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Old 09-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Waiting on my 12v photo electric eye to complete this little project. I have since made a tubular "T" handle with the 3/8" nut in the end so it doesn't require a wrench to remove the stand which is required in order to use my 'old folks hitching mirror'.

The flagpole staff is the handle for an 8' telescoping tree trimmer from Harbor Freight for $17.99 which collapses to 4' and allows me to roll the flag and cover with a plastic bag for storage.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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You should change your name to MacGyver. You come up with some great stuff.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Will take a close up when I wire in the electric eye. It has a stationary 3/8" pin in the base so the flag holder is easily removable from the base and a 2 prong electrical connection to disconnect it from the electric eye which will be mounted on the side of the pinbox.
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You should change your name to MacGyver. You come up with some great stuff.

I think that show was based on the life of The Old Coot.
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I think that show was based on the life of The Old Coot.
You notice MacGyver is off the air, I think he retired and camps now...
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #6
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Nice job on your flagstand!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
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Finished wiring the 2 prong connector to the flagstand itself and ready to re-install on the hitchpin. If the @#$% photoelectric eye would just get here.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #9
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Finally got the 12v photo electric eye and got it wired into the pinbox and it works like a charm. Really small unit and it is cheap. I got 2 so I would have a spare, just in case.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #10
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Nice job. I see alot of flags flown at night not lighted,wich to me is disrespect to Old Glory.

Here's how I display mine.


Lamps are 12V landscape lighting.



Mount is aluminum.



Daytime



Nite
Center light lites up Cardinal Logo.


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