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Halyards: Flag Pole Ropes & Cables for In-Ground Flagpoles

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Flag Pole Cables, Ropes & Halyards

At Gettysburg Flag Works, we carry a wide variety of flag pole cables ideal for restringing in-ground flag poles, including residential and commercial flag poles. When it's time to replace your flag pole halyard, we're you're one stop shopping resource for everything you need!

Replacing Your Flag Pole Halyard (Rope)

The best time to replace your flag pole cable is before it breaks. Yes, that sounds obvious, but if you wait until it breaks, then you'll need to feed the new halyard through your pulley at the top of the flagpole without the help of the previous halyard. This often means a bucket truck or lift to get to the top of the flagpole.

Instead of waiting until you have to spend all that money, replace your halyard when it starts to feel different. The fibers when they are new are soft and flexible. When they don't feel that way anymore, replace your halyard (rope) before it's too late. If you aren't sure about how the rope feels, replace your halyard every few years. If you're flying a flag that is 6x10' or larger, replacing your flag pole cable every other year is recommended.

How to Change Your Flag Pole Rope, Cable or Halyard

Changing your flag pole halyard before it breaks is relatively quick and easy. You can find detailed instructions for replacing a flag pole halyard, rope or cable here.

This video will walk you through the steps for replacing your flag pole cable as well.

Replacing Cable, Arrangements & Assemblies For Your Internal Halyard Flagpole

Additional parts on an internal halyard flagpole can need replacing as well. This type of flagpole has more hardware than an external halyard pole but changing out parts is similar. You want to lower and remove your flag before working on your flagpole hardware.

Some flagpoles use wire center halyard or even wire cable instead of standard flagpole halyard. These can be replaced using the same method as above.

A flag pole arrangement is the section of wire that the flag is attached to on an internal halyard flagpole. This is attached at the end of the halyard and is made to fit the size flag that you intend to fly. If you are also using a weight or a retainer, they would attach to the clips at either the top of bottom of your arrangement.

The cable assembly is made to minimize unraveling of your cable due to rotation of the truck assembly. It attaches inside the flagpole and allows the twist to come out of the cable with a stainless steel swivel.

Replacing Other Flag Pole Parts

There are many additional flag pole parts that you'll want to replace on your flag pole from time to time. Some of these parts include clips (snaps), retainers, weights, and cleats. You can find these, and other, in-ground flag pole replacement parts here.

Need Help Finding a Replacement Part or Replacing a Flag Pole Halyard?

At Gettysburg Flag Works, we pride ourselves on being flag experts. If you need help replacing an in-ground flag pole part or you're looking for assistance when it comes to replacing a halyard, rope, cable, assembly, arrangement, or any other piece of your flag display, don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can give us a call at 1-888-697-3524 or contact us online and we'll get right back to you with the information you're looking for.

We are happy to help you with high quality flag pole hardware that will allow your flag to fly proudly all year long.

Looking For a New Flag to Fly on Your Newly Re-Strung Flag Pole?

We've got you covered there too! Be sure to browse our huge selection of available flags for the perfect new flag for your display!