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Gotta have some stars and stipes.......

Postby ShootnMathews » Thu May 22, 2014 6:33 pm

At the new house something still just seemed missing...... :problem: ........ :idea: Got it! My flag is missing. Since real flag poles are expensive and hard to move once concreted in, I needed a cheaper solution. I took a 16" piece of 1-1/4" conduit, cut 1/2" wide strip out of it long ways, beveled the edge, compressed it with a clamp and drove it 8" into the end of a 10' stick. Cut off the bashed up end from driving and beveled it. Tapped a screw through the 10' stick into the 16" piece (so the 16" piece would not slide anymore). Then drove another 10' stick onto that until the 10' sticks butted up tight to form a 20' stick. A rope cleat, two brass clips and a eyelet later.... 45 minute, $12 flagpole! (Already had the conduit and concrete)

Now problem #2 :think: my wife packed up the flag and despite looking several times neither of us can find it. Perhaps a new one is in order for the 4th.

Jared

(Will post pictures when a flag is up)
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Re: Gotta have some stars and stipes.......

Postby ShootnMathews » Sat May 24, 2014 11:05 am

Good news is....I found my flag packed up. :thumbup: Bad news is it's faded a lot worse than I remember. :eh: No tears or fraying, just faded. I think a new one will be in order before long anyways. Maybe for 2015 July 4th.

The pole is 20' so the top is about 18' above ground. I think it looks nice. Feels more homely now.
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P.S. in my file folder this is upright, don't know why it is posting sideways
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Re: Gotta have some stars and stipes.......

Postby Alan LA » Sat May 24, 2014 1:07 pm

Looks great. :thumbup:
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