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August 23, 2020 2 min to read

The complete guide on how to install a flagpole

Category : Home and Garden

It’s here! Your brand new American flag and flagpole came in and it looks glorious! Then you step outside to see if any of your neighbors have a flagpole too.

Recent surveys show that about 62% of Americans display an American flag somewhere on their property. So chances are that you won’t need to look too far before you see a flagpole in your neighborhood.

If you’re trying to figure out how to install a flagpole the correct way, you’re in luck! We put together a quick guide to proper flagpole installation and rules for displaying the American flag with pride.

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before you start putting up your flag.

Stationary Flagpoles

The oldest and simplest form of a flagpole is a stationary pole that stands upright in the round and holds a flag.

You can buy poles like this from a local store, online or you could make one of your own with a plastic or metal pipe. These simple poles are the best kinds of flagpoles for patriots on a budget!

Telescopic Style Flagpoles

Another kind of flagpole that stands in the ground is a telescopic pole. This kind of flagpole collapses/extends and sits in a plastic sleeve in the ground.

These poles can get pretty heavy and cost more than the simpler versions, but if you need to move the pole from time to time, they’re a great option!

Flagpoles for Your Wall

Some people don’t have room in the lawn for a stand-alone flagpole or live in an apartment complex/condo with no lawn. Don’t fret! There’s a flagpole for you too!

Wall-mounted flagpole options allow you to display your flag without digging any holes. For those who rent, be sure to ask the landlord for permission before mounting a flagpole bracket.

How to Install a Flagpole in Your Yard

So, you already have the flag and flagpole you ordered. Now what? Follow these three simple steps to install your flagpole.

The first step in the installation process is to dig a hole where you want the flagpole to stand. The hole should measure about 12 inches across and at least 30 inches deep (deeper if you have a bigger pole).

Once you have a proper hole, put about 6-8 inches of gravel in the bottom of the hole and tap it down and level it as best as you can.

Then place the sleeve (if you’re using one) into the middle of the hole and press it into the gravel a little bit so it stands upright…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about flagpoles on Life Is An Episode website.
 
 

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