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Old 05-22-2020, 08:54 PM   #1
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I am looking for a good flag pole for our yard. Im thinking aluminum and would like to be able to fly two flags. Are the telescoping ones on eBay/amazon any good? What height do yall recommend?
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:01 PM   #2
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I am looking for a good flag pole for our yard. Im thinking aluminum and would like to be able to fly two flags. Are the telescoping ones on eBay/amazon any good? What height do yall recommend?
not sure about the height, but if you leave them up a night they have to be illuminated.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:08 PM   #3
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I am looking for a good flag pole for our yard. Im thinking aluminum and would like to be able to fly two flags. Are the telescoping ones on eBay/amazon any good? What height do yall recommend?
I used an aluminum 20 pole for about 15 years until a hurricane took it down. It was not one of the actual telescoping poles but was in five 4 foot sections and about 25% the cost of a true telescoping pole.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:10 PM   #4
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I have the telescoping one. Works fine. Holds 2 flags. Even has a solar light on top.

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:11 PM   #5
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I have the telescoping one. Works fine. Holds 2 flags. Even has a solar light on top.

.....and God Bless America.
Me 2
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:14 PM   #6
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I have the telescoping one. Works fine. Holds 2 flags. Even has a solar light on top.

.....and God Bless America.
Which height did you go with?
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:19 PM   #7
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I bought that cheap 15 from Home Depot lol shoved a piece of 1.5 pvc inside it and it works like a champ. Bends well when windy but its pretty stout
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:32 PM   #8
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I think I bought mine at Lowes. Since the only flag I fly is an A&M flag I don't have to worry about illumination....
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:39 PM   #9
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Which height did you go with?
Went with the 20 ft

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Old 05-22-2020, 09:43 PM   #10
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My neighbor has an aluminum telescoping one....came with a free Trump flag....he loves it and it looks good.

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Old 05-22-2020, 09:56 PM   #11
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I have a 20' aluminum telescopic pole from www.uncommonflagpoles.com. I fly the American and Texas flag on it (led lit at night) . My only complaint is that I cant fly two flags half staff.
I can easily remove the flags, lower ther pole and even remove from the PVC sleeve it sits in if bad weather is coming.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:27 AM   #12
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Have a 20' telescoping ( maybe 22') I bought at the FWSS a few years back. Love it.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:36 AM   #13
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I bought a 35 foot (so it’s actually 40 something long) aluminum flagpole off Facebook marketplace for like 150 dollars. I threw in an extra 50 bucks for the fella to deliver it. He built a cradle in a 20 foot trailer and had it sticking up over his pickup. Was the most ghetto thing it the world and I would have never done it, but that’s why I paid the guy to deliver it.

All that to be said look on Facebook marketplace.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:43 AM   #14
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I've had the telescoping ones and won't do that again. The locking gizmos locked up and wouldn't release, so I've gone with a 25' sectional pole for the flag. It has held up to some high winds without bending. I bought mine on eBay.

The only thing I'd do different is buy a thicker piece of PVC to sink into concrete and ground. The one it came with is very thin walled.
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Old 05-23-2020, 12:08 PM   #15
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I have this flag pole https://www.harborfreight.com/search...g%20pole%20kit
And this light.
https://smile.amazon.com/Flagpole-En...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
I've had them for about three years with no problems.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:05 PM   #16
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I bought a 20’ telescoping pole from Atlantic Flag Poles. Didn’t some research and was looking for large diameter and wall thickness. Not sure I got the best, but it had lasted a year. I have taken it down 4-5 times in a year with severe storms coming in. Usually just take the flags down and leave the pole at the lowered pole height if tornadoes might be in the area.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:21 PM   #17
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I used 30’ of 2” rigid galvanized conduit.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:18 PM   #18
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Mine is built out of pipe and hinged at the bottom so you can walk it down if you need to lower it.

Unfortunately after 20 something years its got some rust on the bottom hinge piece thats concreted in the ground. Ill probably dig it up and replace that piece with stainless soon.

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Old 05-23-2020, 04:57 PM   #19
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I just bought the Ezpole, 21 ft off Amazon. Comes in next week. Think its a 3 piece pole, looking forward to getting it up.
I was very surprised how much some of those poles cost.
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:57 PM   #20
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I just built mine out of 2 7/8 pipe, havent got a chance to put them in the ground yet

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Old 05-23-2020, 09:09 PM   #21
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I used two top sections of chain-link fence pipe rail, whatever that's called. Cheap as h eck and that pole made it through Harvey on the island and still going strong.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:50 PM   #22
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I have made several through the years for customers. I made them to fold down so you could service the pulleys if you needed to. I made one for Happy Bowhunter on here, years ago. Try your local welding shop to see if they would make you one.
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