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  • Location: Roade
  • Location: Roade

    Hello,

    I've just bought a Watson W-8686 to replace an old Maplin Weather station which has started to fail. The mounting pole I was using for the Maplin isn't substantial enough for the Watson as the mounting brackets supplied with it appear to be for a 2" (or 50mm) mounting pole and the Maplin one is much thinnner. I've had a look through other posts on this board and it looks like there are a few people with the W-8686 so I am wondering what anyone else has used for mounting it. I am not planning to attach it to the house as I want it to be reasonably accessible so a pole which could be attached to a post would be ideal. Any suggestions welcome.

    Thanks,

    David

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  • Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK

    Most folks tend to use TV aerial mounts.

    You can buy low cost aluminium aerial poles for various configurations from Amazon UK

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  • Location: West Sussex, UK
  • Location: West Sussex, UK

    here is a guide i used

    https://www.weather.gov/media/epz/mesonet/CWOP-Siting.pdf

    BUT i had trouble meeting the height with the pole i had , as it was to small really

    I then looked into using OLD scaffold poles, but the cost was very high for delivery and thought about a pole sold by screwfix 

    In the end I compromised. Not ideal, BUT i'm happy with the results

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  • Location: Roade
  • Location: Roade

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've got a temporary solution with the weather station at a height of about 2.5m (at the bottom of the garden so well away from the house) but I'll have a look at the siting guide for ideas abut a better solution.

    Regards,

    David

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