Protecting outside weather station

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Una Real
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Una Real » 10 Jan 2014, 11:28

Made this with the roof off an inexpensive cedar wren house. Took an old VHS tape case and put it on the top of the roof, then lined the bottom with black foil. All to ensure the wood couldn't get saturated and affect the humidity reading. The Netatmo is suspended with pipe cleaners stapled to the underside of the roof. Has been working well for over a year; having used it for both the original module and the new water-resistant version.
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Tonky
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Tonky » 10 Jan 2014, 11:42

It's probably rain proof but what about sun proof?

Una Real
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Una Real » 10 Jan 2014, 23:09

Tonky wrote:It's probably rain proof but what about sun proof?
It's hanging in a place where the sun doesn't hit it. So temp readings are fine. Oddly, no wasp nests (yet).

Tonky
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Tonky » 10 Jan 2014, 23:27

:-) maybe they visit you this year...
But officially the temperature is measured in the sun, not directly but shielded.
More official information, 1,5 mtr. above short cut grass with enough circulation.
That's why I was asking. :-)

biondi
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by biondi » 11 Jan 2014, 11:55

Tonky, in that link you supplied to make your own - do you know what material the tubes are inside and why there seem to be three? Not sure if the tubes are plastic/metal or whether it really matters?

Tonky
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Tonky » 11 Jan 2014, 12:15

They are just there for the airflow if you use a fan, if you not use one you don't need them at all.
It looks like PVC to me.

Una Real
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Una Real » 11 Jan 2014, 14:00

Tonky wrote::-) maybe they visit you this year...
But officially the temperature is measured in the sun, not directly but shielded.
More official information, 1,5 mtr. above short cut grass with enough circulation.
That's why I was asking. :-)
Interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

Can do without the mud wasps. However, you're probably right… they'll eventually find it. Especially with a bird bath about 10 feet away as a water source.

I can tell you that the wrens were not pleased when evicted to construct this. ;)

Matze
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Matze » 15 Jan 2014, 22:58

Hi All,

I have put one INDOOR module in an aciary and placed in a tree, no sun, rain safe and wind has acccess. Correct data
My OUTDOOR module is in radiation shield from Davis (EUR 65) and also placed in a shadow. also correct data

Both modules sending very similar data.

Regards
Matze

biondi
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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by biondi » 16 Jan 2014, 09:35

Hi Matze,

Which radiation shield did you get from Davis that cost EUR65? I've been looking but they all seem more expensive than that!

cheers,

Matt

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Re: Protecting outside weather station

Post by Tonky » 16 Jan 2014, 10:39

I don't know where you life Matt but € 72,95 is not much more..
http://www.weerstationkopen.nl/accessoi ... ion-shield

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