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Anemometer

Post by rjd1000 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:49 pm

have extended my anemometer pole to 26ft from 21ft

only a few feet off the official met office sites now.

will be interesting to see the readings

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Re: Anemometer

Post by Paul C » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:22 pm

Good stuff - have you a photo to see what it looks like

cheers

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Re: Anemometer

Post by rjd1000 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:05 pm

Paul C wrote:Good stuff - have you a photo to see what it looks like

cheers
will try grab one some time.

Does anyone know if technically you should have planning permission for an anemometer on a pole?

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Re: Anemometer

Post by Paul C » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:04 pm

rjd1000 wrote:
Paul C wrote:Good stuff - have you a photo to see what it looks like

cheers
will try grab one some time.

Does anyone know if technically you should have planning permission for an anemometer on a pole?
I think anything over 3m needs permission, but thats for radio antennas etc. However I have read that unless a neighbours objects councils dont go around enforcing it. I think one of the main reasons is for safety, so it doesnt come crashing down. ( dont quote me on any of this , just picked up a few things on the www a while ago)

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Re: Anemometer

Post by Paul C » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:44 pm

I have increased mine by approx 5 feet, making it about 12-13feet

Its a washing pole in concrete and then a TV pole bolted on. It was wobbling a bit today ( gusting 40mph) but looks solid enough. Just wondered if anyone else had problems with it wobbling or should I say oscillating ? thanks

Image2016-09-26 14.50.18 by Paul Crabtree

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Re: Anemometer

Post by rjd1000 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:38 pm

Paul i found 12ft was around the point that any more than that and it started to wobble / wasn't straight.

if it is straight and fairly sturdy then it will be fine, a bit of wobbling isnt bad anyway i think.

15ft+ and you need guying wires

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Re: Anemometer

Post by Paul C » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:08 am

I better measure correctly !! and sort something out

Thanks

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