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    Tailgate Flag Pole

    Ok so I know this topic has been discussed before but I dont want to try and dig for the thread.

    I am wanting roughly a 15 ft. tailgate flag pole for when my beloved Cyclones are playing during fall Saturdays. But I am having trouble putting the blue prints together and what I should use. I want some thing light weight like pvc, however, Lowe's only carries the schedule 40 PVC and is very flimsy. Also, when I want it to break down into 3- 5" ft sections for easy storage, but using slip couplers make it very flimsy as well.

    Does anyone else have any suggestions on what they found worked out and also how they anchor it to the ground?




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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    I bought one from this dude on Ebay:

    20 ft Tailgate Flagpole w/ Tire Wheel Stand Tailgating | eBay

    It's quality and will last a long time and I didn't have to mess with buying materials and taking the time to build it.


    *EDIT: We actually went with the 28'... it's pretty awesome!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/28-Tailgating-Ta...item53e6bbb30e



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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    I already have the base, I'm just looking for the flag pole, any help there?



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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    You'll need one of these too in order to get the wheel stand under the wheel.

    3 Ton Floor Hydraulic Jack | eBay



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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by nwiafan View Post
    I already have the base, I'm just looking for the flag pole, any help there?
    Try this guy.. I have known them for years.. and they sell quality stuff.

    these poles set up in seconds.

    Telescopic Poles


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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I bought one from this dude on Ebay:

    20 ft Tailgate Flagpole w/ Tire Wheel Stand Tailgating | eBay

    It's quality and will last a long time and I didn't have to mess with buying materials and taking the time to build it.


    *EDIT: We actually went with the 28'... it's pretty awesome!
    28' Tailgating Tailgate Fiberglass Flagpole | eBay

    Same thing we bought. We fly ISU on top and an Illinois flag beneath it. If you TG in G7 you have seen it. Im guessing we are the only crew that flys an Illinois flag at TG as well.



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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    Here is what works for me. Our poles are 24' tall with 6' X 8' flags on them

    Go to lowes / Menards / HD -

    Buy 1" EMT (Thinwall) conduit from the electrical department

    Cut it into the appropriate lengths

    Purchase some 18" X 3/4" nipples from the electrical department or plumbing department. Aluminum IMC is your best best - but you will have a hard time find that. If you are going more then 15' I would go to an electrical supply house and purchase 3/4" aluminum IMC conduit. Galvanized nipples might add too much weight.

    The 3/4" rigid pipe will fit tight into to 1" EMT. Insert it 9" deep. I apply some JB weld to half of it to make sure it stay in place.

    Let the JB weld dry then stack them all together

    Install an eye bolt on the top section and a pulley.

    I am gussing you are looking at less then $20 total

    If this doesn't make sense PM me and I will send some pics.

    Good luck!



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    Re: Tailgate Flag Pole

    sched 80 pipe is more rigid. I have 2 8' pieces and a coupler, sits in the stake hole on the F150



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