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Old 11-15-2010, 02:05 PM   #1
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My "ultimate" flagpole

Well, Branson sure knows how to put on the show for Veteran's. As part of the festivities, I wanted to improve on my li'l flagpole. I had several requirements.

*It had to hold more than one flag.
*It had to keep flags untangled.
*It needed to be sturdy.
*It needed to be small enough to haul.
*It needed to be flexible in the wind.
*It needed to be cheap.

Here's what I came up with...so far, it's withstood 35 mph winds. It rotates in the wind and it's very sturdy. A 36" masonry stake (3/4") is in the ground, the flagpole is pvc, but has pvc reducer bushings on each end, which fits the 3/4 metal conduit inside...which fits over the masonry stake. Total cost was about 38 bucks, holds 3 flags. I can add a "tee" to it, and actually put our welcome sign on that if I want. Hope you like it.
Oops...forgot. Not in the pics, but I added a small solar powered led spotlight to the top of the center pole which shines nicely on the American flag at night..and turns with it too.

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Old 11-15-2010, 03:12 PM   #2
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That looks like it will work great. I have been trying to come up with one for two flags and now I know what I need to do. Thanks Wild Horse.

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Old 11-15-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool looking and thanks for lighting up the flag as it is supposed to lighted anytime it is flown at night. We light ours with 2 solar lights in the ground pointed at the flag on both sides.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:42 AM   #4
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That is awesome engineering! Looks great.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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Great idea and looks fine too!
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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only one problem .it needs to be four flag holder. one for your canadian friends.hahahaha.just kidding
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Great idea. So nice when members share their great ideas. And pics are worth a thousand words! Thanks for sharing.
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