This simple installation can often be performed by restaurant operator's own
maintenance person. If not, any good local carpenter should find it a breeze.
Per photo included, we recommend first bolting two 2x6" pieces of treated lumber
to the restaurant's mansard wall. This will prevent concentrating all of the
wind's stress on only two small areas of the wall's plywood. The brackets then
bolt to the 2x6" lumber, thus spreading out the stress over a larger area. You
want to be sure to "catch" the framing behind the wall with lag bolts. Mounting
the brackets directly to the wall would likely mean that only one bolt in each
bracket would hit a stud because the distance between the bracket's bolts are
wider than a 2x4" stud.
REMEMBER, YOUR POLE SETS NEED TO BE SECURELY TIED INTO YOUR WALL
Use lag bolts, NOT NAILS OR SMALL SCREWS. Be sure to attach everything into the
framing BEHIND the wall, not just to the wall's plywood.
USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN INSTALLING FLAGPOLES NEAR POWER LINES! TOUCHING A POWER
LINE WITH A FLAGPOLE IS A TERRIBLE IDEA! IT CAN CAUSE INJURY AND DEATH. ALSO BE
AWARE THAT RAISING A FLAGPOLE ON A WINDY DAY CAN BE DANGEROUS.
Once the brackets are installed, the other pieces simply fit together. The pole
sections just slip into each other. No cutting or welding is needed. Be sure to
tighten down the set screw which holds on the "truck" (pulley assembly) and the
nut on the gold ball. The brackets also have a set screw. Attach the flags to
the halyard (rope) using the snap hooks per the diagram supplied with them.
Tips On Getting The Most Out Of Your Poles
1. People notice flags! You will get a bigger impact from your display by
rotating your flags with a changing selection of holiday, novelty, armed forces,
and other patriotic flags.
2. Keep your flags in good shape. Flying worn out
flags is worse than flying none at all.
3. Care of your poles: Please only one 3x5' flag per pole. Never use your poles
as "uprights" from which to span banners or attach anything other than one 3x5'
flag. Note that flag size recommendations do NOT constitute a warranty that
flags can be safely flown in ALL wind speeds. Flying flags in high winds can
result in damage to the flagpole. If it gets bad, or especially if there are bad
storm warnings for your area, removing the flags from the pole can prevent
Flag Tips: As with your landscaping and other outdoor amenities, your
flags can help your operation "look like a million bucks." But if not kept up,
they can have the opposite effect. Are they in good shape? Has the winter beat
them up? Be sure to notice them. You can bet that the public will.
Select the right size flag for the job. Putting too large a flag on too small a
pole can look strange. It can also cause your flag to wear out sooner and damage
your pole. Too large a flag on a rooftop pole can drape itself over a nearby
sign which doesn't look right. 3x5' is the correct size for our rooftop
flagpoles. Not 4x6'. Protect your poles. Use 3x5' only which will stress the
pole less. We also recommend not using our heavier grade "Iron Man" USA flags on
rooftop poles. Use nylon which is much lighter, especially when wet. Nylon will
tax your poles less.
Keep an eye on the rope in your main flagpole. Is it looking frayed? Remember,
it is much easier to change when the OLD rope is still in it. Once it breaks,
it's time for a bucket truck. We can supply you with "Halyard" (flagpole rope)
by the foot. Just measure your rope's thickness first, then tell us how long a
piece you want.
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