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Offline Jim_S

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Acurite 5 in 1, Costco version
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:14:42 PM »
My first PWS was a wired one from Radio Shack, remnants of which still decorate the house in a few places. I always enjoyed it but it eventually stopped working and I never replaced it. Then, years later, I walked in to Costco and saw the Acurite system on sale for $60. Pretty hard to pass up. The installation was a lot easier than RS and the color display much better. I liked it so much that the next year I bought another one to have a second display for the basement and a spare 5 in 1 for parts which (knock on wood) hasn't been necessary yet.

My yard has several trees and no perfect location. I did the best I could. I'm using a 10' 3/4" EMT mast mounted to the frame of the deck's awning which is steel pipe and very rigid. I may try to get it a little higher this summer.

The general setup:

A closer look. (the trees that appear to be "right there" are actually about 30' away)

The main upstairs display mounted on the wall:

Offline saberonyx

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Re: Acurite 5 in 1, Costco version
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 06:57:21 PM »
Nice setup, I followed a similar path growing up with just some thermometers, a few barometers, then got my first “station” (bloomsky) and now added the ambient ws-2902a. I mounted temporarily to the deck with an 8 ' steel pole and now moved it to the roof in front of my bloomsky camera. The main thing I noticed moving it to the roof is I get really good close to True wind readings it's actually ends up about five feet above the roofline.

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