Flagpole Tips

8 responses

  1. DAVE
    July 27, 2014

    I have a 25 ft aluminum flag pole I put a solid brass eagle on the top of the pole should I ground the brass eagle from the top of the pole with a insulated copper wire and a aluminum grounding rod 6 ft long or just the aluminum pole its self? thank you for your input and service in this matter.

    • Tim Carter
      July 28, 2014

      The flag pole, via its direct connection to the earth via the concrete footing, is grounded. You're done. Put up Old Glory and send in a photo!

  2. Elmer Cruz
    June 8, 2015

    Hello my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nicely written and included approximately all vital info. I would like to see more posts like this. Thanks!

  3. Candice Cook
    June 12, 2015

    I want to install a flag bracket on a 23" diameter porch column (hollow). The last time we did this the bracket we purchased did not work.. It was made for a flat surface. Any ideas on how we can make this work? Thanks

    • Tim Carter
      June 12, 2015

      Heat the bracket and bend it to match the diameter of the column

  4. David Humphrey
    July 7, 2015

    I'd like to build a flag pole approximately 20' tall. All diy flag pole instructions I've found call for galvanized pipe. Since I have a smaller yard I don't like the idea of having a 20' tall lightning rod so close to my house. Is there any way to use pvc pipe and if so what would be a good size to minimize pole swaying in the wind? Thanks for any feedback!

  5. Elmer Cruz
    July 8, 2015

    How to attach a flag pulley to a metal pole,and the rope to the flag. Thanks!

  6. James
    August 17, 2015

    Hey, I am working on building my own flag pole, what is the best metal pip at Lowes i can get that would be best, I want a 3" pipe and want it to be about 25ft. also with it being in the ground like that, how can i make it less like to get hit by lightning?

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