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Diy tangle free flag pole

Updated April 17, 2017

Securing your flag to a flag pole seems simple, but you need to consider the likelihood that wind will cause your flag to get tangled around the pole. That's why it is important to install a system that will prevent tangling. Installing an unfurl sleeve can keep your flag flapping high. The sleeves rotate your flag around the pole when the wind blows.

Slide a plastic washer onto the flagpole. Push it until it stops immediately below the top.

Place an unfurl sleeve onto your flagpole. Push it until it's snug against your plastic washer.

Slide another plastic washer to the top until it's snug against the unfurl sleeve.

Secure the second plastic washer into place with a permanent zip tie. Tighten the zip tie with pliers. Trim the excess zip tie with scissors.

Thread a reusable plastic zip tie into the flag's grommet and then through your sleeve loop. Tighten the zip tie and cut off the excess. This will attach your flag's top to the unfurl sleeve.

Pull down on the flag to find out where you need to install the second unfurl sleeve.

Repeat Steps 1 through 5, positioning the items to where the bottom of the flag will touch the pole. Secure the bottom of the flag to the unfurl sleeve with your second plastic zip tie. Cut the end of the zip tie to size.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 plastic washers
  • 2 permanent plastic zip ties
  • 2 unfurl sleeves
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • 2 reusable plastic zip ties
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About the Author

Phillip Woolgar has been a reporter since 2008 in communities throughout western Canada. His work has appeared in Canadian national publications such as the "Globe and Mail" and the "Vancouver Sun." In 2009, he received second-place recognition in the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association's Excellence in Arts and Culture writing category. Woolgar graduated from the Langara College Journalism Diploma program in 2008.