Step 3: Attach the Finial

attach the finial to install an in-ground flagpole
Photo: David Albanese
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To affix the truck (the flanged top that holds the finial and through which the halyards are threaded), set the double sheave into a notch on the top of the pole, so a sheave with the halyard pulled through lines up with a cleat on the base. Before screwing on the truck, coat the inside and edges with silicone caulking for a watertight seal. Fit the finial into a ½-inch threaded hole in the center of the truck.
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    Silicone caulking rated for exterior use.