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6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« on: March 20, 2021, 03:12:02 PM »
I have a Davis 6152 Wireless Vantage Pro 2 (2015)
Everything is working fine except the anemometer is making occasional galling noises.
When it makes the noise it slows down. I read a thread where a member suggests the the cups might have "slid down" and to check that. Just wondering if this is possible on my unit.
If it is the bearings I will probably shop around and find a replacement unit and take the old one down and put up the new one and then see if I can rebuild the old one.

Can anyone help?

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 05:31:34 PM »
Unless it's obvious what's wrong, I'd just get this. I replaced mine a couple of years ago. Super simple to do.

https://www.scaledinstruments.com/shop/davis-instruments/parts/vantage-pro2-parts/anemometer-parts/davis-7345-999-pro2-anemometer-wind-speed-cartridge/

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 05:57:46 PM »
I'll be going back up in the bucket tomorrow so I will be able to see much closer if that will work.
I was just looking with the binoculars and it looks like I might be able to do that.
But I'll look more closely in the morning.

Thanks for the tip!

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 06:03:22 PM »
While you're servicing, if I may suggest, pull off the vane and use some electrical cleaner while spinning the shaft with your fingers. Do NOT use a lubricant. Should you choose to, I use this. Fantastic stuff.

https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/6d55c965-a581-4507-900a-aee92f61c94e/svn/crc-car-washing-supplies-05103-64_1000.jpg

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 06:08:11 PM »
Just so happens I have some of that in the garage!
(The nearest HD is 125 miles so that's a break.)

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2021, 06:45:31 PM »
I'll be going back up in the bucket tomorrow so I will be able to see much closer if that will work.
I was just looking with the binoculars and it looks like I might be able to do that.
But I'll look more closely in the morning.

Thanks for the tip!

G
Since you bought your VP2 in 2015, it'll definitely work. The newer design came out in 2013 IIRC. You may want to save yourself a second trip up by buying the speed cart first, because I'm pretty sure you'll need it. That would certainly be my route of flight.

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 06:58:37 PM »
I'm also installing a webcam up the tower, so I'll probably be going up and down more than I think anyway.

No sense in moving the big truck unless it has a destination, so it can just sit there and be available.


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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 07:20:40 PM »
I just ordered the part.

Thanks yet again.
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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 07:25:15 PM »
Very good. It is after all a wear-n-tear item. Careful up there so you can UU after you're done.

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Re: 6152 Wireless VP2 question.
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 08:15:30 AM »
Received it and did the swap out and it is working just fine.
Bought another for future replacement (since we have a lot of high winds here)

Thanks for the suggestion/help.
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