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In honor of Flag Day....

 

Bought this HD telescoping adjustable 22 ft flagpole, which comes with a 3x5 US flag: ... https://www.polesandholders.com/product.php?productid=318

 

And built a holder for my cargo tray, which is now mounted in back.

 

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The ID of the tube is larger than the pole OD, so I wrapped the pole in vinyl tape (0.015" thick) The pole can be lowered to around rooftop height if you don't want the flag or art to be in the upper atmosphere. Stored in its carry bag the package is around 4 ft long and fits in the closet.

EDIT 12/19/19:

Tube ID: 2.065”

Pole OD: 1.855”

Clearance 0.210”

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The spinner shown is 6 ft long with a 3 ft harness, from here:  https://www.gkites.com/store/

 

I haven't actually flown the flag yet, but I can attach it at the top and hang wind art below it.

 

I plan to put a socket in the ground in my front yard, so I can fly stuff from this pole and not have a permanent installation, which my HOA does not like, for some reason...

 

John Davies

 

Spokane WA

 

 

Edited by John E Davies
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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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I was pretty worried about leaving the pole set up while unattended. It would be a matter of a few seconds for a nasty person to lift it up and carry it away. I normally keep my jerry cans secured with a Master Python cable lock, so I just drilled a pair of 1/2” holes through the tube and the lowest section of pole. Now the pole can be left in place for longer periods of time, either fully extended, part-way extended or retracted, as in the second picture.
 

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John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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I opted for this style, PVC that comes apart and probably less expensive which we know it's not the price as much as getting what we want. I made two from 1" schedule 40 PVC, stainless hardware, and at a cost of around $30.00 for two, this does not include the price of the flags. I did purchase a flag light from Home Depot that mounts on the PVC flag pole, it it solar powers to recharge the battery, and goes on and off with the daylight, $22.00. This poles is mounted in the ground by a 3' x 1/2" rebar and it swivels in the wind to keep the flag from twisting up on the pole. One 10' PVC makes one pole, plus the other items needed. This pic was taken at home just after I finished the flag pole setup. 

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Trainman, those are petty nifty. What do you do when they are stored inside? Do you have a cover for the rebar? I would worry about tripping and getting impaled..... Do they rattle in wind gusts?

My wife would kill for that potting bench, can you PM me some pictures?

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John Davies

Spokane WA

"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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