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Offline offroadjosh

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tripod help please
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:51:51 PM »
i want to move my anemometer to the roof of my house(when i get the transmitter kit this summer) how would i go about mounting  a tripod up there with out making holes in the roof?



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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 02:26:50 PM »
What kind of roof?  Or use a mount on the gable.  Those sat tv mounts work well.
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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 03:20:10 PM »
umm composite roof(Shingles...) and there is nothing high enough to mount it to



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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 03:23:32 PM »
Sorry - you will have to lag bolt it through the shingles.
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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 08:38:23 PM »
predrill your holes and use mastic before you bolt and after

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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 09:17:16 PM »
Also, try to screw the lags into the roof rafters or trusses. Just screwing into the roof sheathing will make a weak installation which could get blown over leaving big holes, damaged equipment and damaged shingles where it hits.

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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 11:13:37 PM »
that is the one problems with the tripod's, the feet dont line up very well with rafters.  I think I was able to get the single side into one, and maybe one from the double side... but the footprint is does not line up with standard width trusses...

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Also, try to screw the lags into the roof rafters or trusses. Just screwing into the roof sheathing will make a weak installation which could get blown over leaving big holes, damaged equipment and damaged shingles where it hits.

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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 11:20:17 PM »
One really needs to build a quadpod.  :)
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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2009, 11:25:57 PM »
 Well this dumb old indian uses a doubler  when i am fasten  something to my roof. using 2 x 6 or 2 x 8 and  run it  between your rafter. This will spread out the  load and you can nail it to the rafters on each side to  also  add to strengthing your installation.   Mastic above  40 year sealant underneath and in the bolt hole and you will not have any leakage.



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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 12:27:53 AM »
maybe i will look into another way of mounting...


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Re: tripod help please
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 05:45:33 PM »
Thanks for the advice John

knowing the extremes you live in I will heed your advice
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