6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
Figure 10-1. Pike Pole Method
Cant Hooks, Typical.
Placed to Prevent
Pole From Turning.
Place jenny near top of pole at approximately right angles to pole.
Footing of jenny should be at a point where it will not slip when the
pole is lifted and supported by the jenny. Lift pole and jenny to
Place two cant hooks, one to pull against, the other to prevent pole
from turning. Place hooks about two feet above the probable ground
line. Station a crew member to hold the hooks as the pole is being
As pole is being raised by pikers, jenny is moved down the pole until
pole weight is supported by jenny (always keep fork of jenny in contact
with pole). Repeat operation until pole slides into hole.