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Old 06-19-2017, 05:20 PM   #1
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Do I need to take my flag down in a storm

I was wondering if i was suppose to take the flag down in a storm, i dont know what the rule is on that.

Also is my flag a big lightning rod?
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I personally think that out of respect the Flag should be taken down prior to a storm. But then I am a Vietnam veteran and that Flag is important to me.
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I personally think that out of respect the Flag should be taken down prior to a storm. But then I am a Vietnam veteran and that Flag is important to me.
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I do an also at night unless it is lit up with a light. For one thing it will save from having to buy another one after it shreds from wind and rain.
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If it is not an all weather flag, it should be taken down.
Also if displayed at night it should have a dedicated light.
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I do an also at night unless it is lit up with a light. For one thing it will save from having to buy another one after it shreds from wind and rain.
Way ahead of you on the light, i got a solar light from walmart and put it up there with the flag, it does an ok job. The front porch light i leave on at night too and it helps to eluminate the flag.

Ill go take it down now before the storm hits.

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I would take it down before based on the pole you have. It may not handle high winds and cause damage. I agree with the other posts, noting lighting and type of flags.

Lightning rod, I would say very possible since you are out in the open, but grounding it would dissipate static and lessen the chance of a strike the same as would lightning rods on your house would.

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I would take it down before based on the pole you have. It may not handle high winds and cause damage. I agree with the other posts, noting lighting and type of flags.

Lightning rod, I would say very possible since you are out in the open, but grounding it would dissipate static and lessen the chance of a strike the same as would lightning rods on your house would.

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So basically just run a shielded copper wire (i dont want it touching the trailer) from the mount and when im parked just tap it into the ground?

Then take it out of the ground and wrap it up for the next spot.

I know the flag wont be there but the mount still is, and it could strike that i guess.
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If a all weather flag it can be flown in bad weather. However, a practical aspect for our RV usage is concern for damage to the ladder or other point of attachment.

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So basically just run a shielded copper wire (i dont want it touching the trailer) from the mount and when im parked just tap it into the ground?

Then take it out of the ground and wrap it up for the next spot.

I know the flag wont be there but the mount still is, and it could strike that i guess.
Basically that's correct. The primary reason for grounding the pole is to help dissipate the static change that builds up before a strike (rapid discharge) occurs.

If your trailer is struck by lightning, some damage is almost guaranteed.
Hopefully you'll never encounter weather conditions severe enough to experience a strike.

Try to use a rod long enough to get S least two feet of it into the ground.

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I don't take mine down, and the flag means a lot to me!
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I don't take mine down, and the flag means a lot to me!
I don't take mine down either, for the same reason.
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Here's what I think is the best storm proof, American made flag. I've had one at the house and it's survived many storms off Lake Erie.

Annin Flagmakers Catalog - Tough-Tex¬ģ US Flags
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