Halyard, Cable and Arrangements for In-Ground Flagpoles
Replacing Your Flagpole Halyard (Rope)
The best time to replace your flag pole halyard 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, every other year is recommended.
Watch this video for step by step instruction on how to replace your flagpole halyard
We would like to make note that while the knot demonstrated in this video is a commonly used knot, a more formal approach would be to tie a double fisherman’s knot, as demonstrated below.
Replacing Cable, Arrangements And Assemblies For Your Internal Halyard Flagpole
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 flagpole 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.
Other Flagpole Parts
There are many flagpole parts that you'll want to replace on your flagpole from time to time. Some of those include clips (snaps), retainers, weights and cleats. We are happy to help you with quality flagpole hardware that will allow your flag to fly proudly all year long. Please also check out the huge variety of flags that we offer.