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blizzardof78:
I'm in search of an instrument shelter like this, or even one that stands on four legs. The ideal discovery would be to find one in or near Ohio where I could purchase and pick up in person. Any suggestions as to where I can purchase one of these? Thanks! [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]

vreihen:
Given the insane prices of these glorified bird houses and your location, I'm wondering if there are any Amish craftsmen in your area who could punch out a small batch of Stevensen screens at a decent price for either a group purchase or resale?????

blizzardof78:

--- Quote from: vreihen on January 14, 2019, 06:50:20 AM ---Given the insane prices of these glorified bird houses and your location, I'm wondering if there are any Amish craftsmen in your area who could punch out a small batch of Stevensen screens at a decent price for either a group purchase or resale?????

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That's a good question and an idea I hadn't even thought of. The Amish are literally as close as a few miles from here. I'll check into that option. Would probably need a set of measurements to go along with the idea. Thanks!

miraculon:
I bought the NovaLynx thermometer shelter and I have been pleased with it. They are currently showing $210.00 (USD) for it. It will be three years old this coming April and it is still in good shape with no peeling or delamination.

I had terrible problems with another shelter from Ben M~~~~. Although it was half the price of the NovaLynx, it literally fell apart in a few months. It was made in China using scrap lumber and some kind of glue that obviously would not hold up to the weather. I'll give B-M credit, since they gave me a full refund for it.

For the NovaLynx shelter, do mount it in an area that is mostly in the shade to the North. Mine has a lot of solar exposure and it ranges several degrees higher than my Davis DFARS stations. I really didn't have much choice for the location, but I wish that I had sited it better. NovaLynx's instructions did state this about the location.

Here is a plot showing my temperature sensor, including the "Garage" temperature which is a Davis temp probe inside of the NovaLynx shelter. The turquoise plot "Gar-shelter" is the probe. It tracks well until the sun shines on it. Again, this is my own fault, not the shelter since I didn't follow the recommendations.



Here is the solar (and UV) plots so you can see the correlation. Depending on whether we get sun today, it may or may not show the difference.



Greg H.

carolina new be:
Greg

If you want to build one I have the complete plans and specs for the instrument shelter called the Stevenson Screen that is used by the National Weather Service. I can email them to you

Bobby





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