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Original General Order 95


Section IV


Strength Requirements for All Classes of Lines


44.2       Replacement


Lines or parts thereof shall be replaced or reinforced before safety factors have been reduced (due to deterioration or changes in construction arrangement or other conditions subsequent to installation) in Grades “A” and “B” construction to less than two-thirds of the construction safety factors specified in Rule 44.1 and in Grades “C” and “F” construction construction to less than one–half of the construction safety factors specified in Rule 44.1.   Poles in Grade “F” construction shall also conform to the requirements of Rule 81.3-A.


In no case shall the application of this rule to Grades “A,” “B” or “C” construction or to guys in Grade “F” construction be held to permit the use of structures or any member of any structure with a safety factor less than unity.