Connector for concrete poles

  • US 7,240,464 B2
  • Filed: 07/27/2002
  • Issued: 07/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A reinforced concrete pole, defining a central vertical axis, said pole comprising:

  • a reinforcing cage, including vertical reinforcing rods and annular members;

    a first connector, includinga first base plate having an inner surface directed toward said central vertical axis and an outer surface directed away from said central vertical axis;

    a first hollow fastener, having first and second ends and defining internal threads, said first fastener being fixed to said first base plate with said first end directed toward said axis and said second end directed away from said axis and projecting outwardly from said first base plate; and

    concrete surrounding said reinforcing cage and said connector, said concrete defining an outer concrete surface, wherein the second end of said first hollow fastener lies adjacent to said outer concrete surface, and said internal threads extend at least part of the distance between said second end and said base plate, so that a bolt can enter the second end of said first hollow fastener from outside the pole and can be threaded into said first hollow fastener.

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