Change List for this Rule

 

Original Version

Rule 51.6-A

 

51.6-A.    Marking Of Poles Where Conductors Are Not On Crossarms

 

Wood or metal poles which support conductors of more than 750 volts in vertical configuration and not on crossarms shall have bands of bright yellow color not less than one foot in width painted around them. The top of such a band shall be neither less than 2 feet nor more than 3 feet below the lowest conductor of each circuit of more than 750 volts so supported.

 

In lieu of the paint required by this rule, similarly located signs, showing the words "High voltage" in letters not less than 3 inches in height, shall be used. The letters on such signs shall be white on a green or black background, or such signs shall be of weather and corrosion-resisting material with the letters cut out therefrom and clearly legible. 

 

The provisions of this rule, 51.6-A, shall not apply to the marking of poles at the levels of supply circuits of more than 22,500 volts in rural districts.

 

See Rule 61.6 for the marking of towers.

 

Strikeout and Underline Version

Rule 51.6-A

 

51.6-A.    Marking Of Poles Where Conductors Are Not On Crossarms

 

(1)    Wood or metal poles which support conductors of more than 750 volts in vertical configuration and not on crossarms shall have bands of bright yellow color not less than one foot in width painted around them shall have high voltage signs in letters not less than 3 inches in height. The top of such signs shall be neither less than 2 feet 30 inches nor more than 3 feet 40 inches below the lowest conductor of each circuit of more than 750 volts. Such signs shall be of weather and corrosion-resisting material, solid or with letters cut out therefrom and clearly legible.

In lieu of the paint required by this rule, similarly located signs, showing the words "High voltage" in letters not less than 3 inches in height, shall be used. The letters on such signs shall be white on a green or black background, or such signs shall be of weather and corrosion-resisting material with the letters cut out therefrom and clearly legible. 

The provisions of this rule, 51.6-A, shall not apply to the marking of poles at the levels of supply circuits of more than 22,500 volts in rural districts.

See Rule 61.6 for the marking of towers.

 

(2)    Optional marking methods:

 

a)    Similarly located bands of bright yellow color not less than 1 foot in width may be used;

 

b)    In lieu of marking the pole, crossarms where present may be marked per Rule 52.4.

 

Final Version

Rule 51.6-A

 

51.6-A.    Marking Of Poles

 

(1)    Wood or metal poles which support conductors of more than 750 volts shall have high voltage signs in letters not less than 3 inches in height. The top of such signs shall be neither less than 30 inches nor more than 40 inches below the lowest conductor of each circuit of more than 750 volts. Such signs shall be of weather and corrosion-resisting material, solid or with letters cut out therefrom and clearly legible.

 

(2)    Optional marking methods:

 

a)    Similarly located bands of bright yellow color not less than 1 foot in width may be used;

 

b)    In lieu of marking the pole, crossarms where present may be marked per Rule 52.4.