Introduction: Build Your Own Flagpole
Show support for your country and troops by building this easy flagpole.
Step 1: Buy Hardware
All items can be bought at a major Home Improvement Store.
You will need the following items:
2 - 3/8"x10'6" 18 Guage Top Rails for Chain Link Fencing.
(You can find these in the garden center)
1 - 1/4" Braided Nylon Rope. (50ft)
2 - #16 Pipe Clamps
2 - 5/8" Fast Eye Snaps
1 - 41/2" Rope Cleat
1 - 1/2 " Swivel Pulley
1 - Mini Solar Crackle Sphere
Step 2: Attach Hardware
Attach Swivel Pulley to top Galvanized Pole using a pipe clamp. -
Thread rope through pulley. -
Tie Eye Snap to rope using easy knot. -
Take other end of rope and attach eye snap. -
Tie the rope ends together between the Eye Snaps making one continuous circle with the rope. -
Attach Rope Cleat to bottom Galvanized Pole using pipe clamp.
Step 3: Mount Light to Top
Simply drop the Mini Solar Crackle Sphere stake into the top end of the pipe. This light is solar, turns on at night and changes colors. The best part about it is that it only costs $4.00.
Step 4: Raise Old Glory
Slide bottom pole into top pole.
Using post hole diggers, bury flag pole about 3 feet in the ground.
Raise your Flag. Tie rope off on rope cleat.
Pray for wind. Enjoy.
Build Cost - $40.00
Proudly Made In America!!!