Hi! I’m Blair Gilbert, a.k.a.

MR. HARDWARE

As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Flagpole Spinner Prevents Furling, Stops Tangle In Wind, Wrapping (5/18/2020) by Blair Gilbert

    A flagpole spinner avoids furling, that is prevents the flag from tangling or wrapping. The banner flying in the wind is glorious to see, but is difficult on a windy day. The flag can become stuck around or over top of the flagpole.

    Furling options to prevent this include using some type of spinning unit, a rotating pole or collar device for the flagpole.
    Furling kits are available as kits with ball-bearings for a section to move. And top half spin poles with the bottom half stationary.
    Or a larger pole may slide over an inner pole, like a sleeve, that rotates in the wind to prevent a tangle.
    Using collars above and below on the flagpole attached by rings allows the flag to move around the pole that remains stationary.

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