The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part Two Making the Cuts

October 6, 2007 by  
Filed under Made From PVC

Note:  There is an updated version of this flagpole design avialable by clicking here.  The video below refers to the new version.


First things first to build this flag pole you need a materials list. Most of the items below can be found at your local home center or hardware store.

  • 1 – 10 foot long piece of 3/4″ pvc pipe
  • 1 – 45 degree 3/4″ pvc fitting
  • 1 – 3/4″ pvc T fitting
  • 2 – 3/4″ pvc end caps
  • 1 – 2 foot long piece of concrete rebar (or any metal stake that fits inside your pvc pipe)

Now that we have the material we can get to work. Take the ten foot long piece of pvc pipe and cut it into two four foot long piece and two two foot long pieces. The cuts in pvc can be made using a simple hack saw or you can use a powered miter saw with the appropriate blade as I did (Always remember that when you use power tools to be safe and wear safety goggles). A picture of the cut pieces is shown below. Tomorrow we will put the flag pole together.

Cut PVC Pipe

Click Here to go to part three of building the flag pole.


4 Comments on "The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part Two Making the Cuts"

  1. » The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part One on Sat, 6th Oct 2007 2:51 am 

    […] Click Here to go to part two of building the flag pole.  […]

  2. Mary on Fri, 19th Oct 2007 2:42 pm 

    I think the instructions for cutting the pipe into two 4″ sections and two 2′ sections would equal 12′. In the picture you show two 1′ sections and I believe that is what you intended in the instructions.

  3. Len on Sun, 29th Aug 2010 9:41 am 

    You’re kidding, right?? Let me see now, if I take a 10 foot piece and cut two four foot pieces from it, I have used 8 feet, right? (10-4×2 = 2) Now I cut the piece that’s left over into two two foot lengths, right? Oooooops!

  4. build07 on Tue, 7th Sep 2010 5:50 am 

    Thanks for pointing that out Len, our math doesn’t quite add up we will get it updated.

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