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How to Re-String a Flag Pole: Halyard Replacement

Replacing a flag pole halyard seems like an intimidating task, but in reality it's quite simple - as long as you haven't waited until the rope has broken completely. With the right tools on hand, you should have a relatively easy time tackling this project and you should be able to get it done in a matter of minutes.

Follow these step by step instructions and you'll have your flag pole re-strung in no time!

Step by Step Instructions For Replacing a Flag Pole Rope

1. Lower and remove your flag.

Bring the flag down from the top of the pole and detach it from the current halyard you are preparing to replace.

2. Remove clips and any other hardware from your halyard.

After removing the flag, take the clips and other hardware attached to the halyard off. You want the halyard to be able to move freely through the pulley within the flag pole.

3. Untie the knot that keeps the 2 ends of your halyard together.

Don't let go of either end or it could slide up through the pulley and be lost. This will further complicate re-stringing your flag pole, so be sure to keep both ends in your hand!

4. Attach one end of your new halyard to the end of the old halyard using tape or a wire.

However you attach it, be sure that it's not too thick or it won't fit through the pulley at the top. We recommend using a piece of wire like a staple. Push it through each end with a few inches to spare and bend it over, then wrap tape around all of it.

5. Pull on the loose end of the old halyard.

This will lift your attached joint up to the top of the pole and through the pulley at the top. Don't pull too hard or you may separate things. If it's stuck, use the loose end of the new halyard to bring it back down and try to make the joint smoother.

6. Tie the ends of the halyard and reattach clips and flag

Once you've pulled the jointed section through the top pulley on your flagpole and back down, remove the wire and tape. You can now tie the ends of your new halyard together and reattach your flagpole clips and your flag.

How to Replace a Flag Pole Halyard Video

Want to see how it's done? This video walks you through the process of replacing a halyard and re-stringing a flag pole step by step.

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. Instructions for a double fisherman's knot can be found below.

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Tools & Hardware for Replacing a Flag Pole Rope

Looking for the tools and hardware you'll need to replace your flag pole halyard? We've got you covered. You can find everything you'll need for halyard replacement right here.

Have questions about your specific flag pole? Looking for more information about halyard replacement? Give us a call today at 1-888-697-3524 or contact us online and we'd be happy to provide assistance!