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Offline WXman

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Anybody have a homemade debris screen?
« on: July 29, 2009, 12:11:51 PM »
That little plastic debris screen that comes with the Davis Vantage Pro 2 rain collector...well mine is missing.  I have no idea where it went but it's missing.  I did find a wasp nest or something in my sensors and cleaned it all out.  Now I need a new debris screen.  Has anyone here made their own??  Got pictures?
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Re: Anybody have a homemade debris screen?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 01:39:09 PM »


That little plastic debris screen that comes with the Davis Vantage Pro 2 rain collector...well mine is missing.  I have no idea where it went but it's missing.  I did find a wasp nest or something in my sensors and cleaned it all out.  Now I need a new debris screen.  Has anyone here made their own??  Got pictures?

Welcome to the forum!

Check at this thread below. This topic has been covered there.

http://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=4888.0

The little plastic debris "dewhicky" blows out easily with wind. Try using a sink strainer instead. Pretty easy fix.

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Re: Anybody have a homemade debris screen?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 05:52:29 PM »
Also see http://tobaccovilleweather.com/about.htm about 3/4 down page. If I remember the specs, it is Chinese made, stainless steel, 6" dia. strainer purchased at WalMart. The original instructions said to cut the handle off with a dremel tool. I used a cold chisel and popped the spot welds. Works like a charm.

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Re: Anybody have a homemade debris screen?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 02:16:47 PM »
OK that's sort of what I had in mind too.  Thanks guys!
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Re: Anybody have a homemade debris screen?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 03:01:25 PM »
Also see http://tobaccovilleweather.com/about.htm about 3/4 down page. If I remember the specs, it is Chinese made, stainless steel, 6" dia. strainer purchased at WalMart. The original instructions said to cut the handle off with a dremel tool. I used a cold chisel and popped the spot welds. Works like a charm.

FWIW

George

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