Sitemap

Know About Life

How to tie flagpole ropes

2013-04-28   Views:11

Advertisement

Owning your own flagpole allows you to fly your college colours or display your patriotism. There's no need to wait for a national holiday to raise the Stars and Stripes. Know how to tie the ropes -- the halyard -- on your flagpole to enhance the dur

How to tie flagpole ropes

Owning your own flagpole allows you to fly your college colours or display your patriotism. There's no need to wait for a national holiday to raise the Stars and Stripes. Know how to tie the ropes -- the halyard -- on your flagpole to enhance the durability of your flag and keep it securely in place, even in the strongest winds. When your halyard has surpassed its usefulness, you'll know how to replace it.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

RopeElectrical tapeSnap hooks

Instructions

1 Measure a length of flag rope to approximately twice the height of your flagpole. This rope will become your new halyard. Splice an end of your worn halyard to an end of your new rope. Wrap the ends together with electrical tape.

2 Pull the spliced rope up the flagpole and allow it to feed through the stationary pulley at the top. Bring the spliced ends back to the bottom Detach the old rope end from your new rope. Cut the new rope so the two loose ends reach two to three feet below the cleat on your flag pole.

3 Tie a knot to join the two ends of your new rope, forming a continuous loop. If your rope is made of polyester, briefly expose the raw ends to a flame to prevent the rope from fraying.

4 Raise the knot to the top of the flag pole, making sure the knot travels up the side closest to the pole. Stop when the knot reaches just below the top pulley.

5 Attach a snap hook near the bottom of the rope loop. Use the outside line to feed a loop through the eye of your snap hook, pulling it over the hook and tightening it.

6 Attach the top grommet of the flag to the snap hook you attached. Raise the flag slightly and use it as a guide for attaching the bottom snap hook to the halyard. Attach the bottom hook in the same way you installed the first one.

7 Fasten the bottom of the flag to the bottom hook. Raise the flag to the top of the pole. The halyard knot will come down to the bottom.

8 Wrap the knotted end of the rope upward, catching the bottom cleat on the flagpole. Pull it over the top cleat and back to the bottom, forming a figure eight. Wrap the rope around the cleats several times until the rope is secure. Tuck the remaining rope under your final wrap to secure the flag.

Tips and warnings

If you attach your snap hooks by looping the halyard through them, rather than tying a knot, you can easily adjust the hooks to accommodate flags of different sizes.

Pull the halyard tight against the pole before you tie down the raised flag.

How to tie flagpole ropes

How to tie flagpole ropes

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-04-28Views:130

Owning your own flagpole allows you to fly your college colours or display your patriotism. There's no need to wait for a national holiday to raise the Stars and Stripes. Know how to tie the ropes -- the halyard -- on your flagpole to enhance the dur[More]

How to Tie a Rope Bridge

How to Tie a Rope Bridge

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-08-18Views:130

A rope bridge is a low maintenance suspension structure that can be used to cross a short distance or a long distance. While it is a simple task to build a rope bridge, the most important aspect of the building process is the strength of the rope. A[More]

How to Tie a Rope Rug

How to Tie a Rope Rug

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-07-19Views:130

Create a rug or mat out of a new or old climbing rug that is about 100 feet long. There is a variety of knots to choose from when considering how to tie a rope rug, from the more difficult Turk knot to the simpler braided knot. Use a clean rope to cr[More]

How to tie a rope swing to a tree

How to tie a rope swing to a tree

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-01-14Views:130

If you have a large, sturdy, hardwood tree in your landscape, such as an oak or bay, you can use one of the tree's sturdy branches to secure a rope and hang a rope swing. Soft-wooded trees such as mimosas might break under the strain. Installing and[More]

How to Tie a Rope on a Box

How to Tie a Rope on a Box

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-01-13Views:130

When we think of tying boxes, images of Christmas and birthday gifts come to mind. While undoubtedly true, there are many other applications for tying a rope around a box. Most notably, this includes tying storage boxes in your storage area to preven[More]

How to tie a rope hammock

How to tie a rope hammock

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-07-20Views:130

Freestanding outdoor rope hammocks can be set up almost anywhere, but you need two trees or posts to tie a rope hammock. An easy and secure way to tie a rope hammock is by using a bowline loop knot on both ends of the hammock. Rope hammocks are light[More]

How to Tie a Rope to a Buoy

How to Tie a Rope to a Buoy

Category:HealthRelease time:2014-09-06Views:130

Buoys are useful tools for fisherman. They are utilised for tasks ranging from connecting to lines attached to underwater traps, to protecting the sides of the boat when docking, to preventing the moving waters from smashing the side of the boat agai[More]

How to Tie a Rope Body Harness

How to Tie a Rope Body Harness

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-06-17Views:130

The harness is an essential part of any climber's gear. Depending on the type of climbing you're doing, the smartest choice is always to use a climbing harness that has been professionally made, not a makeshift one. However, in unfortunate situations[More]

How to Tie a Rope to a Boat Cleat

How to Tie a Rope to a Boat Cleat

Category:FoodRelease time:2013-11-18Views:130

Unless you're the Flying Dutchman, doomed to sail at--but never around--Africa's Cape of Good Hope forever, you'll have to tie your boat up sooner or later. How you manage your lines is viewed as a direct testimonial to your deck seamanship and your[More]

How to Tie a Rope to a Ring Buoy

How to Tie a Rope to a Ring Buoy

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-07-07Views:130

Ring buoys are used in various locations to rescue someone in a body of water and are made out of a waterproof plastic that is hollow to improve buoyancy. In shallower water, such as swimming pools, a rope is not always tied to the buoy, but at sea i[More]

How to Tie a Rope Cargo Net

How to Tie a Rope Cargo Net

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-08-25Views:130

For carrying luggage or other cargo on top of your vehicle or in a truck bed, a cargo net secures everything. Cargo nets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them ideal for almost any situation. If you cannot find a cargo net to meet your sp[More]

How to Tie a Rope to a Walking Stick

How to Tie a Rope to a Walking Stick

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-09-01Views:130

The walking stick provides increased stability as you navigate a rugged hiking trail. Certain companies offer premade walking sticks and hiking poles made from lightweight materials such as carbon fibre. While these models may feature stylish designs[More]

How to Tie a Rope for Handcuffs

How to Tie a Rope for Handcuffs

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-06-29Views:130

The handcuff knot is a sturdy knot that has a variety of uses. With people, the knots are used as a way to gently pull them out of fires or other dangerous situations when they cannot move on their own. Ranchers use the knot to tie the legs of cattle[More]

How to Tie a Rope to a Boat Anchor

How to Tie a Rope to a Boat Anchor

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-07-17Views:130

There are knots for everything. Some are so specific as to have a name that describes their function exactly. Others are known by two names. One, the anchor bend, is sufficient for securing a small-boat anchor to the anchor line, or "anchor rode" as[More]

How to Tie Lead Ropes for Horses

How to Tie Lead Ropes for Horses

Category:FamilyRelease time:2014-06-13Views:130

Whether you are an Olympic equestrian or a serious amateur competitor, or you just enjoy an occasional weekend trail ride, at some point you are going to need to tie your horse to something secure and walk away. Tying what riders call a quick-release[More]

How to tie a rope cincture

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2014-06-18Views:130

The cincture is a part of the vestments of clergy and lay worship leaders. It is a rope used as a belt over the alb. Usually white or coloured according to the liturgical calendar, the rope cincture has tassels or knots at the ends. When worn as part[More]

How to Tie a Rope to Pull a Tree

How to Tie a Rope to Pull a Tree

Category:HomeRelease time:2015-01-26Views:130

Cutting down a tree can be a dangerous affair if not done properly. Trees are best cut down using the natural lean of the tree. But cutting down a tree with the lean is not always possible, especially if expensive property is in the way. A rope is of[More]

How to Tie a Rope Halter on a Goat

How to Tie a Rope Halter on a Goat

Category:FamilyRelease time:2015-03-12Views:130

Goat rope halters are used to tie the goat to a post for a short while, or to make it easier for you to lead the goat. Most goat owners use a special goat halter or mini horse halter on their goats, consisting of a strap around the nose, one strap on[More]

How to Tie a Rope Halter for Cows

How to Tie a Rope Halter for Cows

Category:FamilyRelease time:2013-11-20Views:130

The easiest way to lead a cow is with a halter. Halters made of leather or synthetic material are available, but they can be expensive. An adjustable halter made from a single piece of manila rope works just as well. A homemade halter is inexpensive,[More]

How to Tie a Flagpole Rope

Category:LifestyleRelease time:2015-02-15Views:130

Flying a flag in your yard or at your place of business is a significant gesture of patriotism, pleasing to yourself and the passersby who notice it. However, it is important to remember that there is a right way and a wrong way to hang a flag and th[More]

Hot
Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE) is a lightweight operating system based on the Win32 platform essentially created as a replacement for MS DOS. Although it is not a standalone operating system, Windows PE is essential for certain workstations [More]
Natural pearls come from oysters and other mollusks in the sea and are quite valuable. Cultured or freshwater pearls come from pearl farms, which create pearls by implanting a tiny bead in a mollusc. A beautiful substance called nacre then forms arou [More]
Cat 3 and Cat 5 cabling are both used for networking local area networks (LANs). They primarily differ in transmission speed and capacity, as well as usability and current networking standards. What are Cat Wires? Cat 5 and Cat 3 are also known as et [More]
Certain types of dogs do better living in an apartment than others. Breeds that are loud, aggressive or hyperactive are not suitable for an apartment lifestyle. People who live in an apartment and want to add a pet to the household need to look for a [More]
Troubleshooting a Bose car stereo can be an intimidating task if you're an amateur car-stereo installer, particularly because these units can be expensive to replace. Since troubleshooting a stereo often involves working with the wiring of the stereo [More]
Apple fans are associated with Colonial Williamsburg, although they originated much later, in the early 20th century. By the late 1930s, Louise Fisher, who was in charge of Christmas decorating for the once capital of Virginia, had implemented the fr [More]
Telltale signs of silverfish infestation are books with chewed pages and bindings. This nuisance insect likes to feed on paper, book bindings, wallpaper and starch in clothing, as well as dry foods, such as cereal, pasta and pet food. Identification [More]
You could have a hundred shirts in your closet only to find that not one of them looks like something you'd want to wear. Luckily, if you have one or more shirts that fit you well, you have the prototypes necessary to create a whole range of shirt cu [More]
Sardines are a small fish many people assume only come packaged in a can. The tender, oily flesh of sardines can be a delightful addition to almost any meal and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and vitamin D. Preparing fresh sardines for [More]
Seagate external hard drives afford you the luxury of storing a wide array of files and folders. Doing so can both create space and alleviate strain on your personal computer's primary hard drive. While storing music on your personal computer can be [More]