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Old 05-23-2010, 03:50 PM   #1
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American Flag Pole

I made a Flag pole 2 years ago and had a single solar light attached at the top of the pole to light up the flag.


The single solar light did an "OK" job, but I wanted more light. So I revised the pole. I now have 2 lights attached at the top of the pole.
This is what it looks like at night with 2 lights.


I am rather pleased with my revised Flag Pole and Lights!!
Just wanted to show it off!!!!!!
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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Looking good, Daryl and Sandy. How does the pole handle higher winds?
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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We had winds around 30mph last year during one of our trips. I have 3/4" metal pole pounded in the ground and the PVC pipe slips over the metal pipe. It rotates when winds whirl around, but as for higher winds (40mph or more) I have not found out yet. I suspect that I would bring it in.
If I have to put the awning up, I will bring the flag in as well. That may be my new rule.

I used the following instructions as a guide:
http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/...poleplans.html

I used 1" PVC instead of the 3/4" PVC suggested in the instructions.
I purchased two solar lights at Home Depot and attached at the top.
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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Very nice Daryl. Very Patriotic! I epsecially like the night shot!
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Very nice Darly. I like that idea. These days we cannot fly enough U.S. Flags.
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I copied your light setup, already had the flag pole, looks very distingushed. Thanks for the cool idea
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We had winds around 30mph last year during one of our trips. I have 3/4" metal pole pounded in the ground and the PVC pipe slips over the metal pipe. It rotates when winds whirl around, but as for higher winds (40mph or more) I have not found out yet. I suspect that I would bring it in.
If I have to put the awning up, I will bring the flag in as well. That may be my new rule.

I used the following instructions as a guide:
http://www.missouriscenicrivers.com/...poleplans.html

I used 1" PVC instead of the 3/4" PVC suggested in the instructions.
I purchased two solar lights at Home Depot and attached at the top.
I tried to get to that link and it seems to be gone. I really like that flag pole set up, and would like to get the plans. I have a question though. Do you put it together each time from all the pieces or is it built in sections? Thanks
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Well Done!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #9
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Very nice, I have seen a couple of those flag poles around our neighbor hood, but not with the lights that really looks cool lit up. Nice job
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #10
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I have seen flagpoles like that in high winds and they do very well.
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