Finding The Pieces To Use For Mounting
Let's take a closer look at weather station mounting pieces. As I have worked on content for you the reader, I have found that there are several moving pieces when it comes to mounting a weather station.
What do I mean by weather station mounting pieces? Simply stated you have now purchased a personal weather station and you need to mount it somewhere on your property.
Let's take a detailed look at how you got here. Your arrival wasn't accidental, but it happened because you have completed the following steps.
3 Main Steps To Finally Mounting Your Weather Station
- You picked out a weather station that fits your needs. You used my Top 10 Points To Consider When Buying A Personal Weather Station Free Report to decide on the personal wireless weather station that you now own.
- You then had to figure out where in your home the weather station displays fit best into your daily living routines.
- Thirdly you then used my free site placement worksheet, Site Placement-Install Your Weather Station which is all about placing your weather station to determine where you will be installing your selected weather station.
So you are here now. It is time to figure out how you will mount your weather station.
Do you know, what weather station mounting pieces are needed to accomplish a successful mounting in your yard?
What Weather Station Mounting Pieces Are Available To You
The first thing I have discovered on this journey is that trying to buy anything to use to mount a weather station is very difficult in my area.
I am going to go into detail to show you what I have experienced.
Finding the weather station mounting pieces in my location has not worked for me.
What I mean is I could not buy them locally near my home.
My success has been shopping on Amazon.
Follow me as I walk you through three local store walk-throughs.
Lowe's My Local Large Box Hardware Choice
I shopped at this location 11 miles from where I live. After walking the store, aisle after aisle, what I found is that they didn't carry any hardware that I could use to mount a television antenna to a location, whether it be a roof and side mount on an eave or whatever.
No section in the store had anything to offer me for mounting a weather station.
In fact, upon asking an employee I kind of received a half-baked answer.
Boiled down to "no clue" Why Are You Asking Me This, Is This a Thing Today, In 2022?"
No one installs a TV antenna anymore? Do they? So I was shown where a galvanized pipe was located.
This happened, I am sure because I said you know maybe a galvanized pipe and a bracket to fasten to a roof, a ground mount stand, whatever. So no luck here.
Only some galvanized pipes to choose from.
Next Up Was My Closest Home Depot
So I got into my auto and traveled 5 miles to my closet Home Depot. Another large box store hardware entry. No luck here either.
I got directed this time to the roofing area. I believe the clerk this time actually did a better job listening to me, and even though he was struggling to understand what I wanted, he did think it through and directed me to the roofing area.
So what did I find here, some interesting things for my roof, some ideas, but nothing practical, that had anything to do with, mounting a weather station.
How About Ace Hardware And What They Offer
I guess after my visits to Lowe's and then Home Depot, I would probably get the same thing from my local Ace Hardware Store.
Well, I found out the bottom line, was yes the same thing.
But there was one large exception. I found the customer service at Ace to be outstanding compared to what I experienced at Lowe's and Home Depot.
How about your experiences? Have you found large box stores lack customer service?
Let me know what your experiences have been?
So yes as I referred earlier same last end result. They didn't have anything, I desired or needed as my weather station mounting pieces.
Can A Local Hardware Store Chain Be Your Answer?
My job was to shop any local hardware stores looking for the pieces I needed to find. But this was a difficult chore.
My local Ace Hardware Store, while stocked full of wonderful items, It didn't have what I was looking for.
Leaving me with Amazon being my only source of the pieces I needed for mounting the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station.
So my local search moved on. Where did I go next?
My local search for mounting pieces for my wireless personal weather station took me to the three stores I have just talked about.
Other choices? I really don't have other choices near me.
So I was kind of stuck with Amazon being my answer.
The star of this show is the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station. You may go to my review of the AcuRite Iris
or you may be interested in checking out my previous post, Watch As I Unbox The AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 Weather Station
You can see why I am excited about getting this set up. I will be mounting the AcuRite Iris in my son's yard.
Watch my videos from the mounting on my YouTube Channel George Loves Weather.
What I Have Purchased For My Weather Station Mounting Pieces
So quite a bit of research went into finding what would work for mounting the AcuRite Iris 5-In-1 weather station.
I decided to mount it on a tree stump, in an area of a yard. It will require a bracket to be screwed into the tree stump.
Then a pole either threaded into the bracket on set on the bracket holder and tightened so as not to move.
I can see the biggest problem with the mounting process to stabilizing the weather station against any wind. Higher speed winds especially need to be accounted for.
So I settled on these two pieces. I purchased them from Amazon as you can see.
I had looked at these other poles and support pieces before I had decided on the ones that I am going to use when mounting this weather station at my son's home.
- Galvanized Steel
- 5 Foot Long
- Heavy-Duty 18 Gauge
- Outside Diameter: 1.25" inches
- Swedged End Allows for Stacking Multiple Masts on...
- Street light pole,This solid steel mounting arm...
- This solar Pole Mounting Bracket is suitable for...
- Widely Used Poles,The Extension Mounting Arm is...
- If you buy Other styles of solar street lights...
- HSYFUNA pole lights fixture and accessories parts...
So I will be using these two main components in the mounting.
I see that one of the pieces the Steel Pole for Solare Street Lights actually wasn't exactly what I thought it was.
The pictures in the description show it appearing perpendicular. That is what I wanted to buy.
Often the descriptions in Amazon are wanting for a more accurate description and more pictures.
Be Aware of this when shopping for weather station mounting pieces.
However once the piece arrived it has a slight angle to it. So some DIY adaptations will be needed at the time of mounting.
If you watch the mounting videos for the AcuRite Iris you will see what I mean.
Anyway we made it work for us. Below are some other suggested pieces that may work for you.
George is a big fan of the weather. He has enjoyed for years observing all types of weather in several places he has lived. He shares his love by doing reviews of personal weather stations and discussing several key elements that are related to using weather stations.