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Old 02-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Flag Pole Buddy

We got a Flag Pole Buddy from a friend, we've got it mounted on the ladder and are pretty happy. It is the smallest size, 1", I think 12 feet long. My question is what is the closest the mounting brackets should be? We have a 3 x 5 flag and when the wind is slack, the very bottom of the flag just touches the top of the coach. I'd like to move the bottom bracket up one foot, (one ladder rung) but that would have the brackets around 3 feet apart. Will that make the pole unstable? Right now they are about 4 feet apart, and the pole is really stable. But, I'd like to have the flag just a little higher, and the top bracket is as high as it can go. Any thought??
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Not sure about any of that, I just hope your pole isn't metal.
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We got a Flag Pole Buddy from a friend, we've got it mounted on the ladder and are pretty happy. It is the smallest size, 1", I think 12 feet long. My question is what is the closest the mounting brackets should be? We have a 3 x 5 flag and when the wind is slack, the very bottom of the flag just touches the top of the coach. I'd like to move the bottom bracket up one foot, (one ladder rung) but that would have the brackets around 3 feet apart. Will that make the pole unstable? Right now they are about 4 feet apart, and the pole is really stable. But, I'd like to have the flag just a little higher, and the top bracket is as high as it can go. Any thought??
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The pole is aluminum, why?
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jstbu.....You should be fine moving it up some, just keep in mind that if you move it too high, you may need a ladder to install and remove which kind of takes the simplicity away from the design.

If you were given the plastic/nylon version of the holders, you may want to spray paint them a color of your choice. I originaly had the plastic/nylon version and they eventually broke due to UV damage. I later bought the metal ones.

Tip...To keep the pole quiet on windy days....especially if the ladder is near your bedroom wall.....I drilled a hole in the lower mount that matches the hole in the bottom of the flagpole. Once the flagpole is in place, I run a pin through it with the half round locking wire. This keeps the pole from jumping around on a windy day.
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Thanks for the info, I already have to use a ladder, being only 5' 2', and having a DP, I pretty much have to have a ladder to do anything!!!
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The pole is aluminum, why?
Nice lightening rod. A fiberglass pole would do what you want and be a lot safer.
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The Flag Pole Buddy instructions say "4 feet between upper and lower mounts". Bought one at "Q".
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Thanks so much, that's exactly what I wanted to know.
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