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Offline Glenn

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5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:17:51 AM »
I picked up a 5 in 1 Pro from woot.com yesterday; great deal, couldn't pass it up.

What size pole do I need to mount it? I'm going to use a wall mount antenna bracket and a metal pole to mount the unit to a shed. I found the manual online and it stated 3/4" pole. I take it that's the outside diameter?

Offline Chief_10Beers

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 07:49:57 PM »
Yes, 3/4in OD. My 5-in-1 is mounted on 3/4in Galvanized Steel


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Offline Glenn

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 08:12:55 AM »
Thank you! Just saw the pics of your setup. Looks like I'll be good to go with the 3/4" pipe. I'll post pics once I have it all setup. Hopefully this weekend.

Offline rct

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 10:58:16 AM »
FYI - 3/4" schedule 40 PVC seems to fit perfectly inside the 5-n-1.    You won't be able to use the supplied bracket of course, you'll need a standoff brackets or some other way to mount the pipe.

Also just as a point of reference that I tested when I had things apart, the supplied acurite bracket is a little too thick to fit inside of 1" schedule 40 pvc.

Hope this helps.

Offline Glenn

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 01:02:06 PM »
Great tip on the PVC! Any concerns over the flex if using a section 3'-4' long?

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2017, 01:38:32 PM »
PVC certainly won't be as stiff as steel.  If you were using 10'+, I would be a lot more concerned -- you'd possibly get some false tips of the rain gauge in strong winds.

Offline Chief_10Beers

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2017, 04:37:45 PM »
Great tip on the PVC! Any concerns over the flex if using a section 3'-4' long?

3 to 4' Long PVC, you should be ok.


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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 08:07:02 AM »
Thank you both! I appreciate the guidance.

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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2017, 06:01:27 AM »
I ended up with a 1" outside diameter galvanized pipe. It wasn't as snug as the 1" pvc, but the mounting screws snugged it up just fine. 




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Re: 5 in 1 Pro- Mounting Pole size info needed
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 04:01:04 PM »
I have my 5in1 mounted on a 6ft section of schedule 80 PVC to clear roof for better wind speeds. If you have a box store you can get a length of the gray elect. Sch.80 elect. conduit Its a lot thicker wall then sch 40 double actually and much firmer but 3/4 gal is better you can buy that in lengths also black will do if you paint it so it wont rust.