OK folks, the time has come for me to put up a permanent flagpole in the front yard. There are NO issues with the community or the local regs. I do, however, live in Mobile, AL where storms off the Gulf can be rough - or deadly! I've looked at hundreds of sites and in the range which I can afford all the pole seem kind of flimsy. There is one telescoping pole from Telepole that seems better than the rest - but - I'm not too unhandy with tools and have the option of making my own as long as welding isn't involved. I'm thinking of using galvanized pipe set in concrete. What is your thought on the matter? I'm wanting a above ground height of twenty feet. I thought I'd go with a section of 2" and step down to a 1.5" and top it off with a professionally made truck. Should I step down or go all the way up with 2" pipe? Thanks!