What is Telespar?
The Telespar system consists of square, perforated, welded steel tubing,
in eight sizes and gauges. Perforations or knockouts on all four sides
allow you to mount signs back-to-back and on adjacent sides.
The unique manufacturing method used to produce Telespar tubing permits
tubular sections of different sizes to telescope into the next larger
size making adjustment, reinforcement and splicing fast and easy. The
square shape also provides superior windload capabilities and torsional
Telespar tubing is complemented by a variety of compatible fittings,
accessories, nuts and bolts, and simple installation tools, creating an
engineered system of integrated parts.
What are some benefits of the Telespar®
Easy, safe installation by hand or power
Convenient sign mounting before installation
Superior torsional strength
Versatile, four-sided mounting, at any height
Fast, economical replacement of damaged signposts
FHWA-approved yielding capability
What are my options?
Single Breakaway Anchor (photos
Using either manual or power equipment, a minimum 30" section of
12 gauge Telespar tubing is driven into the soil to serve as an anchor
base. 1" to 2" is left exposed above the surface. One man working
at ground level can safely and easily insert a signpost into the anchor
base and bolt it in place. Installation time is kept to a minimum. Signs
can be bolted onto the post before installation.
Two-Piece Breakaway Anchor (photos
A two-piece breakaway system is easily created by adding a 12 gauge outer
sleeve of the next larger size tube to the original anchor base. This
additional sleeve, approximately 18" long, provides a double wall
thickness to accomplish the breakaway function. When installing in soil,
it is advisable to drive the anchor base and outer sleeve together, leaving
1" to 2" of the assembly exposed above the surface. The signpost
is then inserted and bolted into the anchor assembly.