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General Order 95


Section VIII


Detailed Construction Requirements for Communication Lines
(Class C Circuits)


86.2    Use

Where mechanical loads imposed on poles, towers or structures are greater than can be supported with the 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 stress, 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 .