Which should I be Using, External or Internal Rope System?
Perhaps most of us are unaware of the existence of the two kinds of flagpole system used by different organizations and institutions in our country, the internal and external halyard or rope system flagpole. The internal rope system is used mostly for security reasons. Folks have taken their flag at some point. An internal rope flagpole has a lock box to give only the person with a key access to the rope. The external rope system is for flags raised or lowered on a regular basis where security isn't a concern.
An internal rope system flagpole is appropriate to use for flag installations that are left exposed to the elements for considerable period of time, since the rope and other gadgets are devised inside the pole. It need not be checked frequently because regardless of the weather condition, it remains intact and rest assured that the flag would stay put. It uses various internal rope system flagpole accessories & parts
The external rope system flagpole on the other hand needs to be maintained more because the rope and other equipment are found outside the pole. And considering the changes in the weather, some of the parts might deteriorate and cause damage to the system adversely affecting the flagpole assembly. But given the fact that every week the flag is raised and lowered, any minor defect would easily be detected and remedial measures will be undertaken. Another negative perception about the external rope system is it is prone to theft, the mechanism being outside, but it has a built-in lock system – lock boxes and steel core halyards that protects the flagpole assembly from any form of vandalism.
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