Original General Order
Detailed Construction Requirements for Supply Lines
(Class H, L
and T Circuits)
Hardware used in connection with messengers shall meet the strength requirements of Rule 49.7-C. Dead-end attachments used on messengers or reinforced cables shall have a strength not less than that of the messenger or reinforced cable.
Cedar and other soft-wood poles around which any messenger having an ultimate strength of 5,000 pounds or more is wrapped shall be protected by suitable shims. Hooks, lag screws, or other equivalent means to prevent the messenger from slipping along the pole shall be provided where necessary.