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Detection of active decay at groundline in utility polesAuthor(s): Alex L. Shigo; Walter C. Shortle; Julian Ochrymowych
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-35. Upper Darby, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station. 26 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionActive wood decay at groundline in in-service utility poles can be detected by a skilled inspector using: 1. A knowledge of basic patterns of decay. 2. Recognition of obvious signs of decay. 3. Proper interpretation of information obtained from a pulsed-current meter-Shigometer®-used with various probes and probing techniques.
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CitationShigo, Alex L.; Shortle, Walter C.; Ochrymowych, Julian. 1977. Detection of active decay at groundline in utility poles. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-35. Upper Darby, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experimental Station. 26 p.
KeywordsShigometer, pole decay, pole inspection
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