Change List for this Rule


General Order 95


Section IV


Strength Requirements for All Classes of Lines

44.3 Replacement
Lines or parts thereof shall be replaced or reinforced before safety factors have been reduced (due to factors such as deterioration and/or installation of additional facilities) in Grades A and B construction to less than two-thirds of the safety factors specified in Rule 44.1 and in Grade C construction to less than one-half of the safety factors specified in Rule 44.1. Poles in Grade C construction that only support communication lines shall also conform to the requirements of Rule 81.3A.. In no case shall the application of this rule be held to permit the use of structures or any member of any structure with a safety factor less than one.
Note: Allowed reductions specified in this rule are modified by Table 4, Footnotes.

Note:      Revised January 13, 2006 by Decision No. 05-01-030, January 12, 2012 by Decision No. 12-01-032 and February 5, 2014 by Decision No. 14-02-015.