|Hinsdale homestead flag display, guess which flags are flying today?|
Our Hinsdale flag flyer saved up with his wife to afford a fixer-upper. They knew it was a project, and with any project, you want to avoid getting overwhelmed. While driving through Wisconsin one day, they noticed a lot of houses had some sort of flag out front, whether it was a flagpole or a porch set. They noticed in many cases, the flagpole framed the house nicely. And then came the idea...
"Maybe putting a flagpole up at our house might turn the run-down house on the corner into the house on the corner with the flag. We also wanted to hide the tree stump out front." explained our newest flag flyer friend.
|Tree stumps are expensive to remove, what to do? what to do?|
It wasn't much later that the FlagRunners were visited, and as it then turned out the flagpole project became an inspiring activity the entire block could get involved and comment on. So now armed with some know how and the tools and techniques required and under their belt, they became confident and made up their minds to do it and they made their purchase. It wasn't much later a box arrived...
|You got your parts... now where to start?|
|A few tools and about a day is all you need and you're on your way|
|You dug the hole, time for to set the foundation for the pole|
Make sure the hole is large enough for the sleeve and to set a proper foundation. The foundation hole should bevel outward towards the bottom and tamp the base to create a good ground set. This will discourage possible rocking that we see on foundations with two little concrete used. An ~8" sonotube http://www.sonotube.com/ can help create a nice pedestal at the top.
|Maybe the flags fly in the air, but the foundation is also what needs some care|
|From a stump to a flagpole you can see, the joy it brings to this Hinsdale family|
For more information (details on flagpole installation) click here. Those are standard instructions, techniques can vary slightly. Visit the DIY center on flagpoles here.