I tried the flagpoles that mount to the house but they just didn’t get the job done right. So I got a 15 foot flagpole for $69 from Menards. I wanted a 20 foot pole but for 5 feet more it was $132. Not worth a 50% increase in price for 5 more feet. This one looks good and does what I want so I’m happy. I can always get another pole section and longer rope later for about $10 or find a used one to add length with.

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My friend Hailey helped me set it up. Addie had to work and the weather limited us on when we could install it.

The pole required a hole 16 inches wide by 24 inches deep. After digging it out, everyone took a turn to pack it down after adding gravel and sand for drainage.

Next up we added 4 bags 5olb each of quick drying premixed concrete. We did 2 bags first and added water then let sit. Then added the next two. The kit comes with a sleeve that goes in the hole to allow the pole to be removed from concrete if needed and lets the pole hole drain if filled with water. We used a 4 foot level to ensure the pole sleeve was plum/straight…

After letting the concrete dry for 2 days we then setup the rest of the poles etc…

I drilled the rope mount into place while Hailey assembled the Ball and truck to the top of the pole set.

Next Hailey erects the poles sections…

Then I raise the American Flag for first time…

Next I add my Army Retired Flag…

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Thanks for following along…

 

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