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Author Topic: Need cheap, non telescoping, banner poles?  (Read 1298 times)
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« on: November 07, 2018, 08:02 AM »

I keep an eye on this fishing rod company for blank rods that could be used for banner poles and windsock poles....
They are blowing out some rod blanks right now very affordably!
http://www.mudhole.com/OEM-VSR2127 12' pole, two pieces for 12$.....

Phenomenal for cheap rods to start building a wind garden!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 11:35 AM »

What is a Crappie?

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 11:42 AM »

Crappies are a genus, Pomoxis, of North American fresh water fish in the sunfish family Centrarchidae. Both species in this genus are popular pan fish. (wikipedia!)

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Most of the telescoping fiberglass fishing poles that are used to hoist up banners or windsocks were actually fishing poles.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 08:26 AM »

That's a go idea! Thanks for the tip! How do you stake them in the ground? Do you just press them in or do you have a metal rod that you put it on? Pictures would be great!

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 09:35 AM »

You're going to need a rod of some kind to fit the pole over.  Some folks use something as simple as rebar.  You can get solid fiberglass rods that are nice and don't damage the inside of your pole.  If you use a metal rod I might suggest that you put a bit of tubing or like on the end to help protect your new poles.  Since the poles are tapered it only takes a couple of inches on the end.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 10:36 AM »

You're going to need a rod of some kind to fit the pole over.  Some folks use something as simple as rebar.  You can get solid fiberglass rods that are nice and don't damage the inside of your pole.  If you use a metal rod I might suggest that you put a bit of tubing or like on the end to help protect your new poles.  Since the poles are tapered it only takes a couple of inches on the end.
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Thanks! I think I have some broken, left over driveway makers that would work good for that! I may have to make a rebar one to make hole first! The ground is frozen here!! LOL

I'll post pictures when I get mine and get it done! I'd like to see what you guys do as well!

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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM »

Hummm,,,,not sure about driveway markers.  If you have a fair size banner you might be surprised at the force when the wind picks up.  You might want to consider something more substantial.  Also, if you are going to use the so called feather banner or similar you probably want to devise a way to affix it to the pole at the bottom.  With a sleeved banner when the pole bends with the wind the banner will peel right off if not attached somehow.

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 11:11 AM »

I use 1/2" wood dowels as cheap, light ground poles...
Gomberg/Windfeathers has always been a proponent of using the white fiberglass 1/2" poles that are -i think- for electric fences. Nice, long lasting but heavier to carry.

For sure attach the banner to the bottom, the wind can suck them right off and send em flying!  basic wrap of electrical tape or masking tape works.
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