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Offline karlzemlin

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My new Atlas install
« on: February 03, 2019, 11:14:02 AM »
I had a 5-in-1 since January of '16 that worked well for me.  It was on a PVC pole mounted at the peak of my garage.  I used heavy monofilament fishing line for guy lines since the PVC was so whippy.

This winter one of the guy lines broke and before I had a chance to repair it a cold, windy day broke the pole.  The sensor was destroyed.

I was going to just buy a new 5-in-1 sensor, but when I saw the Atlas had the option to remote the windy bits I decided to upgrade.  I took the opportunity to make a major upgrade on my mount arrangement too.  I'm a mechanical engineer and I have a 3D printer.  I used the printer to make some parts to add support and adjustment to my cantilevered mount to the house.  I used 1-1/2" and 1" aluminum tubing for the tower.  The guy lines are fine stainless steel cable (fishing leader material).  I used the 3D printer to make the parts I needed at all the tubing transitions.  The wire from the remote runs down the tube and then back up to the sensor.  I have a PVC union in the pole so I can get the sensor down for service/cleaning when needed.

The 5-in-1 met its demise on 1/14.  Got the Atlas up and running today.
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KINCARME30

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Offline daman

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Re: My new Atlas install
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 01:25:57 PM »
Very nice, the pole don't look level tho?
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Offline karlzemlin

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Re: My new Atlas install
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 02:35:18 PM »
Very nice, the pole don't look level tho?
You must have missed where I said I'm a mechanical engineer.  The pole is quite plumb, thank you very much   :-P  Blame the photographer for not holding the camera straight while standing on the roof.

btw - how do you get the wunderground stamp to show up in the signature.  I tried dropping the code straight from the widget page and that didn't work.

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Re: My new Atlas install
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 04:31:06 PM »

btw - how do you get the wunderground stamp to show up in the signature.  I tried dropping the code straight from the widget page and that didn't work.

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Offline karlzemlin

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Re: My new Atlas install
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 04:41:06 PM »
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Offline daman

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Re: My new Atlas install
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 09:26:20 AM »
Very nice, the pole don't look level tho?
You must have missed where I said I'm a mechanical engineer.  The pole is quite plumb, thank you very much   :-P  Blame the photographer for not holding the camera straight while standing on the roof.

btw - how do you get the wunderground stamp to show up in the signature.  I tried dropping the code straight from the widget page and that didn't work.
I'm quite aware of your occupation you made sure people were aware of it, even the smartest people make mistakes  ;). Anyway nice install.
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