This was my goal last year. Get a span wire setup in my back yard. Probably not something most people think about, but for me, that was my goal.
Started off with a couple 12′ 6×6″ pressure treated posts. They are VERY heavy. That is an understatement. I was dragging them around by myself, and I realized, I’m not as young as I used to be.
Figured out where I wanted them and dug some holes. I went around 24″ deep. That was a bit of fun by itself. I’ve got a 50 year old post hole digger which made it a little easier
Next step was getting the posts into the holes. Well, 1st thing was getting them over the 5 foot fence in the back yard. Not a pleasant thought.
Once I got it as tight as I could, hung up a couple of my other lights. A 1950’s GE Streamline from Baltimore I got in 2015 and my very first light. A Crouse Hinds Type M that was actually 3 separate lights when I got it and made it into one.
Since summer I took this whole thing down. Moved one of the posts and now once spring finally gets here, Put the whole thing up once again. I’m going to try and put up a 4 way signal along with these 2. Should be fun.