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Davis Instruments Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall

Davis Instruments  |   Mfr# 7716  |   Item# DO-86403-70

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  • Brackets at the base of each leg tilt to mount on your roof or uneven terrain
  • Galvanized steel construction
Use a mounting tripod for your Davis Vantage Pro2 or Vantage Vue to make installation even easier. Includes two 3-foot (0.92-meter) poles, which may be used separately or together to make a single 5.8-foot (1.77-meter) pole.
Available for sale in the United States and Canada only.

What's Included:
two 3-foot (0.92-meter) poles and mounting hardward
Product Type Tri-pod/base
Brand Davis Instruments
Qty/ea 1
Model 7716
Manufacturer number 7716

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  • Q:

    Can you attach the Davis Mounting Pole to the tripod for additional height?
    Asked on 3/3/2016 by dcswx

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      The stand includes two 3-foot (0.92-meter) poles. Combined pole height creates one 5.8-foot (1.77-meter) pole. The tripod will not handle much more, if any, height then this if additional poles are added.

      Answered on 3/4/2016 by Polo from Technical Support
  • Q:

    After several shaky moments servicing my Vantage Vu on the roof line of my garage (VERY STEEP), I have decided to mount it on the ground using your Mounting Tripod. What is the optimum height above ground for such an installation?
    Asked on 1/19/2016 by Frost Bit from Sutton, VT

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Ideally, mount the ISS so that it is between 5' (1.5 m) and 7' (2.1 m) above the ground in the middle of a gently sloping or flat, regularly mowed grassy or naturally landscaped area that drains well when it rains. You can also mount the ISS on the roof, between 5' (1.5 m)
      and 7' (2.1 m) above the roof surface. For areas with average maximum yearly snow depths over 3' (0.9 m), mount the ISS at least 2' (0.6 m) above this depth.

      Answered on 2/2/2016 by Jose from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Is this tripod made out of aluminum, or will it rust?
    Asked on 7/27/2015 by Kermit from Hawai'i

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      This is made out of steel so it should not rust.

      Answered on 7/28/2015 by Anthony from Technical Support
  • Q:

    I want to mount my weather station on a shed. The shed roof slopes in one direction so there is no ridge line. All the diagrams etc. seem to indicate the tripod being mounted across a the ridge line. Can the legs of the tripod be adjusted to handle my type of installation? Would I be better off using a pole anchored at ground level instead of the tripod?
    Asked on 6/7/2014 by aroundtuit from St. Louis, MO

    2 answers

    • A:

      While this answer is true, it did not address the original question. I ordered this item based on the information above. When put it together, it was obvious it was not going to work. There is no adjust in the tripod legs, or very little. You can adjust the pole as it sits in the tripod to accommodate approximately 2" of elevation change in 4 horizontal feet. That works out to about a 1/24 pitch. In my case, my roof is a 3/12 pitch.

      Answered on 7/3/2014 by aroundtuit from St. Louis, MO
    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Item 86403-70 will facilitate installation on uneven terrain.

      Answered on 6/9/2014 by Dan from Technical Support
  • Q:

    Does the Tripod come with some kind of sealant for sealing the heads of the lag screws. Thanks Dave
    Asked on 6/5/2012 by 1943 from Vincennes, Indiana

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Sealant is not included with this item.

      Answered on 6/6/2012 by Rita from Customer Service
  • Q:

    In Cody, WY we often get wind gusts in the range of 80 mph. Our roof line is approximately perpendicular to the prevailing winds. Do you recommend two of the mounting legs on the upwind side of the roof apex or downwind?
    Asked on 4/11/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Neither mounting option is preferred over the other. The unit will be secure as long as the appropriate mounting practices are followed.

      Answered on 4/11/2012 by Jay from Customer Service
  • Q:

    How do you recommend anchoring the tripod so the wind does not blow the weather station over?
    Asked on 3/31/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Six 1/4" x 2" Lag Screws are supplied for mounting. This secures the unit quite well.

      Answered on 4/2/2012 by Rita from Customer Service
  • Q:

    Can this tripod be secure on the ground -- how is it secured?
    Asked on 3/20/2012 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • A:

      Forget the dumb answer you got from customer support. You can't use lag bolts provided in the ground. You can use landscape spikes (nails) that are 8-12 inches long and they work fine. You can also mount the tripod on pavers or cement blocks by using cement anchors hammer-drilled into the pavers/blocks.

      Answered on 2/4/2015 by Doc. Bubba from Houston, Tx
    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Six 1/4" x 2" Lag Screws are supplied for mounting.

      Answered on 3/22/2012 by Rita from Customer Service
  • Q:

    I want to put my weather station on my awning over my patio; however, the solid hard awning is not flat. Can it be mounted on a pitched roof?
    Asked on 12/11/2011 by Doug from Rio Vista, Ca

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Yes, Item 8640370 will facilitate installtion on uneven terrain.

      Answered on 12/12/2011 by Rita from Customer Service
  • Q:

    Im also from western washington and i do get strong winds to...actually getting strong winds right now and i have the anemometer in the yard and its only getting winds to 10mph....the tripods comes with nails and stuff to hold it onto the roof right?
    Asked on 12/26/2010 by Snowman from Redmond Washington

    1 answer

    • STAFF EXPERT

      A:

      Six 1/4" x 2" Lag Screws are supplied for mounting on to a roof.

      Answered on 12/28/2010 by Chris from Technical Support
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Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall
 
4.8

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Steve

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Retired

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Wireless Weather Station

Comments about Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall:

Great design, easy to install.

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5.0

Works well to mount the Vantage Pro2

By Wheelrunner

from Eatontown

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall:

    Works as advertised.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Male
     
    4.0

    This product works well.

    By Doc

    from Wyoming

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall:

      We already have one of these tripods and have had no problem with the mounting on the roof and the stability of the tripod.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids
       
      5.0

      mounting tripod

      By skinass

      from Preston, Id

      Comments about Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall:

      easy to use

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Novice

      from Rochester, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to assemble

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Davis Instruments 7716 Mounting Tripod for Weather Stations, 5.8 ft tall:

          It took 10 minutes to install after assembling it.

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