Flag Poles and the Pole Ease Flag Pole Holder
Rich Walbridge of the Cape Cod Unit showed me a nice way to secure the bottom end of my flags. Lowe's has washers that are just a bit larger than my 1" flag poles. Drill a small hole in the washer and put the loop end of a spring through the hole. The other end attaches to the grommet on the flag. Pull the washer down until the spring is about twice its resting size and the washer holds tight on the pole. When you want to take the flags down, release the washer and wrap the flag around the pole. The washers are special "electrical" washers and the springs need to be somewhat hefty to work well. The 1" poles fit the 5 pole holder nicely. Pole Ease supplies a plastic sleeve for the wire to the electric jack. Cut the plastic sleeve in half and lead the wire over (rather than under) the U-bolts used to hold the flag pole holder to the jack tube. If you have 5 flags, you will need to use some sort of a stand-off so that the middle flag clears the motor and its light. That's why I have 4 flags; I leave the middle slot empty. Do that and the flag poles clear the motor and its light without a problem. Measure the diameter of your jack tube carefully. Mine is 2.175 inches in diameter. You may need to use 2.25 inch diameter U-bolts; don't try to stretch 2 inch U-bolts. Pole Ease does not supply the U-bolts.
Dick & Claire
Dick and Claire Wiklund
North Falmouth, Massachusetts
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