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quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 09:03AM

Spotted this A.M. while on my morning walk. On a Florida Power and Light pole carrying high tension wires through the conservation area where I was walking. Could be it's called a cant hole 'cause you can't insert your rod while setting (sitting); you have to be standing to reach it.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 05:16PM

USDA website:
"Cant Hole: A through hole in the pole which is used in rotating the pole about its axis during setting. The hole is typically 1-1/2" in diameter and located approximately 4 feet above the groundline."

Huh?
confused
smiley
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 05:41PM

I like my idea better. And this one was only three feet above the ground. The really ironic thing is that I never would have seen it if I hadn't walked over to the pole to take a leak so I was standing there with my rod in hand when I saw it.

The cant hole is parallel to the arms of the pole so that the guys on the ground can align the arms.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/01/2012 05:47PM by quasi.
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 06:52PM

From Dictionary.com:

cant [kant]

noun
1. a salient angle.
2. a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing.
3. a slanting or tilted position.
4. an oblique line or surface, as one formed by cutting off the corner of a square of cube.
5. an oblique or slanting face of anything.

adjective
9. oblique or slanting.

verb (used with object)
10. to bevel; form an oblique surface upon.
11. to put in an oblique position; tilt; tip.
12. to throw with a sudden jerk.

verb (used without object)
13. to take or have an inclined position; tilt; turn.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 07:36PM

That doesn't help.
But seeing as I know what a cantilever bridge is I can sleep at night.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 07:59PM

The guys put the rod in the cant hole to TURN the pole so that the arms are properly aligned to keep the wires straight when they are installed. Those are some big damn poles, too.

And I STILL like my original idea better - it's more colorful if inaccurate.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 10:30PM

Is that your piss on the pole?
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 11:13PM

no to be confused with the 'bung hole'..
what seems odd to me is that they needed to label it, whomever was installing the poles would surely know it was a 'cant hole' and what to do with it...I drilled a hell of alot of holes in wooden poles myself, and we never labeled any of them confused
smiley

thanks for disclosing your piss spot, I'll be sure to watch my step should I be in the area spinning
smiley sticking its tongue out

BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 11:54PM

I did a lot of boring holes thru wooden power poles to hang fire alarm cables on.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 02:54AM

I drilled before they were treated...if you were drilling in wood poles around here they were likely treated with pentachlorophenol, and unless you ate the offal from your drilling, mostly harmless...
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 04:04AM

Probably some regulation that says they have to label the holes.

And nah, I was pissin' in the weeds while reading the signage.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 05:28AM

Can hole?
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 04:35PM

The poles I worked on were back in the 80s. I don't know what they were treated with, it was probably what you said or maybe creosote on some of the older poles, but you didn't want to get a splinter of the wood into your skin, I remember that.