Weather Station Pole Mounting Ideas
Here is a collection of the types of weather station mounting ideas from proud weather station owners. In observing these photos you will notice the many different types of locations where people locate their personal weather stations.
Mounting A Weather Station
In examining these ideas you can see that you will need to think through in your approach to successfully locating and mounting your remote sensors. If you do this well, you will have many years of climate information being collected properly and accurately.
You will win if you pick the proper type of pole mount. You can take a look of some of the best offered on the market to use for the mounting process. You will need to secure your equipment well, so that it will stand in heavy rain, against strong wind gusts, extreme heat, and maybe even heavy snowfalls.
Think through the worst weather elements that you might experience to shield against losing or having your weather equipment damaged or destroyed.
What Type Of Pole Mount Will Work For You
After you have purchased your weather station many different weather station mounting ideas come to mind. Mounting your personally picked weather station is what you have been looking forward to doing.
You researched, and purchased your choice of stations with the end game being that you have plans for what it will deliver for you.
To maximize the instruments you now have access to will require setting them up properly. As you research this whole process you realize that buying the correct equipment is only a small part of the whole picture.
It is necessary to correctly mount your station in a location that will maximize the readings from these weather instruments.
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Does The Make Matter
With this in mind, you will now need to zero in on what the manufacturer and make or model you have purchased. This will matter because of the remote sensor package that you now have.
A larger more sophisticated remote sensor unit could be as large as a couple of feet of instruments, however most remote units are around 15-18 inches in length. This will make a sizable pack that needs to be secured in a good location.
How do you figure out where to nest set this up, check out our What’s Involved in Weather Station Mounting post. We have many great points to think and act on. That will help you out with this.
So if you own an Acurite weather station then you will be dealing with an Acurite weather station mounting. You will need to find out from there manual what their specifications are and how they suggest you would set up the sensor pack.
With the AcuRite 01036 Pro Weather Station 5-in-1 sensor the mounting instructions give you the following information “The included mounting bracket is designed to screw directly onto wooden posts or surfaces that are 2”x 4” or larger. The sensor can also be mounted directly to 3/4” steel pipe (available at hardware stores”
So as you can see companies will give you specific directions on a few measurements that must match up when installing the sensor on an Acurite pole mounting.
Here are some Acurite 5 in 1 mounting poles.
Ambient Weather EZ-30-12 Stable Mounting Kit with MastDavis Instruments Mounting Pole KitAmbient Weather WeatherMount Weather Station MountAmbient Weather P2P2 Mast to Mast Mounting KitDavis Instruments Mounting TripodDavis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8′ tall
Acurite does not sell specific mounting poles but these are the mounting pole kits that you may choose from for your mounting project. These are Davis Instrument mounting poles or Ambient mounting poles too.
They can be used by any manufacturer’s product if the diameter of the coupling area match up with the PVC piping or piping that is being used to hold the sensors in place. The sensor’s come with a mounting coupler which will need to be attached to your roof or your pole or the top of your fence , etc, etc.
Here is what it looks like for the Acurite Pro 5in 1 sensor .
Acurite Weather Station Mounting pole directions
So probably the biggest thing is just making sure the elements are not going to affect the location of your weather station. Fasten it down, using a sturdy, (strong enough) mounting pole making sure all of your connections are tightened down well.
Some of these parts are made of plastic so please note do not over tighten anything, or you may break or strip something. So remember you will get maximum usage and performance if you set up your weather station is a great location and make sure that it is secured properly, allowing it to be far enough above ground to get proper wind and temperature readings.
Again these are discussed in our What’s Involved in Weather Station Mounting post. We hope this information has guided you, we are very glad to help you out with your set up.