|Charles Riser Line Guards provide total protection of vertical utility pole cables,
a necessity for a network component that is particularly vulnerable to accidental
damage leading to both both safety hazards and service interruptions.
A small investment in riser protection can prevent damage caused by impact, mowing equipment, rodents
and other accidental cutting, and eliminate costly truck rolls for repair. Charles Riser
Line Guards also create an aesthetically pleasing organization of lines and ground
wires, and greatly improve safety for both technicians and
Riser components are constructed from molded and extruded polyethylene for
superior environmental protection. This material composition is lightweight,
non-corrosive, and impact and chemical resistant. They provide a long, maintenance-free service life and are resistant to color fading, cracking, and distortion caused
by prolonged exposure to the elements, even in cold weather.
Charles Riser Line Guards are available in 2”, 3”, 4” and 5" diameters in
5 ft. or 10 ft. sections with one belled end
for quick installation and protection of overlapping joined ends. Risers may be placed directly over
cables, eliminating cable pull-through. Pre-drilled lag screw holes are evenly spaced on flared sides for
secure mounting to wooden poles. The “U” shape design of the riser guard hugs the utility pole and provides a
larger usable interior space than round riser systems, often allowing a smaller diameter Charles Riser Line
Guard to be utilized than a competitive round riser diameter. Outer surfaces feature molded-in ribs, a feature
that allows technicians to maintain a tight grip while handling the
Available accessories include boots, adapters, couplers, backing plates,
end caps and
fastener kits. Boots and adapters feature a multi-tiered design to universally fit over various riser sizes. Couplers have double belled ends
and are especially useful for quick riser repairs without disturbing placed cables. Backing plates isolate the
cable from the pole, creating a complete plastic enclosure for cables.
End caps discourage squirrels, birds and other rodents from nesting
inside risers and causing damage to drop lines. Fastener kits include either stainless steel or galvanized lag bolts.
Non-conductive protection of overhead to underground transitions,
- Power Lines
- Communication and CATV Broadband Lines
- Ground Wires