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Why are power poles grounded?

Why are power poles grounded?

A crossarm holds the wires up on the pole. The neutral wire is below the transformer and acts as a line back to the substation and balances out the amount of electricity or load on the system. Lightning arrestors protect the pole and equipment from lightning strikes. A ground wire runs the entire length of the pole.

Do I need to ground a flagpole?

No protection is needed for a television antenna or flagpole whose mast enters the earth. Both are automatically grounded, and lightning will simply travel down their length into the soil. But an antenna or other pole that does not contact the earth has to be linked to it by means of grounding equipment.

How much does an in ground flagpole cost?

Per Unit Cost A contractor will charge $847 to install a 25-foot pole in concrete, which includes the labor and material. You can buy a flagpole kit for $500 and install it yourself.

How deep in the ground does a flagpole need to be?

Make sure the hole is at least 2 feet deep and four to six times the diameter of the pole to accommodate the ground sleeve. It should be included with the purchase of your flagpole.

How do you secure a ground pole?


  1. Find a concrete surface and lightly tamp your digging iron against it.
  2. Remove the turf and topsoil from the site of the post.
  3. Dig the hole putting the displaced earth onto the tarp.
  4. Pour 4 inches of gravel into the hole.
  5. Place the post in the hole.
  6. Add another 2 inches of gravel around the base of the post.

What size flag should be flown on a 20 foot pole?

20′ Flagpole-Minimum Top flag 3’x5′, Bottom (2nd flag) 2’x3’…Flag Sizing Chart.

Flagpole Length Flag Size
6′ House Pole 3’x5′
20′ 3’x5′ up to 4’x6′
25′ 4’x6′ up to 5’x8′
30′ – 35′ 5’x8′ up to 6’x10′

How do you concrete a pole in the ground?

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Dig the post hole, making it three times the width of the post and at a depth equal to 1/3 to 1⁄2 of the above-ground length of the post, plus 6″ (right).
  2. Pour 6″ of gravel or crushed stone into the bottom of the hole.
  3. Set the post in the hole.