Tempest arriving today, a day earlier than USPS originally said!
I’m in South Florida, Deerfield Beach to be precise. My question is where and how to mount the Tempest and when, if ever, should it be removed and brought inside.
Obviously, in the case of a tropical storm or hurricane where we didn’t have to evacuate, it would be nice to get real time updates of what’s happening outside, particularly if the shutters are up and we can’t see much. And if we do have to evacuate, it would be nice to be able to see what the conditions are at home.
But I don’t want the thing to blow away. Is there a point where the conditions (or anticipated conditions) warrant removing the Tempest and bringing it inside to prevent damage? To what wind speed has the device been tested to withstand, in particular, the mounting point? I imagine that mounting it on a pvc post wouldn’t provide the stability a metal post would. But even with a metal post, at some point it’s going to vibrate in high winds and the stress on the mount might cause it to fail.
I could mount the thing on top of a pole somewhere in my yard, but I think a 10’ or more pole would vibrate too much in high wind conditions. I’m thinking about mounting a smaller pole attached to the fascia board. Any guidance would be appreciated.