Popular Standard 6m Flagpole
Elegant, Economical, Easy to Install
This is a 6 metre white powder coated untapered aluminium flagpole supplied complete with finial (knob on top) with built-in pulley, halyard, flag clips, tie-off cleat, and what we call a spigot, a 1.5 metre galvanised steel pipe which is concreted into the ground half a metre, and the metre that stands out of the ground is packed to the inside diameter of the pole, so that when the concrete sets the pole is simply lowered over the spigot and secured with a small set screw that we fit. We supply everything except the concrete (although we can install it for a fee if you wish).
If you do the job yourself, all you need is a crowbar, a spade, and a spirit level, as well as a bag of dry ready mixed concrete which you will mix up in a wheelbarrow. You start off with a spade-width square hole and dig down on two opposite sides, finishing with a wedge shaped hole which will accommodate one bag of dry mix. You might need a bigger hole if installing in filled earth or loose soil. Take care to get the spigot plumb, as minor error at the base will be emphasised at the top. This one is a very dressy, attractive pole. Very popular.
The flagpole is supplied fully rigged with the halyard as an endless loop. One flag clip on the halyard is adjustable so that the flag can be clipped on more taut than the halyard between the clips, which means the flag will dress as a neat “tight sheet”. Refer also to How to Rig a Flagpole
To prevent the halyard clicking against the pole – and annoying the neighbours! – pass the halyard around the pole once before firmly tying it off on the cleat, whether there is a flag flying or not. (This tip was given to us 22 years ago by a retired gentleman who installed one of our poles in his front lawn, only a few metres from where he sat on his verandah reading his morning paper. Necessity was the mother of his invention!)
This flagpole will withstand high winds, but since wind is the enemy of a flag which wears out by whipping in the wind, it is therefore recommended to lower the flag in stormy or excessively windy weather.