Flag Store USA


1. Dig the foundation hole three (3) to four (4) times the diameter of the pole.
2. Set the foundation tube so that the top of the foundation tube is two (2) inches above grade.
3. Plumb the foundation tube and brace so that it will not move during the pouring of the concrete.
4. Pour concrete (making sure the foundation sleeve remains plumb), keeping the inside of the foundation sleeve dry.
5. Trowel the concrete up just below the top of the foundation tube.
6. We recommend allowing the concrete to dry a day or two before erecting the pole. (Cover the opening to keep sleeve dry inside.)
7. When erecting the flagpole, lay the pole on saw horses and unwrap. If a two (2) piece pole, fully grease jamb sleeve, line up arrows on both sections and jam together.
8. Open the access door with the key.
9. Take the loose end of the rope, thread over the sheave in the truck from the outside into the center of the truck and then into the top of the pole (do not secure the truck onto the top of the pole yet).
10. Fish the loose end of the rope down inside the pole through the cam cleat until the end outside the pole is just above the access door.
11. Secure the rope inside the pole behind the cam cleat and tie off the end of the rope in a Figure 8 knot (it will be “stuffed” inside the pole later).
12. While pulling slack out of the rope, place the truck on top of the pole, aligning horn and sheave with slot and fasten securely by turning down set screws tightly to the pole. (If a threaded truck is provided, securely screw onto the top of the pole, aligning the pulley with the access door as closely as possible.)
13. If available, add lock-tite to the threads on the ball top. Thread ball rod into the threaded hole in the top of the truck. Ball should be tightened into the truck tightly by turning stem of ball with wrench. Do not tighten by turning ball proper.
14. Attach counterweight and retainer ring: Unscrew the quick link on one end of the beaded retainer ring. Wrap the retainer ring around the pole. Hang one end on the loop at the end of the rope assembly, hang the counterweight on the quick link, secure the other end of the beaded retainer ring in the quick link and close the link securely using a vice grip or pliers.
15. Tape the retainer ring/counterweight assembly securely to the pole above the access door, to temporarily keep it safely out of the way while setting the pole in the sleeve.
16. Slide the aluminum flash collar on from the bottom of the pole to just below the access door and securely tape it to the pole to temporarily keep it safely out of the way while setting the pole.
17. Erect the pole into foundation tube and center in foundation tube. Turn so that the truck and access door face the desired direction (usually determined by prevailing winds).
18. Place wood wedges (not supplied with flagpole) between the pole and the foundation tube and plumb the pole.
19. Pack fine dry sand between the pole and foundation sleeve. Leave two (2) inches void at the top.
20. Remove the wood wedges.
21. Fill the remaining two (2) inches on top of the sand with asphalt sealant or roofing cement to keep water out of the sand.
22. Slide aluminum collar down onto the concrete and caulk between collar and pole with urethane sealant.
23. Attach cleat to the pole.
24. Remove tape from counterweight/retainer ring. Release rope from cam cleat inside pole and undo the Figure 8 knot to lower the rope. Loop snaps on the rope so that the bottom of the flag is about 6” above the retainer ring. Space properly for the flag size being used.
25. Fasten flag to flag snaps and check operation by pulling the rope to raise the flag and counterweight. It is important to secure the rope behind the cam cleat to keep the flag in the position at the top of the pole to prevent the counterweight from free falling to the ground!
26. The rest of the rope must be pushed into the bottom of the pole, then lock the access door.
NOTE: If the flagpole will not be installed immediately, it must be kept dry and away from moisture. If it is not stored in a dry place, or the outer tube and/or wrappings get wet, remove the tube and protective wrapping and place on blocks at least 12” above grade. If stored wet in any cardboard or wrappings, the flagpole will develop mold. The factory cannot assume responsibility for the finish if the pole is not stored properly.