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Old 03-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Anyone consider one of these?

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Old 03-04-2009, 02:02 PM   #2
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you could use it, but I wouldn't put more than 2 plants on that thing... she'll collapse like Ted Kennedy on a day without boose....

gotta consider both sheer force on the pins that hold the sections in place, as well as the lateral force on the joints from wind.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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We bought a house a while back that had a big flagpole right in the middle of the yard. My wife wanted to rip it out, but it's the perfect place to grow hops! I have 4 plants that I put in 4' from the pole with stringers running up top the top. I can lower those all at one time just like lowering a flag. I put them in last year and they got about 1/2 way up, but I'm hoping for them to fill out this year.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:41 PM   #4
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Interesting idea, although my camping experiences with collapsing poles is the locking cams jamb very easily and are impossible to fix.
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