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What is this white pole for?

  • 09-06-2014 11:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 37,534 ✭✭✭✭ the_syco


    An odd one for ye;

    310334.jpg

    and I think it's located at teh side of the road here. Can't quite figure out what it is, though. Could anyone tell me?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,356 ✭✭✭ Kat1170


    the_syco wrote: »
    An odd one for ye;

    310334.jpg

    and I think it's located at teh side of the road here. Can't quite figure out what it is, though. Could anyone tell me?

    Gas pipeline.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,374 ✭✭✭✭ foggy_lad


    Vent for sewer main?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,789 ✭✭✭ slimjimmc


    foggy_lad wrote: »
    Vent for sewer main?

    They're for the Natural Gas network, monitors I think, (it even says GAS on that yellow label wrapped around it). You'll see them running along the natural gas mains.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,093 ✭✭✭ greasepalm


    thought it was a cover to stop you getting wet while ya had a puff or 2:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,902 ✭✭✭ afatbollix


    To tell us all when theres a new pope..


    But no its for gas, Mainly there to tell builders not to dig!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,658 ✭✭✭ Markcheese


    Is there 2 different gas line markers ?
    Think I've seen a marker with a red and white top as well as the white ones in photo on the same line... Maybe not ?
    I'll check next I'm walking kids to school ...

    Slava ukraini 🇺🇦



  • Registered Users Posts: 633 ✭✭✭ Timfy


    There are several different markers... the white disc as seen in the op, a red/white one and a fluorescent orange one. The large, coloured tops are so as helicopter maintenance teams can easily follow the pipelines route.

    No trees were harmed in the posting of this message, however a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 19,340 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Davy


    They are for the high pressure transmission pipelines, these markers are usually and road crossings, or boundary's between fields. Before that one, they were black, and going way back they were made of timber, similar to a stile.


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