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Telescoping Flagpole Installation

How to install an inground flagpole.

Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions that come with your new telescoping flagpole, using the photos below as a visual aid for the install process.

Inspect all parts for contents damage after opening your telescoping flagpole shipping box. Telescoping flagpole parts
  • Gold ball
  • Stop bolt
  • Allen wrench
  • 3' x 5' Flag
  • Ground sleeve
  • Blue cover
  • Flagpole.

Tools:  Yard stick, marker, shovel, bucket, level, hammer, punch, drill, 3/16” bit.

Material:  Gravel, concrete and water.

Select the telescoping flagpole install site away from any trees (consider tree growth) or buildings where the flag might make contact and cause itself damage, even when flown at half-mast.
In Florida, it's the law, you must call 811 before you dig. Underground gas pipelines and other buried utilities must be located and marked before you can safely dig on your property. Check with your local utilities company for this service or visit
flagpole sleve
Measuring flagpole sleve
hole for flagpole sleve
Thread stop bolt through flagpole ground sleeve's pre drilled hole. Mark a line 2" up from bottom of flagpole ground sleeve for gravel fill. Dig hole approximately 12" x 22", larger diameter if soil is sandy or loose.
Stone fill up to marked line on flagpole sleve
Cement around flagpole sleve
hole for locking base
Place gravel or small rock up to your 2" line on ground sleeve Cover top of sleeve, locking collar and blue cover with a rag. Fill  concrete to 1" below ground level. Due to the soft soil, I increased my hole dia. to 24" and used double the concrete. Before concrete sets place flagpole in ground sleeve, tighten allen screw in locking collar to put a mark on your flagpole.
Leveling flagpole and sleve
aluminum flagpole
US flag on aluminum telescoping flagpole
Keeping all sections nested, level flagpole in concrete. Remove flagpole careful not to disturb position of  ground sleeve. Lay your flagpole on a soft surface. Extend first section from the bottom up 24" to prevent drilling through both poles. Locate your mark made with allen screw, center punch and drill a hole with a 3/16" bit. Completed residential telescoping flagpole installation flying embroidered US flag.

After concrete has cured for at least 24 hours, you can install the flagpole.

  1. Align the drilled hole in flagpole with allen screw in locking collar.
  2. Turn allen screw only four complete turns, more will preventing pole from extending.
  3. Attach flag or flags using the stainless clips supplied with your kit
  4. Extend top flagpole section first.
  5. Make sure locking push button has popped out before extending next section.
  6. Lock last section with allen screw to prevent someone from using the push button to drop the flagpole.
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