STEP 1 - Remove all wrapping materials and place
unwrapped pole on cribbing or other wood support on ground
(preferably in a covered dry area). If pole is in two or
more sections carefully lay out sections in proper order (If
installing more than one flagpole of two or more sections at
the same location, make sure to properly group sections of
each pole). Field joints slide together easily if lined up
accurately using match mark numbers imprinted at each
successive section. Lubricate joint lightly with silicone or
dish washing liquid (supplied by others). Sliding sections
together may require using a sledgehammer on larger poles.
Use a wood block to protect pole from direct impact of
hammer. (hammer BUTT not top)
STEP 2 - Identify parts and place them along the
pole according to the parts diagram.
STEP 3 - Starting with the finial ball , screwball
spindle into truck . Do not grip ball to tighten, grip
spindle/rod with vise grips and tighten. Tighten all nuts
and set screws. (Epoxy or loc-tite type product is
recommended on all connections, this material not furnished
by Anchor Flag and Flagpole). (I use silicone caulking to
secure all parts, it acts like a friction brake)
STEP 4 - Attach the truck with ball by screwing
into the threaded top of the flagpole (Silicone caulk
spindle of truck). If truck is a stationary truck nothing is
to be used, be sure to secure all setscrews.
STEP 5 - Feed the polypropylene rope, around the
pulley of the truck
and down the side of the flagpole to the area that will be
at ground level. Tie both ends together forming a complete
loop. Space the snap hooks at equal distance on either side
of the knot to accommodate flag size (refer to diagram on
parts page for snap hook attachment).
STEP 6 - Before standing flagpole, slide the flash
collar up from bottom and secure at the location of the
cleat holes, tie rope there at underside of flash collar to
STEP 7 - Stand flagpole into previously installed
ground sleeve. (May require crane or backhoe for larger
flagpoles. Always choke multiple section poles below lowest
joint as a safety precaution).
STEP 8 - After inserting flagpole into ground
sleeve (corrugated tube), center bottom, plumb flagpole
using wooden wedges (supplied by others) to hold pole. Fill
space between ground sleeve and flagpole with dry
sand. (bagged play sand is great) Fill ground sleeve 6" to
8" at a time with sand and tamp around flagpole as you fill.
(no tamping is required is sand is DRY)
Fill ground sleeve with sand. For PVC ground sleeve, insert
flagpole into plastic sleeve, plumb pole, fill any remaining
void with dry sand.
STEP 9 - Slide flash collar down into position and
caulk with matching color silicone around flagpole and flash
collar to seal the space between the flagpole and the flash
collar. (Clear silicone caulking works well for everything)
STEP 10 - Fasten cleat (s) and / or
halyard box(es) into position.