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Posted: 8/20/2017 9:11:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 12:13:07 PM EST by Kikken]
Currently we have the flag hung over our front door but we're looking for a more permanent mount. There's literally a bazillion of them on Amazon and they all look craptastic, so... who makes a decent one?

I'm looking for something like this:

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:22:17 AM EST
I got an adjustable one from Ace Hardware. Made in USA, around 20 bucks. Made of either polymer or powder coated metal, can't remember
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:35:45 AM EST
I have had very good luck with these guys.
https://www.united-states-flag.com/
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:02:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:08:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 10:10:03 AM EST by Oakley]
Roll your own...
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I got tired of every one I ever bought twisting and breaking in the stiff breeze we seem to constantly get here, so I fabed my own out of aluminum.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:13:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Oakley:
Roll your own...
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/162439/20170820_110607-285227.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/162439/20170820_110617-285228.JPG

I got tired of everyone I ever bought twisting and breaking in the stiff breeze we seem to constantly get here, so I fabed my own out of aluminum.
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I'll take one.

After looking at my flag, it's probably time to replace it. The pole it came with is shit, too. Going to need a whole new setup - mount, pole, and flag. Are these solid choices?

https://smile.amazon.com/Valley-Forge-Flag-Position-Aluminum/dp/B0007KP9S6/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1503239531&sr=1-4&keywords=flag+pole+bracket

https://smile.amazon.com/Valley-Forge-Flag-Aluminum-Spinning/dp/B004R8TTXK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1503241700&sr=8-7&keywords=1+inch+flag+pole

https://smile.amazon.com/SolarGuard-Annin-Flagmakers-Embroidered-2460/dp/B000FA6BLC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1503241258&sr=8-4&keywords=nylon%2Bamerican%2Bflag%2B3x5&th=1
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:15:39 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
I have had very good luck with these guys.
https://www.united-states-flag.com/
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Thanks ... browsing their site now.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 10:32:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 10:41:38 AM EST by AZ_Sky]
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Originally Posted By Kikken:
Originally Posted By Oakley:
Roll your own...
https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/162439/20170820_110607-285227.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/162439/20170820_110617-285228.JPG

I got tired of everyone I ever bought twisting and breaking in the stiff breeze we seem to constantly get here, so I fabed my own out of aluminum.
I'll take one.

After looking at my flag, it's probably time to replace it. The pole it came with is shit, too. Going to need a whole new setup - mount, pole, and flag. Are these solid choices?

https://smile.amazon.com/Valley-Forge-Flag-Position-Aluminum/dp/B0007KP9S6/ref=sr_1_4?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1503239531&sr=1-4&keywords=flag+pole+bracket

https://smile.amazon.com/Valley-Forge-Flag-Aluminum-Spinning/dp/B004R8TTXK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1503241700&sr=8-7&keywords=1+inch+flag+pole

https://smile.amazon.com/SolarGuard-Annin-Flagmakers-Embroidered-2460/dp/B000FA6BLC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1503241258&sr=8-4&keywords=nylon%2Bamerican%2Bflag%2B3x5&th=1
Yes.
My flag, flag pole, and mount are Valley Forge and it's good stuff.
I used to have a cheap 1" diameter wood flag pole but the Valley Forge 1.25" diameter aluminum pole is definitely the way to go, and the mount is rock solid!
The only problem I've had is that the lower 'ring clip' was made out of plastic and it broke so I replaced it with an aluminum one.
https://www.united-states-flag.com/valley-forge-aluminum-mounting-ring-clip-1-25in-pole.html

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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:32:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2017 12:13:35 PM EST by Kikken]
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:

Yes.
My flag, flag pole, and mount are Valley Forge and it's good stuff.
I used to have a cheap 1" diameter wood flag pole but the Valley Forge 1.25" diameter aluminum pole is definitely the way to go, and the mount is rock solid!
The only problem I've had is that the lower 'ring clip' was made out of plastic and it broke so I replaced it with an aluminum one.
https://www.united-states-flag.com/valley-forge-aluminum-mounting-ring-clip-1-25in-pole.html

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/20962/VF_Flag-285248.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/20962/Flag_Mount-285274.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/20962/Flag_Spinner-285256.JPG

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/20962/Spinner-285258.JPG
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Thanks I'll order those too.

A "Ban Me!" thread goes to four pages in four minutes, while a thread seeking advice on how best to hang an American flag has four people replying...

Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:41:57 AM EST
Made a really fugly one out of galvanized pipe and it was solid as hell. Still didn't stop the local activists? from stealing the flag (probably to burn given where I live).
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 6:22:29 PM EST
Thanks for the advice gentlemen. We went from this:



To this:



The Annin flag looks far nicer than $15 and the Valley Forge mount and flagpole are solid.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:20:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2017 9:23:03 PM EST by AZ_Sky]
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Originally Posted By Kikken:
Thanks for the advice gentlemen. We went from this:

http://i.imgur.com/5eDMkVB.jpg

To this:

http://i.imgur.com/n2WZbNm.jpg

The Annin flag looks far nicer than $15 and the Valley Forge mount and flagpole are solid.
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Very nice! 
But be aware that no matter who's flag you use, depending on where you live it will have to be replaced.
Here in AZ, I go through at least two to three flags per year...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 6:12:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 6:13:37 AM EST by Kikken]
At only $15 for what is a very nice looking flag, I'll replace it monthly if necessary.

Mrs. Kikken's church will take old flags for proper disposal, so no worries there.
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