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    These are general directions and cover many types of flagpole installations. With each flagpole shipped, are pole specific instructions that would cover the actual pole purchased. Also note the industry uses general terms and often recommends larger footing sizes rather than underestimating. Each soil type is different and loose sandy soil would require more concrete than hard clay or rocky soil. The industry figures everyone is in loose sandy soil.  

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Before You Dig...
  • Read though these instructions and make sure that you have all the components and tools required for the installation.
  • Select a location for your flagpole where it cannot be struck by lawnmowers, automobiles, bikes, etc.
  • Avoid locations in the vicinity of power lines
  • Check with your local municipality regarding height ordinances and for any underground gas or power lines. Many municipalities have a "Dig Safe" bureau that can provide you with this information.
  • It is best to unwrap the pole as soon as possible after it's been delivered and kept straight and dry during storage.
  • Do not attempt to climb flagpoles.
  • Do not lean ladders against flagpoles.
  • Do not allow children to operate a flagpole unattended.

Tools and Accessories Required - Not Included

  • Level
  • Screwdriver - Phillips head for truck screws
  • Cedar wedges/shims
  • Dry sand
  • Cement
  • Shovel/excavating tools
  • Crushed stone/pebbles for drainage
 Home kits only require approximately a 8 to 12 inch diameter hole, and the depth of hole would be equal to the length of sleeve that comes with your flagpole plus 3 to 6" for gravel or sand. Best to have gravel on bottom of hole for drainage.  General rule is 3 to 4 times the diameter of pole for hole diameter,  and 10% of pole height goes in ground. (20 ft. tall pole would =2 ft. in ground). 3" diameter pole would = 9 to 12" diameter hole.

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