installing a flagpole

Marian ParsonsMiscellaneus8 Comments

About a year ago, we lost our flagpole in a storm…it may have even been during Hurricane Sandy.   The flagpole bracket was plastic and a strong wind finally snapped it off.  With everything else going on, it wasn’t a priority to put up a new flagpole bracket, but finally, when it was 18 degrees outside, we decided to do it.  It’s one of those 10 minute projects that often gets put on the back burner, but it adds a lot of charm and curb appeal to a house.

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I bought a heavier-duty aluminum one from my local True Value.

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Jeff removed the old bracket with a drill…

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…and installed the new bracket in the same place.  Since he was drilling into solid wood, he didn’t have to use the wall anchors that came with the set.  The bracket was the same size as the old one, so he didn’t even have to drill pilot holes.

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Since our pole is mounted so the pole extends vertically, we have a 2″ screw for the pole to rest on.  This bracket can be mounted vertically as well and positioned so the pole extends at a diagonal.  The horizontal mounting was best for our porch.

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I put up a “winter” flag my mom got me for Christmas one year.  I have a Redskins flag all ready for next September…as embarrassing as that may be.

So, if you’re ready for spring and itching to do an outdoor project and willing to brave 18 degree weather, a 10 minute flagpole installation is the perfect little project for you!

For more tips and inspiration on quick-fix projects, stop by your local True Value for advice or visit them on Facebook and Pinterest.

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
installing a flagpole

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8 Comments on “installing a flagpole”

  1. Love your enthusiasm and bringing cheer into a cold day! In looking at your porch, just wondered if you have ever considered replacing the two wrought iron support posts with painted wood columns?

    1. I was thinking that exact same thing! I think it would be so much better proprtioned and be more cohesive with her beautiful interiors. A lot of our older NC home porches were designed this way as well and it always baffles me.

  2. I love the birdhouse flag coupled with the snow on the ground! It’s been one of those winters! As the Olympic started, I decided we needed an American Flag waving out in front of The Blue Building. I posted GO TEAM USA on the Marquis under our sign. The next day I came in to find the flag holder had cracked and broken right off! Definitely use a nice quality metal holder! It is the right choice to cradle our symbol of American pride! Olympics are over but the flag is till there! Love it!

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