Some Examples of Attaching a Weather Station Mast to Structures

Some of these attachement obviously work better than others. We had no input into these other than suggesting a location. Generally we tried to pick sites that would be reasonably safe to work on (for us) plus had reasonable exposure to the weather.

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This is how we suggested sites to the maintenance people. This one was attached with C-clamps or brackets.

This is not ideal, and this district used smaller diameter pipe than we recommended.

In the end this site is too difficult to access.

U-bolts in a track.

This is a common method. These tracks and clamps are used by conduit installers I believe. Seems a flexible method.

Here's a larger diameter pipe used as a supporting collar with bolts welded on to attach to diagonal braces.

A square plate on a rod perpendicular to the pipe was welded on to the base here to allow the pipe to stand vertically in spite of the overhanging roof.

Angled base plaet, collar, braces of two different kinds. Very creative and secure here. There's a ten metre mast for an "official" weather station just behind the camera. It's anchored with a big square grid of pipes weighted with cement blocks and just sits on the roof.

A hook. The lower part of the pipe is fasten to the wall with a clamp.

This and the one below aren't the best. It's best to have widely separated anchors.

The setup at George Jay Elementary.

The mast at Airport Elementary in SD71.