Flagpole Installation Instructions

1. Dig foundation hole three to four times the butt diameter of the flagpole.

2. Set the ground sleeve so that the top is two inches above grade.

3. Plumb ground sleeve and brace so that it will not move during the pouring of the concrete.

4. Pour concrete and trowel up even with top of ground sleeve. Keep the inside of the sleeve dry.

5. Screw the truck into the top of the pole, using a wrench to assure a tight fit. If cap-style truck is used, be sure set screws are well tightened.

6. Screw ball into truck and tighten ball set screw. Ball should be tightened into truck tightly by turning stem of ball with wrench. Do not tighten by turning ball proper.

7. If flash collar is provided with pole, slide collar on from the bottom of pole to above cleat level and attach cleat with one screw to hold flash collar until after erection of pole. Then remove cleat, slide collar down, and replace cleat. Caulk between the collar and the pole with a waterproof sealant (like roofing cement or asphaltum sealant).

8. Thread rope through sheave (pulley) of truck and tie the ends together in a square knot so that the rope will not drop out of the pulley during erection of the pole.

9. Erect pole into ground sleeve and center it. Turn so that cleat holes are in the direction desired.

10. Place wood wedges (not supplied) between the pole and the ground sleeve and plumb pole.

11. Pack dry sand between the pole and ground sleeve. Leave two inches void at the top and fill with waterproof sealant to keep water out of sand.

12. Loop clips on rope, space properly for flag being used, allow ample time for concrete to harden before flying flag.

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