So What Do You Need To Know About Weather Station Poles
A weather station is a great way to monitor the weather at your home.
It will be set up by using a pole. This is all about giving you some useful weather station pole ideas.
Weather stations are a great way to monitor the climate and environment of a certain location.
Your weather station will need to be placed in a "Best Spot" to get the best use of it.
This can be accomplished by using a weather station mounting pole.
I am discussing some great weather station pole ideas in this article.
You can get great results from a weather station if you use it correctly.
It will help you know when it is time to bring in the garden, or if you are about to have a storm coming into your area.
Pick Out The Best Pole To Use From Our Best Weather Station Pole Ideas
Some homeowners don’t know what kind of weather station pole to purchase or how to install it.
In this article, we will list different poles and mounting kits for your consideration.
In the following section, you will find a list of different types of weather station poles that can be used as well as mounting kits for each type.
Some great suggested pole ideas would be, a telescoping pole, a stationary pole, a tripod pole, and fence bracket pole, an AcuRite pole kit, and the Ambient mounting pole kit.
Telescoping Pole Ideas
A telescoping pole is a great option for homeowners who want to measure the weather in their backyard. This type of pole is also easy to install and can be used on any terrain.
The first thing you need to know is that there are two types of weather station poles: telescoping and non-telescoping.
Telescoping poles are easier to install but they have a limited height range. Non-telescoping poles can reach higher heights, but installation is more difficult.
A telescoping weather station pole is a pole that can be adjusted to the height needed by the user. Telescoping means that it can move in and out, or expand.
The telescoping weather station poles are usually made of aluminum, fiberglass, or steel.
Telescoping poles are the most popular type of pole for homeowners because they’re easy to install and can be adjusted to fit any height.
If you live in a rural area, then you might need a non-telescoping pole because it can reach higher heights than a telescopic pole.
You see large trees, a barn or any other type of object present in the rural area will need to be worked around to get the best reception and thus the best weather station results.
The Stationary Pole Is a Great Choice From Our Weather Station Pole Ideas
A stationary pole is a pole that is a set length, and will not be able to extend to lesser or greater lengths.
You would use this pole when you are sure your location is the one you need. You are also sure of the fact that you will not be moving your weather station for any reason.
This is often used for the side of building mounts, and mounts that are attached to a ground mount fixture. Here is an example of a stationary mount pole.
This is the one idea I picked from our list of weather station pole ideas.
I attached my pole to the side of my tool shed. The La Crosse weather station has been operating really well for me for over 3 years now.
Use a Tripod Pole To Mount
Many different owners of personal weather equipment will need to be using a tripod mount. a tripod mount may be attached to the following type of areas.
- A cement poured pad on your property
- An area on your flat roof.
- On the floor of a deck
- An open area in your yard. This could be a grass area.
You see a Tripod mount can be very flexible to use on your property. It is convenient to move around, yet also strong enough to serve as a solid, firm, and steady platform for a weather station.
A Fence Bracket Pole
Many yards have fences around them. many fences that are built today in housing developments are strong and sturdy enough to hold wild animals out of yards.
They are also tall enough to keep out mountain lions, cougars, as well as the more common coyotes, deer, rabbits, etc.
Thus the fences structures are strong and wide enough to attach mounting poles to the top rail of these fences. This would also satisfy the weather station requirements for a height above any ground, or rain or wind influenced changes in the weather station readings.
An AcuRite Pole Mounting Kit
The AcuRite weather station pole is the best option for mounting your personal weather station. The telescoping design allows you to adjust the height of your weather station depending on your needs.
The AcuRite Weather Station Pole is a telescoping pole that adjusts to fit any height for mounting your personal weather station. The pole is made from durable aluminum and has an adjustable screw-in mount at the top to accommodate different types of outdoor conditions.
The AcuRite Weather Station Pole is a telescoping pole that can extend up to 36 inches, and it's the best way to mount your weather station. The AcuRite Weather Station Pole is made of aluminum and has a diameter of 1 inch.
It's easy to install, so you don't have to worry about trying to find someone who knows how to do it for you.
All you need is an electrical outlet nearby for the power adapter. Once installed, the pole will hold up your weather station securely in place.
The Ambient Pole Mounting Kit
I mention and will talk about the Ambient weather station mounting pole kit (kits) because of their flexibility, choices provided, and value in the price presented to the consumer.
I have been selling these for the past few years, and I sell more of these than any other mounts or mount combinations.
I will now cover 2 normal pole kits, and 1 tripod mast kit for you to take a look at.
Ambient Weather EZ-30-12 Stable Gable Mounting Kit with Mast
This mounting system includes three assemblable 14" x 1.25"-diameter masts.
Also Includes two horizontal mounting brackets (12") and a support bracket.
Ambient Weather WeatherMount Weather Station Mount
The WeatherMount allows you to mount your weather station to most any surface.
Whether your decision for mounting would be horizontal, vertical, or attaching to a pitched roof, all can be accomplished here.
Can be used on most professional weather stations.
A small mounting plate footprint (3.75" x 6") allows for easy installation in difficult locations.
It is made of coated galvanized metal tubing.
WeatherMount and mast height is approximately 50"
Please Note the weather station pictured is not included in the mounting kit.
Ambient Weather EZ-48 Weather Station Tripod and Mast Assembly
Here is another choice to choose from, a Tripod mast mounting pole kit.
The EZ-48-3AB-125-35 Tripod assembly is made of 18 gauge 1008-10 steel tubing, galvanized
They used the Flo-Coat (zinc-chromate-polymer) process for excellent corrosion-protection.
The leg braces, the mast collars and all connecting components are gold
are gold irridited for corrosion protection.
Other important Stats you need to know are: the tripod base is 33" (85.8 cm).
Installed Tripod Height: Supplied with one mast for an assembly height of 53" inches (150.8 cm).
You may also purchase ground stakes additionally and you might want to add a Tar Pad for roof installs.
So you see these Ambient products cover all different types of mounting situations. They are very flexible. They are built well and will last a long time in your outdoor elements.
They will do the job for you. I am sure that the only thing I didn't cover in detail was DIY mounting poles that you can use, as many of the pole mounting situations are many times unique.
These may require you coming up with a unique answer by using various other parts.
Mounting ideas usually can be matched up with a mounting fixture/pole kit of some type that you may purchase.
I have covered many ideas and settings which will match up to probably over 80% of you who own your own weather equipment.
You may check out my post titled Tips For Mounting A Personal Weather Station
In this post, I discuss many different things that you need to know and follow.
This is all aimed at giving you the best instructions, knowledge, and guidance to help you get the best readings and results from your personal weather equipment.
Please write me if you have a questions. You may contact me at email@example.com/
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.