Metal Wires in Wood Crossarm

By Andy Schoenleben; posted July 7, 2017

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Here is a wood crossarm with two metal wires sticking out the bottom. I am wondering if anybody knows what they were used for.

ANSWERS: This wire ring was used primarily for new installation of station wire under houses off the ground to guide the wire and hold it up.

The wire was also used on poles to guide flexible coated wire to xboxes or station drop wires xconnects.

Also, the loop wire is where the drop wire was run for a twisted pair that ran to the subscriber use point (home, business, etc.) Commonly found in basements and on building exteriors.

Thanks to Brent Burger and William Shelton for giving me the answers for the metal wires.