQueen98
Member
 
XJIceQueen98's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 450
Yep call some one at the power company. Try someone in the office of your local divisions. They should be able to help ya. My dad works for the power company but you're a little far from me or i'd get them for ya no problem.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirGCal
You are the Ice Queen, not the warm and fuzzy queen... At least you live up to your namesake.:laugh:

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigWaylon
if you think you're "normal" just because a majority of the posters on jeepforum agree with you...then you REALLY have issues...:D :D
XJIceQueen98 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 08:03 PM   #12
jbolty
Moderator
 
jbolty's Avatar
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 15,863
Back when my dad worked for the power company in New Hampshire they would yank the old poles out or cut them off and leave them by the side of the road, free for the taking.
__________________
.
"The right to be heard does not necessarily include the right to be taken seriously." —Hubert Humphrey
.
If you live within wheeling distance of San Diego county, click here
jbolty is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 08:08 PM   #13
Ibreakevrything
Registered User
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beverly MA
Posts: 125
thats nh the we dont give a (Please refrain from avoiding the language filter. This is your warning) state
Ibreakevrything is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #14
thecleaner
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Clarksville, Indiana
Posts: 3,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by percent20 View Post
Ok i have to ask why telephone polls for a garage and why 16?
It's going to be a POLE barn style garage, I would guess. I'm doing the same thing right now, but I used dimensional lumber.
__________________
I don't like repeat offenders. I like dead offenders -Ted Nugent |....................| Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum" -Flavius Vegetius Renatus
You'll be amazed at how much government you'll never miss - Mitch Daniels
thecleaner is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 06-21-2009, 08:37 PM   #15
03Wrangler
Registered User
2010  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Martville NY.... near syracuse, kinda
Posts: 1,662
a NEW 25' pole is 200 bucks at my local agway....

call electricians that do pole services... they should have old ones, or know where to get some.
03Wrangler is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.