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Offline scottm91

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How to protect the rain collection cup from leaves
« on: October 13, 2018, 07:40:25 PM »
My WS2092A will be mounted kind of in the trees, by my house - my only real option.  I have it on a threaded pole so I can lower it from time to time to clean it, but obviously don't want to clean it any more than I have to.  My big concern as we head into the thick of autumn is leaves.  Would it be a problem to get some window screen material to build a little "dome" over the rain collection cup to keep it from getting fouled by leaves?  Has anyone tried that or something similar or have that same problem?

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Re: How to protect the rain collection cup from leaves
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 07:58:44 PM »
One's proper siting of their PWS is generally, without a doubt, the most difficult task of ownership. Putting in the trees won't be the answer, I think you'll have more problems than just leaves. Not everyone can sit a wx station properly, or even remotely proper, you may be one. Can you send pics of your surroundings? Perhaps there's something that'll work better.

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Re: How to protect the rain collection cup from leaves
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 09:36:37 PM »
I agree.

Maybe a roof install at an adequate height might be better than in the trees.
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