Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Searching for rope; Pioneering poles
Searching for rope; Pioneering poles
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:45:56 -0600
After quite a few phone calls today on this subject, I found out:
Public Service (electric) does not sell/donate used rope and doesn't have
any. The Cable TV companies locally may, in fact, use rope to pull the
cable through conduit, but that is contracted out. I'd have to seek out a
local contractor. US WEST (phone company) may also be a dead end; I'm
still waiting for a call back.
1000 feet of baling twine at County General costs $10. I suspect that's
not a cery good price. Their rope prices were higher than the local Ace
Hardware (no ads, just reporting the facts).
Public Service company informed me, that while they used to sell old
ladders and telephone poles, they can no longer do that due to liability.
Telephone poles are considered hazardous waste due to the use of creosote
Maybe that's why, on my ride and hike today, I found old telephone poles
tossed over the bank along the railroad track. Probably hoping someone
(like me) might haul them off for free.
Still some calls to make to comparison shop.
Jan Mussler, Webelos Den Leader, Pack 170
Troop Committee Chair, Troop 170
Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council