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Will telephone poles anchored 4 foot deep with 2x12s

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Will telephone poles anchored 4 foot deep with 2x12s horizontal work for a 4-6ft high retaining wall?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 9 months ago.

Using the telephones like poles in a pole building?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no it is for a retaining wall around a dirt platform.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.

Can you post a sketch of what you're trying to do?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
On a slight hillside a dirt platform was made to make a level area 24 x 32. I have a pre fab building on the level area. I wanted to build a retaining wall to keep the dirt in place. The dirt is mostly clay but I still think it needs some kind of wall.i wanted to build a wall on the downhill side and up both sides.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.

That is smart. How do you intend to use the telephone poles to build a retaining wall?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I plan to sink the poles 4foot in the ground about 3-4 ft apart then use 2x12 horizontally between posts. I am going to stagger where the joints of the two by twelves meet. Do you think that would be strong enough or do you have a better idea.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.

Retaining the soil is smart. How do you plan on using the telephone poles to do this?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Putting the telephone poles vertically every 3-4feet in the ground about 4ft. Running the 2-12s horizontally attached to the poles with galvanized bolts.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 8 months ago.

Ok. This is like a soldier pile and lagging shoring. I can do the entire design of this as a premium service. I will need information about the soil.

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