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Old 02-19-2009, 11:06 PM   #21
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Re: Creating more problems / installing weather instruments


Taking pix is my job ( at least until Canwest / Global declares bankruptcy ).

Anyway, looking at the pic, I figure I should have got the instruments with the stainless steel bezel to better match the hardware.

You can see these at www.leevalley.com

I got my TV mount there too ( $60 ). It weighs a bit....

Lee Valley Tools is a great resource and the on-line catalog is better than Playboy as a diversion. Useless in the outhouse though, however they will send you a hard copy upon request.

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Old 02-20-2009, 12:21 AM   #22
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Thanks Glenn

I used to live in Cloverdale, and made frequent trips to Lee Valley,
my only saving grace was my wife liked their gardening section...
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Old 02-22-2009, 03:29 PM   #23
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I'm still pondering. Pic shows where I would really like to mount the instruments. Placing them in the cupboard door subjects them to being jarred. I'd glue a piece of common 1x4 inside the cupboard and then drill through the face and backing board.

Alternative is to mount them in a piece of oak 1 x 4 and mount that piece above the cupboard door ( see previous pix ).

On the counter is the Sirius satellite radio in the Executive Dock. I comes with a wall mount as well as the stand.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #24
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Re: Creating more problems / installing weather instruments

The placement looks good. Have you thought of mounting them on a board, then hanging the board in that location on a reinforced hook, like a picture? That way, it could be wrapped up, and cushioned while traveling. (Like whatever you do to protect the radio). Or does that idea just make it one more thing to set up after arrival?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:38 PM   #25
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I've got a piece of 1 x 4 red oak ( two feet long for $9 ). Might make sense to drill that and hang them on that from the cupboard above the wardrobe.
Drilling into the cupboard, as I would have to do here, scares the heck out of me. Make a mistake and it's a big mistake, but I like the look.

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Re: Creating more problems / installing weather instruments

Hi:gbaglo... What happens if you mount them to the board then mount the board to the screen door frame over the door...as an extension of the oak cupboards in the white space
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:09 PM   #27
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What about just getting a piece of metal (1/8 in thick by 1' wide with holes in it..they have them at every hardware store ) drill 3 holes in the cabinet mount the unit(s) with small nut & bolt to the metal backing inside the cabinet. The metal strap should add strength to the whole thing..
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These are held in place by friction. They have a plastic, ribbed ring around them. That's why I would need a piece of backing board because the cabinet material is too thin to adequately hold them. The instructions call for using a forstner type saw bit in a drill press, which I obviously can't do. Drilling into the cabinet really scares me. Slightest mistake and you've got to take the whole cabinet apart or do a cover-up. Given the tools I have and my skills, I figure I can screw up anything.

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Re: Creating more problems / installing weather instruments

Another idea! Since the cupboard door is real wood, would velcro with adhesive on the wood side and the back side of each piece if virtually covering the back surfaces (and concomitant area on the wood) be sufficient to mount them (at least when not traveling)? Then they can be wrapped and tucked away in the cupboard when not in use. That way, at least if it didn't work out, you have no holes, and no "paper" removal; just perhaps a bit of Minwax touch-up if the varnish or finish comes off.
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My buddy Keath came over this afternoon and we explored the alternatives.

I've settled on mounting the instruments in a piece of 1x4 oak. The board will be 9 1/4 inches wide, which is the minimum to fit the guages. I can then mount it with double sided tape just about anywhere I choose. I'll probably mount it as shown in the last pic, but I could mount it on the wall covering too. Heck, it could go vertical.

To keep the mistakes down to a manageable level, my daughter's boy friend is cutting the board to size and will router the edges. Then, I'll take it to a wood-working shop and he will drill the holes.

After that, the project is entirely in my hands....

I have experience with Mac-Tac going back more than 30 years, so I think I can handle this.

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