Step 4: Install the Pole

install the pole to complete an in-ground flagpole
Photo: David Albanese
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Set the pole into the anchor and insert the pivot bolt. Adjust the pole until it is plumb, checking how it looks from afar as a helper holds it steady. Holding the preferred position, mark the pole at the predrilled holes on the anchor. Remove the pole, rest it on the padded sawhorses, and drill holes for the locking bolt.

Insert the pole into the anchor again and install the pivot bolt. Finally, install the locking bolt and finger tightn it. Once again, check to make sure the pole is plumb.
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    Tools List

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