While anxiously anticipating the arrival of my WeatherFlow station, I’ve been plotting out my installation. I’m not much of a home handyman, so I could use some advice on installing the Sky on my rooftop.
First off, the mounting bracket: I’ll likely attach a 1" galvanized pole (10’) to the fascia boards on the eaves of my house using something like this mount: https://tinyurl.com/y6w6rkrd
I’m just not certain this will work without modifying the 1" pole to fit. Can anybody recommend a mount that will work with a 1" pole, as suggested by WeatherFlow?
Secondly, grounding: My install will likely be at the opposite end of my home from our electrical panel, so it’d be difficult to run a grounding wire all that distance. I asked a satellite dish installer about this, and he suggested running the grounding wire to an outdoor lighting fixture, and connecting to the ground wire there. This would certainly be more convenient, but does this sound like an acceptable solution?
I’ve also heard reports of folks using PVC pipe and filling it with sand for stability. Some say this removes the need for grounding. Thunderstorms are rare in these parts, but they do occur. Does this sound like a decent solution?
Thanks in advance.