Since you have decided to replace your existing rope, you should need to fulfill the following steps:
- First, buy a good quality replacement halyard. Kindly note that the replacement halyard must be twice the height of the flagpole. If you have taken a tall flagpole service, then you need a wire centered poly halyard. Moreover, for your commercial flagpoles, you need 5/16 inch diameter halyard while 1/4 inch diameter halyard is recommended for your residential poles.
- Now remove the flag and snaps from the existing halyard. After this, cut the existing halyard near the earlier knot. Then tie off one end to the cleat. During this process, you need to grab the other end in your hand to circumvent having the halyard unspool through the pulley.
- After this, you carefully take one end of the new halyard on the one hand and one end of the existing halyard in another hand. Now, you need to align the ends in a similar way you would your index fingers means to point.
- Now you need an electrician’s tape to wrap around the halyard around six inches up each halyard. If you took a tall flag service, then it will be necessary to wrap the additional tape at the joint of the two halyards to ensure sufficient support. Kindly make sure not to use too much tape, else the halyard will not go through the pulley. Moreover, in a case, you will use too little, then your halyard may get separated at the joint is pulled through the pulley.
- After this, you need to add tape on your halyard along with spraying a little silicone on the taped area to endow pulling the halyard up and over the pulley.
- Now take the old halyard in hand, then steadily pull the new halyard up and over the previous pulley. Please don’t get hurry while performing this task. Kindly note that once the new halyard is through the pulley along with gets back to the bottom, then remove the old halyard.
- If your flagpole on top of building, then you must check that the length of the new halyard is not touching the ground to keep it safe from getting dirty and rough. You also need to tie the loose ends of hazards.
- Now you can replace the snaps. For this, you need to attach the top snap above the knot by giving it a position between the top and bottom snap. You should make sure that snaps are attached to the halyard that works to the outside of the pulley. Moreover, once the top snap gets attached, you need to check the flag along with measuring the bottom of the flag before finalizing attaching it to the halyard.
Moreover, to make your halyard in a good position, make sure to get it inspected on a regular basis.
If you need some help to re-rope your flagpoles, then you need to consult with Flagpole ETC through its official web portal i.e. www.flagpolesetc.com/flagpole-climber.