Architectural Specifications for Fiberglass Flagpoles
Part 1 - General
Provide a flagpole of fiberglass and polyester as distributed in the United States by Atlantic Fiberglass Products, Inc. The flagpole shall be manufactured of a 65/35 ratio of fiberglass and polyester with the fiberglass roving aligned in the vertical plane. The resulting axial tensile strength should exceed 50,000 p.s.i. and a wind loading capacity of 120 M.P.H. unflagged.
The flagpole shall have a true entasis taper design. Flagpoles 20 feet, or 30 feet in length shall have a butt diameter of 4.5 inches in diameter tapering to 2 inches at the top. Flagpoles 33, 35 or 40 feet in length shall have a butt diameter of 5.25 inches tapering to 2.5 inches at the top. Flagpoles of 50-60 feet shall have a butt diameter of 7 inches tapering to 2.5 inches at top. Ground sleeve poles 20, 25 feet shall have a butt diameter of 4.5 inches tapering to 2 inches at top. GS poles of 30 and 35 feet shall have a butt diameter of 5.25 inches tapering to 2.5 inches at the top.
Flagpole weight (by length) shall be as follows:
20 feet 30.8 lb.
25 feet 37.4 lb.
30 feet 44.0 lb.
33 feet 61.6 lb.
35 feet 65.5 lb.
40 feet 74.8 lb.
50 feet 198.0 lb.
60 feet 231.0 lb.
The finish shall be of precast, special white color
gelcoat, providing a glossy, weather resistant surface finish. the flagpole
shall have a heavy duty hinged ground attachment with anchor rods to be cast in concrete
or a ground sleeve mounting system.
Part 2 - Manufacturing Standards
Provide each flagpole as a complete unit, including fittings, accessories, bases and anchorage devices. Flagpoles should be constructed in one piece. If more than one piece is necessary, provide snug-fitting precision joints with self-aligning, internal splicing sleeve arrangement for weather-tight field joints. Hardware, external and internal, shall be high quality Swedish Steel, either stainless or galvanized (hot dipped zinc).
Part 3 - Acceptable Manufacturers
Subject to compliance with requirements, provide products of one of the following:
Atlantic Fiberglass Products, Inc.
Part 4 - Flagpole Accessories
Provide flagpole with elliptical or onion shaped finial of gold weather resistant Plexiglas. Provide revolving truck for all flagpoles, both internal or external halyard systems. Provide winching device and all necessary hardware, chrome plated or nylon snaps, and weight collars for internal halyard models. Provide halyard cleats for all external halyard models. Provide polyester high strength halyards for all flagpole assemblies.
Part 5 - Flagpole Type
Exposed overall length_______________: Top Diameter___________________:
Butt Diameter______________________: Weight________________________:
Internal Halyard model______________: or External Halyard model___________:
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