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Title: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: dac5039 on September 20, 2021, 03:49:33 PM
Apologies if this isn't the correct subthread/site for this question

Hi,

I live in a suburban neighborhood filled with trees. A few 50-60 ft trees surround my house. I want to mount my WS-2000 such that it is above these obstructions, because there is no place on my property that would be far enough away to not be impacted by the trees. I think I need about 25' to get above the trees from my rooftop. Is that possible/practical? If so, what material should I use for the mast, and would I need to guy the mast? Would it be better to simply put a very long pole in the ground next to my house?

Thanks for your input.

David
Title: Re: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: alanb on September 20, 2021, 04:04:26 PM
I don't think it would be practical. You need to change batteries and clean the rain gauge periodically. You might want to consider a model that has a separate anemometer that you can mount on the high pole, then keep the other sensors on a lower pole that has easier access.
Title: Re: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: vreihen on September 20, 2021, 04:16:34 PM
My self-invented rule of thumb is that guy wires are needed if you are going up more than 20 feet...or 15 feet in areas that regularly see 35+ MPH winds.

I don't know the rule of thumb for ROHN 25G tower sections, but that would set you back a whole lot more than the weather station hardware.....
Title: Re: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: Snowda on September 28, 2021, 03:45:35 PM
My self-invented rule of thumb is that guy wires are needed if you are going up more than 20 feet...or 15 feet in areas that regularly see 35+ MPH winds.
For what size/type of pole?
Title: Re: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: vreihen on September 28, 2021, 04:11:37 PM
My go-to these days is the best-kept secret in 1-3/8" PWS masts:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-3-8-in-Dia-x-10-ft-6-in-L-17-Gauge-Galvanized-Metal-Top-Rail-Chain-Link-Fence-Post-328913DPTEB/312373065 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-3-8-in-Dia-x-10-ft-6-in-L-17-Gauge-Galvanized-Metal-Top-Rail-Chain-Link-Fence-Post-328913DPTEB/312373065)
Title: Re: 25' Pole from Roof?
Post by: Snowda on September 28, 2021, 06:08:34 PM
Thanks. Me thinks that would definitely need guy wires :-)  Looks like they're stackable?

Wires aren't an option for me so I'm debating a 10ga telescoping flag pole vs a 20' bit of T6 pipe or tube (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=42578.0).