Ambient Weather EZ-48 Weather Station Tripod and Mast Assembly

$67.29

  • Perfect for mounting weather stations. This universal mounting tripod fits all weather stations and is preferred over the Davis Instruments 7716 due to better materials and design.
  • The EZ-48-3AB-125-35 Tripod assembly is constructed of 18 gauge 1008-10 steel tubing, galvanized using the Flo-Coat (zinc-chromate-polymer) process for excellent corrosion protection.
  • Ungalvanized leg braces, mast collars, & connecting components are gold irridited for corrosion protection.
  • Mast collars feature a captive "stop-nut" design, to eliminate lock nut spin when tightened; and a mast supporting cup for additional stability. The tripod base is 33" (85.8 cm).
  • Installed Tripod Height: Supplied with one mast for an assembly height of 53" inches (150.8 cm). Add 35" mast extensions to increase the height 31" per extension (ASIN B003EAU52Q). Add ground stakes (ASIN B004M4IO8K) for ground installation. Add Tar Pad kit (ASIN B003EB3C4S) for rooftop installations.

Brands:

Ambient Weather

Product Code:

B003EB39GO

Availability:

In Stock
Size:1.25" diameter

Perfect for mounting weather stations. This universal mounting tripod fits all weather stations and is preferred over the Davis Instruments 7716 due to better materials and design.

The EZ-48-3AB-125-35 Tripod assembly is constructed of 18 gauge 1008-10 steel tubing, galvanized using the Flo-Coat (zinc-chromate-polymer) process for excellent corrosion protection.

Ungalvanized leg braces, mast collars, & connecting components are gold irridited for corrosion protection.

Mast collars feature a captive "stop-nut" design, to eliminate lock nut spin when tightened; and a mast supporting cup for additional stability. The tripod base is 33" (85.8 cm).

Tripod height 33 inches (85.8 cm). Supplied with one mast for an assembly height of 53" inches (150.8 cm), and an adjustment range of 41 to 58 inches (106.6 to 150.8 cm).

Add up to two mast extensions (see below, EZ-125-35M) to extend the height of 31" per mast extension.

Add the optional stake kit (see below, EZ-245-SK) for moderate wind ground installation.

Add the optional tar pads (see below, EZ-46-3) for roof-top installations.

Add the optional guy wire kit (see below, EZ-GWA) for configurations with two extension poles, or for locations that experience sustained periods of high wind.


Product information Size:1.25" diameter Product Dimensions 6 x 6 x 36 inches Item Weight 10.58 pounds Manufacturer Ambient Weather ASIN B003EB39GO Item model number EZ-48-3AB-125-35

Great tripod - using 1 mast extension + 24 inch stakes.

Setup was easy - amazingly I didn't run into roots and rocks when I drove the stakes into the ground. Installed on relatively flat ground so leveling and plumbing was pretty easy.

Now the downside, which is why I'm only giving it 4 stars at this time. The Acurite 5 In 1 weather station does not fit. I was a little aggravated at this, only because of the minor inconvenience of having to fix it. Don't send the product back if you have the basic tools and skills to implement the fix. I'm quite happy with the sturdy and solid mount.

Here's what I did:

1. Went to Home Depot and purchased a 3/4" x 18" galvanized pipe. 3/4" is the exact size (OD) that will fit into my Acurite 5 In 1 Sensor. That pipe will fit inside the Ambient fitting ( I have the tripod with a single extension ), but needs to be secured.

2. Inserted 6" of the new pipe inside the Ambient fixture. Drilled 2 holes ( 5 / 32" ) through both pipes. Used 1" self tapping screws to secure the pipes together. There will be a little play, so it is important that you make sure the galvanized pipe is plumb before you drill the 2nd hole and drive the screw. Used vise-grips to hold the pipes in place, so the Ambient fitting was squeezed in a little - this is good. Drilled 1/8 pilot holes and then went up to 5/32.

3. Added some weather proof / silicon seal to close the gap between the pipes. Keeps water out and adds cosmetics if you're close enough to look at the joint.

4. Mounted the sensor onto the galvanized pipe with 2 more self-tapping screws. (Skip those screws that came with the Acurite mounting hardware). Very secure mounting! Gained an extra foot with the pipe - weather station is 8' above ground and very stable.

Hope this helps!

This product appears to meet ones need until one tries to tighten the bolts that hold the mail mast in place. Following instructions I attempted to screw in the 3/8" (or 5/16") cap bolts. They were exceedingly difficult to rotate. in the process, one of the bolts broke. next, I decided to unscrew all of them and apply WD-40 which helped to screw in the bottom bolts; after i replaced the one that broke. Furthermore, the extensions sold as options (female end) were not large enough. When extensions are necessary I would prefer not a compression fit (which can be exceedingly hard to disengage) but rather a bolt thru arrangement to hold the extensions together.

My Ambient Weather WS-0900-IP has been on this tripod for just over a year now and everything is just as tight and sturdy as the day I put it up.
The station and tripod have been through winds over 60 mph without issue!
Well worth the cost!

Well made, sturdy and it is as described.

EASY TO SET UP ROCK SOLID CONSTRUCTION

works good

Easy to install and very well built.

Just the thing I needed to mount my weather station. The sturdy unit arrived on time and is as described. The price was a little higher than I feel is necessary.