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Old 04-14-2009, 04:57 AM   #11
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Hey Rockwood;
Nice flag pole. How long of a stake do you use to secure the pole? I guess you are careful to drive the stake in the ground AWAY from underground utilities! Is the lower part of the flag pole on the 45* angle (24" piece) for looks or balance? What is the eye hook in the lower cap used for?
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I use a 3 to 4' stake, conduit or an old handle from a mop or broom, I usually place the flag pole in front of the camper or to the right side and up front on the awning side, as far as utilities they run behind the camper relatively in a straight line from one site to another I always look first.
The 24" 45 degree piece is for balance, and the eye hook is for an additional hanging ornament and or counter balancing if needed. I was not able to display the flag pole and it's full effects when the pic was taken, we had winds that were guesting to 35 mph.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:27 PM   #12
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This is my campground flag pole. FYI the green trash can is not part of the pole. We had windy and rainy weather to day so I had to display it in my garage.
The pole is made out of 1" pvc....From the ground up, the measurements are:
48" into a 45 degree fitting then a 6" nipple then into a tee, the bottom section is 24" with a cap and an eye hook in the middle of the cap, the upper part where the flag is attached is 42" with a cap, the eye hooks that's holding the flag are 36" apart. This pole is for a 3x5 flag.
I do have a flag pole mounted on the back of our camper and that extends approx 18' once we are park.
I'm really interested in what you use to anchor it into the ground!! Saw a bunch of those recently in west TX and would like to put one together. Lord knows I have enough PVC laying around and plenty of caps.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #13
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I've Got a similar one and use a 24" piece of 3/8" T-rod, with a fender washer centered on it, for the ground stake. The fender washer is 1 1/2od and is held between two nuts. Works well, and going less than 12" into the ground, I don't worry about underground utilities.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #14
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Flag pole

When I made mine a year ago .............. I went to Bernard's and bought a 10 ft stick of 1 inch pvc pipe. Had the kid cut 4 ft. off of it so it would fit in the car.
Then bought the tee and a 45 and two end caps. ( I had the eye screws at home)
Then once at home I cut the pipe two more times..... another 4 ft. and then cut the remaining 2ft. in half.
1. Now glue the cap on one of the four foot pieces.
2. Glue the tee to the other end of the above piece.
3. Glue and add a 1ft. piece into that tee.
4. Glue a cap on the end of that piece.
5. Glue the 45 to the last piece of 1ft pipe.
6. Donot glue the other end of the 45.
This leaves it free to slide over the vertical pipe stand so it can be taken apart for transport. The eyescrew is for different kinds of flags that have a string or some other type of fastener to hold the flag on the pole.
I use rebar for the rod that is driven in the ground. I sharpened it with a grinder.
Next find a large washer that will slide down over the rebar
The washer lets the flag turn easily with the wind.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #15
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ID:	21243if you cap the bottom of the pole and put a 4x4 square of plexiglass under it it will turn effortlessly in the wind. DH has made ours.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #16
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Now thats different!!! Made mine the way the OP did his........... guess there's always a new way to skin a dog. (I'm a cat lover) jdadoug
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:33 PM   #17
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Smile Flag pole

I have seen a few of these around also. They have used a three foot rod with a large washer over it for the pole to sit on so when the wind changes so does it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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I've heard it said that if you are a Canadian in US campground, it is poor etiquette to have your flag higher than the US one.
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I've heard it said that if you are a Canadian in US campground, it is poor etiquette to have your flag higher than the US one.
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What flags are you flying? if you are flying your Canadian flag it wouldn't matter. I don't think your flag pole would be as high as the one at the campground (if they have one) ... if you are flying more.......
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