Step 2: Drill Holes for the Pivot Bolt

drill holes for the pivot bolt to install an in-ground flagpole
Photo: David Albanese
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After the concrete has set for 24 hours, rest the pole on two padded sawhorses. In order to center the cleat on the pole's halyard side, measure 42 inches from the bottom. Using an 11/16-inch bit, drill holes for two -inch bolts..
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    Tools List

    • post hole digger
      Post hole digger
    • wheelbarrow
      Wheelbarrow
    • pointed shovel
      Shovel
    • four-foot level
      Level
    • sawhorse
      Sawhorses
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with 11/16-inch bit
    • socket wrench
      Socket wrench

    Shopping List

    Flagpole

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    Silicone caulking rated for exterior use.