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#289568 13-Sep-2021 14:25
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I have a weather station that is intended to be mounted as high as possible. It is the type with everything on in one unit with a rod out the bottom and a plastic mount. 

 

I want to fix it to the edge of our roof. Ours is a recently built house and the steel roof has what seems to be thin steel wrapping over the edge. I expect that there is some wood behind it.

 

 

Anyway, I don't want to cause any leaks, and wonder what the best way of fixing the weather station is?

 

 

 


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  #2777697 13-Sep-2021 16:39
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I would get a length of H3.2 2x4, bolt it to the fence visible at the back of the photo, and bolt the weather station to the top of that. No worries about puncturing the weathertight membrane of the house, and you're not putting it on top of a heat island and wind deflector.

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  #2777698 13-Sep-2021 16:41
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Bunnings (and other places) has a pole for mounting satellite dishes. Google "bunnings satellite dish pole". You can screw or bolt the flange to the bargeboard. Use a couple of U-bolts to attach the weatherstation pole to the main pole.

 

 


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  #2777702 13-Sep-2021 16:49
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Get some u bolts and mount it to the TV antenna Pole, you might just need to make the holes slightly bigger on the existing mount

 

 




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  #2777727 13-Sep-2021 17:18
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Ours is a recently built house and the steel roof has what seems to be thin steel wrapping over the edge. I expect that there is some wood behind it.

 

There will not be any timber behind the thin steel wrapping over the edge. It will be clipped on.


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  #2777835 13-Sep-2021 20:32
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Could you fix some rare earth magnets to the base and magnet it to the barge board? If strong enough it probably wouldn’t move.
Or do you have a TV aerial on your roof?The base of these usually cost me with fittings to attach to a pole.

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  #2777865 13-Sep-2021 22:59
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My Davis vantage weather station came with "U" shaped bolts so you could attach it to a pole.

Try to have it as high as possible to reduce effects of house sheltering the sensor from the wind and rain collector from rain. If too close to roof you may get radiated heat from roof steel.

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  #2778027 14-Sep-2021 09:10
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good example of mounting to your roof in the weather station thread https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=73&topicid=273384&page_no=15#2770101

 

 

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  #2778111 14-Sep-2021 10:03
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OP here, have decided to go with mounting it off the fence for the moment. It will be difficult to get the height but at least it will be away from the heat of the roof. 

 

 

 

Now I just need to finish getting the 433 mhz proprietary info into Home Assistant. Looks like rf_433 and a cheap rtl_sdr stick should do the trick.

 

 

 

Thanks everyone. 


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  #2778130 14-Sep-2021 10:43
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If fixing to a tall pole, hinge the bottom of the pole (a bolt through it to the fence rail will do) so that you can get the weather station down for maintenance.

 

 


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  #2779115 16-Sep-2021 08:28
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Good idea. Will need to clean etc every now and then I am sure.

Will post follow up once in place.

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