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Re: Thermo Hygro Sensor relocation

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  • Ron W
    Thanks for the suggestions on the Thermo Sensor. I think I ll try removing the cover since the Sensor is sheltered from the rain. I m running about 4 degrees
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 22, 2006
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      Thanks for the suggestions on the Thermo Sensor.

      I think I'll try removing the cover since the Sensor is sheltered
      from the rain.

      I'm running about 4 degrees high right now.

      Ron



      --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "wuhu_software"
      <wuhu_software@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Actually, the space blanket, if done right, is probably just as
      good
      > as a radiation shield.
      >
      > As you mention, as long as there a way for the air to flow up, it
      > should be fine.
      >
      > One last note, I read that the little cap on the thermo sensors
      bild
      > up heat. If you are mounted under an eve and away from the rain,
      it
      > would probably be best just to remove the cap.
      >
      > --- In wuhu_software_group@yahoogroups.com, "steve_03222"
      > <steve_03222@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ron,
      > > You are like many of us, needing to build a good radiation
      shield.
      > > Something I did that was quick and easy and helped alot was this.
      > > I had one of those "Space Blankets" that are silver colored foil
      on
      > > one side. All you need to do is find some way to drape it over
      the
      > > sensor, making sure that the air can still flow around the
      sensor.
      > If
      > > possible put a hole on the top for any potentioal heat build up
      to
      > > escape. It is not really all around it, just over the top enough
      to
      > > keep the sunlight from hitting the sensor. Kinda like holding an
      > > umbrella over it. I have not seen this written up anywhere and I
      > have
      > > no documented proof as to it's effectiveness. I do have another
      > sensor
      > > that is wireless and easy to put under the canopy of the woods
      in
      > my
      > > back yard. I watch them both and since I put this "space
      blanket"
      > over
      > > my sensor it has been right on with the other guage.
      > > Don't get me wrong, I do not think it is a good replacement for
      a
      > > radiation shield, just might help while you decide to either
      build
      > or
      > > purchase one.
      > > Steve
      > >
      >
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