Re: Vertical display of the American flag
Hello, Sarrah -- welcome to the forum!
Hope someone can help with my question: Is outdoor hardware available for vertical display? My solution was to properly and vertically display my 3x5 flag on my front gate.
You really don't need any special hardware to display the flag that way -- well-spaced nails or hooks are really all you need. If you want to get fancy, flag shops and some hardware stores sell snap-clips that you could attach to the gate.
This area is prone to frequent and damaging Santa Ana winds that can bend a standard height flag pole, or slender poles affixed to structures.
I'm not sure what type of flagpole you had in mind, but if they're good quality and properly installed they're pretty strong. I have three 15-foot poles in front of my house, set in PVC pipe that's buried two or three feet in the ground, and I believe that they're rated to withstand winds up to 100 MPH. What's interesting is that they are also removable -- they can be lifted out of the PVC fairly easily.
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