Here is some more backyard carnage. This is one way to replace old worn out lead phone cable. This UE pole did not quite make it to the ground. As a side note, despite the fact the whole area was without power, one must assume that any wire is live. I carry a voltage tester with me and touch every metal object with it before getting near. It is also imperative to watch out for hidden broken wires that might be in brush or trees. 4/23/2011.