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Rainguage problem

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Albert Dulfer
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Rainguage problem

Postby Albert Dulfer » Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:56 pm

I have a WH3081 weather station. I am having a problem with spiders getting into the raingauge and locking the tipping bucket with their webs. I have tried a surface spray on the outside - not much success. Pulling the gauge apart and cleaning them out only has limited success. Does anyone have any suggestion as to how I can prevent this happening? PS I live in the antipodes (Australia).

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Re: Rainguage problem

Postby PaulMy » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:53 am

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Re: Rainguage problem

Postby Ned » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:37 pm

Another method is to block off all the openings (except the funnel inlet) with fine mesh which still lets water out. I did this with fine perforated zinc sheet pieces attached internally with hot melt glue. Did this years ago and had no problems since.

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