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Offline davedye

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Acurite 5-1 and Ambient Weather WS-5000
« on: April 02, 2024, 09:23:53 AM »
Picture of my weather stations

Offline Ahill

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Re: Acurite 5-1 and Ambient Weather WS-5000
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2024, 07:45:31 AM »
Nice. I have a ws5000 and just got a vp2. Trying to figure options how to have both set up together

Offline davedye

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Re: Acurite 5-1 and Ambient Weather WS-5000
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2024, 09:25:32 AM »
Good luck, the galvanized pipe cost almost as much as the weather station.  But, it's easy to work with.  Men and their toys!!!

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Re: Acurite 5-1 and Ambient Weather WS-5000
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2024, 09:42:25 AM »
Yeah i wish i could set it up with galvanized piping like you did but my anemometers are 10 feet above the ridge of my roof and its a bit challenging working up there lol.
Although its nice to just unscrew the pole and take it down if needed.
Is it alot heavier to work with as opposed to a fence rail. I originally got a 21ft long fence rail and cut it down. Anchoring a long pole to stay straight and stable in hurricane winds is the biggest challenge of everything not to mention grounding for lightning.
Always turns into a project lol

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Re: Acurite 5-1 and Ambient Weather WS-5000
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2024, 10:13:30 AM »
Mine sensor is only up about 15' total, and I kept the rain gauge down where I can keep it clean.  That is necessary since my wife has a bluebird house about 20' away and they like to sit and shit in the rain gauge.  Now I have ordered rain spikes.  Happy wife, happy life!!