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The Replacement For The EMT Pole !

The Replacement For The EMT Pole !

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Here is my mock up for the replacement for the EMT pole. The arm is a 2",6' aluminum and the pole is the lower half of the Revere folding pole. The whole setup winds up being about 15 1/2 feet tall, about the same as the EMT creation, but MUCH sturdier and safer ! Now I got to paint the pole and get it put up and wired and I'll bet set ! Still have to decide what I'm gonna do with the lower brackets on the arm, I'll probably fab some kind of bracket/adapter to bolt the lowers to the arm.

I'm not using the light (1 of 2 beat to hell stamped OV-20's I got last Xmas !)

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Manufacturer:Pole: Revere , Arm : Hapco ?
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Location:My Driveway

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Aug 06, 2019 at 04:35 PM Author: streetlight98
Awesome! Can't wait to see it installed! This exact style arm as well as an 8ft version were used here in the early 60s for 400W MV cobraheads. A 1-1/4" version (in 6ft and 8ft) was used for 100W and 175W MV lights, and a 6ft 1-1/4" version without the underbrace was used for incandescent street lights.

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Aug 06, 2019 at 06:28 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks ! I'm considering painting the pole silver to match the arm, we'll see ! as for mounting this, I know it's gonna be bolted directly to the garage at the roof line. I'm not sure how I'm securing the bottom yet. I'll probably do my usual and stare at it and the garage wall and see what ideas pop into my head !

Regarding the arm, i see a lot of the non under-braced arms around Columbus with some having rather heavy looking lights on them . Personally, I wouldn't trust them like that. In fact, the 4'-2" aluminum non braced arm I got from Memorex_Telex originally had a M-1000 on it.... CRAZY !!!!

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Aug 06, 2019 at 07:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah when the utility replaced incandescents with MV in the 70s and 80s or HPS in the 80s and 90s, those 6ft upsweep arms with no brace ended up getting cobraheads. And they actually hold them up just fine! Ironically the pipe arms they used in the 80s were weaker, and would droop with anything heavier than a small HPS cobra with a plastic lens lol. These old 60s arms were over-engineered for those big heavy 60s tank street lights lol. My favorite arms are this style, "tapered elliptical" arms, and "truss" arms.

As for securing the lag flange of the arm to the pole, perhaps a stainless steel hose clamp around the arm and pole will do? The thru-bolt holds all the weight, the lag bolts are just there for stability. Sometimes the utility company here doesn't even use the lag bolts! Other times they'll just install one lag bolt. It's not a problem usually until the pole is old and has dried out (therefore the thru-bolt is no longer snug and the arm isn't tight to the pole) and someone hits the pole with their their car. There goes the arm right off the pole. I've seen it happen when there's just one lag bolt used. Arm pops off the thru-bolt and is hanging by the one lag, damaging the arm from all the weight on the corner. The heavier duty tapered arms' pole plate bends over and a pipe arm like this may very well have its lag flange torn off or at the very least bent out.

But on concrete poles in Florida and Canada I've seen pictures where the lag bolts are substituted for a hose clamp and it seems to work fine.

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Aug 08, 2019 at 08:10 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Yeah, you figure hose clamps are used to mount traffic lights , don't walk signs and such to poles so i'm thinking I'll probably go that route. Plus I think I'm going to use the can of gloss black Rust-Oleum I already have to paint the pole. I don't want to turn this into a million dollar endeavor !

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Aug 08, 2019 at 08:48 PM Author: streetlight98
Ah no more silver paint? Hopefully one can is enough. Regardless this is going to look awesome!

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Aug 08, 2019 at 08:57 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
The gloss black is a 1 qt can so it should be more than enough.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 04:33 AM Author: streetlight98
Oh yeah plenty. Was thinking it was a spray can.

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Aug 13, 2019 at 09:52 PM Author: Willpower2
cant wait to see more!!! where are you installing it?
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Aug 14, 2019 at 09:03 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

cant wait to see more!!! where are you installing it?


It got mounted TODAY ! It's on the left (north) side of my attached garage to replace the EMT pole, here https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5198&pos=55&pid=158364 I post photos of it soon , I still have to paint a thing or two and install a couple more brackets to better hold it to the garage. I'm not sure which light will go on it when finished , WE'LL SEE !

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Aug 14, 2019 at 09:16 PM Author: Lumex120

It got mounted TODAY ! It's on the left (north) side of my attached garage to replace the EMT pole, here https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5198&pos=55&pid=158364 I post photos of it soon , I still have to paint a thing or two and install a couple more brackets to better hold it to the garage. I'm not sure which light will go on it when finished , WE'LL SEE !

I'd like to see that 700w mercury OV-50 up sometime.

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Aug 14, 2019 at 09:23 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

I'd like to see that 700w mercury OV-50 up sometime.


I thought about that ! I'm just kinda scared about putting that one of a kind light outside.... Maybe just for a couple of minutes !

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Aug 15, 2019 at 06:26 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm I think the M-250R1 or AE 13 would look nice on this arm! Or the OV-10 if you remote ballast it? The OV-400 would look nice too but the leads are permanently attached right? So it might have to be used with its small arm unless you undid the crimps and used your own wires.

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Aug 15, 2019 at 06:53 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

It got mounted TODAY ! It's on the left (north) side of my attached garage to replace the EMT pole, here https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5198&pos=55&pid=158364 I post photos of it soon , I still have to paint a thing or two and install a couple more brackets to better hold it to the garage. I'm not sure which light will go on it when finished , WE'LL SEE !

The 700W OV50. 😁

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Aug 15, 2019 at 09:15 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
the N.O.S OV-400 would be cool , but, that will stay inside. The OV-50 may go up a time or two but that is another light that spend most of its time inside due to it's rarity ! Besides, if I EVER exhume them from the rear of the carport, there are several other cool lights I'd like to see "in their natural habitat" And FYI, there are some really rare and interesting arrivals to the collection that I haven't had time to clean and photograph yet ! hint hint hint

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Aug 16, 2019 at 04:26 AM Author: streetlight98
Awesome! Looking forward to seeing them.

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