Question Regarding wooden Utility pole with both cable and electrical running on it. The pole has no damage to it and is stable.
Currently the utility pole has a guy wire on the left side. Utility company wants to remove the guy wire and install another one on the right side. Is there a reason why the guy wire needs to be on one side of the pole vs. another on an undamaged straight utility pole?
It does seem a bit strange, I always thought guy wires usually ran in the direction opposite the pull on the pole, if that makes any sense. That said, I agree with what’s been said here, I’m sure they have a reason for switching it.
I had the same thought that they ran to counter act the pull of the other wires on the pole. I would not see the need for a change unless they are changing the configuration of wires that attach to the pole or if it is a pole that they wires pass through in one direction, they may need to change it to correct instability side to side.