P1218 - Trial-Use Guide for Maintenance of Wood Transmission and Distribution Line Structures
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This guide provides general recommendations for maintaining wood poles and wood structures. The recommendations are based on sound asset management and engineering principles, safety and liability considerations and decades of field experience by many utilities. Included are technical explanations as required to cover: inspection of wood structures and attachments; supplemental preservative treatments; methods of restoring strength to pole sections weakened by decay, insects, woodpeckers and mechanical or other damage; wood structure system management.
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