Tall PVC Flagpole Answered
I know there are already instructables that show how to build a PVC flagpole, however what I need to build is different. I want to build a flagpole that is 15-20 feet tall and can withstand relatively strong winds. In addition, it needs to be portable and be able to be disassembled, so the sections of PVC can be no longer than 5-6'.
I am worried that just using standard PVC connectors to connect the different sections will not be strong enough to withstand the wind. This flag will be placed in the sand on a beach facing the ocean, so a 15-20' tall flagpole will need considerable strength.
I figured I would use a 5 gallon bucket filled halfway with cement as the base, and then bury the base in the sand so it is sturdy on the bottom. From there, I am having trouble coming up with alternative ways to attach the sections of PVC (besides connectors) that will withstand high winds and not snap. Do you think the connectors will in fact be strong enough? If not, are there any good alternatives?
Lastly, would drilling holes into the PVC (to attach eye hooks) compromise the strength of the PVC too much?