The telegraph pole nearest to our house was slowly tilting. We went to the Portugal Telecom shop to suggest they send round some men to make it vertical before it falls over.

OK let's use a cable to hold it upright. Dig a hole to anchor it.

OK let’s use a cable to hold it upright. Dig a hole . .

c put in concrete block support

We’ll drop this concrete block into the hole as an anchor

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Hmm, this post doesn't seem very firm . . .

Hmm, this post doesn’t seem very firm . . .

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oops !

oops !

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Right, dig out the rotten wood. Those cheap old posts are no good anyway.

Right, dig out the rotten wood. Those cheap old posts are no good anyway.

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g spare pole

Good job we brought a couple of spare poles with us.

i put in new

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So in went a new post, better rotproofed than the five-year-old post, and the hole was 1.4 metres deep. That’s deeper than my grandson is tall !

Use the plumbline to get it upright.

Use the plumbline to get it upright.

Put on climbing shoes

Put on climbing shoes

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m fixings onto post

Connect the phone again

Connect the phone again

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o cut guywire to length

Winch the guywire tight and cut it to length.

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Job done - post upright.

Job done – post upright.

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