Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section V


Detailed Construction Requirements for Supply Lines
(Class H, L and T Circuits)


56.2    Use


Where mechanical loads imposed on poles, towers, or structures are greater than can be supported with safety factors as specified in Rule 44 , additional strength shall be provided by the use of guys or other suitable construction.

Where guys are used with poles or similar structures capable of considerable deflection before failure, the guys shall be able to support the entire load, the pole below the point of guy attachment acting merely as a strut.

Guys shall be attached to structures, as nearly as practicable, at the center of load. They shall be maintained taut and of such strength as to meet the safety factors of
Rule 44 .