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Stevenson Screen

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Stevenson Screen

Postby callum91 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:56 pm


I made a fairly cheap and basic Stevenson Screen to go over the top of my Watson W-8681. The sides and base are made from ventilation system parts (air vents that go on the side of buildings) and the top is a 4-sided pyramid made out of wood and painted white.

As far as I can tell, it has greatly reduced the problem of solar radiation heating the thermometer and I think it is still sufficiently ventilated to allow the air through.







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Re: Stevenson Screen

Postby beteljuice » Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:22 pm

Nice job ....

The bottom is open to radiation from roof / tiles.

It is still rather high up, will it survive strong winds and / or wobble your rain guage ?

Nonetheless an admirable DIY solution :D
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Re: Stevenson Screen

Postby morfeas2002 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:25 pm

This is mine stevenson screen box.

This is my old house.I have moved to a new one but i haven`t take photos yet.

The construction is from a friends idea. ... n-box.html

I have even made the plastic tube with the fun but i didn`t use that power source.I used this solar panel ... s_id=18248
which turns fun with sun or with few clouds.
Eventually temperature is right.I checked it with another davis vantage pro station in town.

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