Mounting my 5in1 higher up

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Hi, I've mounted my 5in1 using the supplied bracket to the top end of my house's roof gable rake. It sits a few inches above the roof and because of South orientation, it extends away from the roof itself. Still, I'm afraid that during Summer months, the roof temperature will affect the temperature reading so I'm thinking of raising it using a 4' 3/4" pipe inserted into that supplied bracket.

My question is, is the provided plastic bracket (11180-5N1MB) strong enough to support sheer forces applied by a 5in1 that extends 4' high from it? Is there a chance that strong winds will end up breaking the bracket and send my unit crashing two floors down to the ground?

Thanks
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Roger Smith

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A 3/4" piece of galvanized pipe will fit directly into the weather stations body. You don't need that plastic bracket which is too flimsy anyway. You will just have to drill two small holes into the galvy to accommodate screws so the weather station wont swing in a cross wind.
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Gagnon, With all due respect to Mr. Smith, You CAN use the provided roof bracket to mount the 5i-in-1 sensor to a 3/4" pipe by using A # 8 X1"self drilling/self tapping sheet metal crew in the location where the "gap in the bracket is narrowest;
Doon't get crazy when using thes screws; Tighten by hand, to prevent stripping the plastic threads mounted my unit this way, and used 2 similar(#8) 3/4"crews in the 2 holes on the sensor unit, (to keep  the sensor from moving off of the desired N/S orientation.. I also recommend utilizing a
plastic thread" protector(usually available for free,     where (yo(u buy your pipe)  to prevent galling the inside of the bracket., Once you've finished with this step, your 5-in-1 cis ready for mounting to your vertical mast  Before you do that, I will recommend as follows:Use a 4/4"Pipe UNION to join the desired "extension which will also give you one last chance to adjust your N/S positioning from your ladder. My station is mounted in this fashion; and has not moved in 3-4 months, and withstood 30+ MPH Winds from the side directions . (I am now standing at:14' above ground, and my next change will add 14 more feet, (Total will be 28' minimum. Please feel free to ask any questions I will try to monitor this conversation. Rick
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This is a photoshop of what I'm trying to do. So you're saying the provided roof bracket is strong enough to accommodate an extension? What length is the extension you used? Is it made of metal or plastic?

Thanks.
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Gagnon, I just  figured out your mounting question; I must recommend you NOT t to mount your sensor in the method you described. The rounded part of the "bracket" should be inserted into the 5-in-one sensor, directly under the wind speed 'cups with the squared mounting portion at the bottom;{ this is where the 3/4
" pipe will fit best}, and can be tightened with the #8 screws I mentioned elsewhere in this conversation}  (Your image above  shows the sensor mounted at the opposite end,( where the battery compartment is). There is no way you could mount the sensor in the method shown, BY  your image.  The black item you show as being attached to the roof gable, Doesn't look like anything I can identify, but it definitely is not part of the Weather station package as provided with the manufacturer. I hope this clarifies your question.   I'm sorry for any delay on this. Rick Baker
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Four in pipe will work, but drill a hole into the pipe and use a screw to secure the weather station.
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Thanks for the responses but I might have explained myself incorrectly. The mast would be between the sensor and the bracket. The bracket would still be attached to the roof's gable hence why I'm asking if it can sustain the sheer stress of the mast and sensor.

KevinS, what do you mean by "Four in pipe will work"? I'm afraid I don't understand.
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I have 2 of the 5in1 sensors.  One is mounted like Roger suggests above. the other is side mounted l think you are talking about on a 10 foot aluminum tv mast pipe mounted to the corner of the roof
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Your best bet is to use a floor flange for the 3/4" pipe and mount it on the side of the gable.  Get a small extension pipe to get past any gable overhang and the shingles. Put a 90 degrees elbow between the small extension and your main pipe.  Tighten all well, especially at the floor flange.  Mount the floor flange on the side of the gable.
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This is what I have with the sensor sitting about 5 feet above the roof. Its been up for about 4 years and is rock steady with easy installation etc.
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I used a cast Aluminum flag pole bracket and a 4 ft. Piece of PVC 3/4 conduit. The conduit fits the 5 in 1 sensor and the bracket. Has withstood a 100 Kilometer gust no problem.
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Thanks, I'll look at my local hardware store, Unfortunately though, flag poles are not as common in Canada than in the US so I might have to look around or order online.,
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I would go to the hardware store and just get 3/4 galvinized steel a 90 degree bend and a flange. Its all very simple to put together.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/plumbing/pipe-and-fittings/galvanized...
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Use a TV mast bracket set. It also works with other round objects, but the swaged end of common TV masts fits inside the 5 in 1 bracket (you still use the bracket.
Tip: I aligned the flat to line up with the house side, with the sensor pointed correctly. easy-peasy to see and set the mast rotation