Residential Flag Pole Installation Instructions

 

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATION DIMENSIONS ARE FOR OPTIMUM SOIL CONDITIONS.

DIMENSIONS MAY HAVE TO BE INCREASED IN YOUR AREA.

CONSULT A LOCAL FOUNDATION ENGINEER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Exposed Height

A

B
15' 23" 18"
18', 20' & 25' - 3" Butt Diameter 29" 18"
25' - 4" Butt Diameter 29" 24"
30' 35" 24"

 

NOTE: The following instructions are based on our 20' x 3" North Star.

Hole size and amount of Concrete may differ from these instructions depending on height of pole.

Flag Pole Installation Tools

Tools required for installation of foundation tube.

Post Hole Digger

Spade Shovel

Spud Bar

2' Level

Marking Paint

Duct Tape

Tape Measure

Other Materials: 6 to 8 - 80 lbs. Bags of Premix Concrete Mix (3000 psi)

 

Prior to beginning any excavation, carefully plan the location of your flag pole.

 

Care should be taken to avoid underground and overhead utilities

 trees, bushes or anything that may obstruct the flag pole.

We HIGHLY recommend that you call and have your utilities marked,

this may be required per your local laws.

 

Determine your flag size. By knowing in advance how big of a flag you will fly,

you will be aware of how far away from obstacles your flag pole must be. Also keep

in mind the few times a year your flag will be at half staff.

 

Once you are satisfied that your location is safe and free of obstacles you are ready to begin.

 

Mark Location of Flag Pole

 

Step 1:     Mark the location where the flag pole is to be installed. For this installation our hole size is 18" in Diameter and

                 29" deep.

 

Flag Pole Foundation Hole

 

Step 2:     Excavate hole using your foundation tube to determine your depth. Continue until no more than 1" of tube is

                 above grade. Be sure that your hole is at least 18" in diameter.

 

 

Flag Pole Foundation Tube Placed in Hole      Flag Pole Tube Set in Concrete

 

Step 3:     Place tube in center of hole. While holding tube on rough vertical, pour concrete around tube, stopping when

                 the concrete is approximately 4" below the top of the tube. Care should be taken not to allow any concrete to

                 enter the tube, for this reason we have used duct tape to seal the opening.

 

Note: Do NOT pour dry concrete in hole and then add water! You must premix your concrete and water.

 

Level Flag Pole Tube

 

Step 4:     Level the tube using the inside of the tube only! Be sure to check level in all directions (N, S, E, W).

                 Never check level by laying level across top of tube as this edge is not always cut perfectly straight.

                 Extreme care should be taken not to disturb the tube once it is level. The flag pole will only be as

                 straight as the foundation tube.

 

Complete Flag Pole Installation

 

Allow 48-72 hours for concrete to set prior to erecting flag pole.

Back-fill the remaining area with dirt and sod or other decorative material.

Your Flag Pole is now ready to set.

 

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