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Old 06-30-2015, 03:13 PM   #11
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Not true. I get out and enjoy it, no matter what the weather is.
Right now I would like to go for a walk in the rain. We have almost no rain for two months and none in sight. Very unusual for the wet coast.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:04 PM   #12
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Right now I would like to go for a walk in the rain. We have almost no rain for two months and none in sight. Very unusual for the wet coast.
Hi: BRietkerk... Come on down!!! Here in the "Rust belt" we're drowning in it!!! Over 9"s in the last 4 weeks alone. The moss is doing very well thankyou. Reported in todays paper. Farmer sees Carp swimming in his field!!! Alf
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:08 PM   #13
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Just curious. How does knowing what the temp is outside change your behavior?
I just had my fridge replaced with the two-door model, and I want to record temperature data, ambient outside temperature being part of the data.

I guess I can put the temperature sensor inside the propane tank cover as Jim did, since apparently there is no hazard in doing so.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:14 PM   #14
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No hazard, but wouldn't it being in an enclosed plastic box make the readings a little higher? I was thinking behind the front storage box (if you have one), in the space between the box and the trailer. Out of the sun all the time, and I presume the sending unit is waterproof.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #15
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Yes , I put some "stickum" or butyl tape and just attached it to the tank collar by the knob, if the adhesive fails it will just lay there and should not get lost. Here is a picture, you can also see my spare door key holder. The propane cover is open at the bottom, should be more accurate than inside the storage box.
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:43 PM   #16
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Instructions for the sending unit say its moisture-resistant, but I shouldn't leave it out in the rain. I thought about locating it between the trailer and storage box, but I think that's too close to the trailer. Since I've already drilled holes in the propane cover to mount it there, I'll just move it from the outside of the cover to the inside. It's down near the bottom so the enclosed space shouldn't matter much.

I don't want to over-think this, but I always do.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:25 PM   #17
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Mine is in the storage box and seems to work just fine. At least the box is out of the rain.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:02 PM   #18
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No hazard, but wouldn't it being in an enclosed plastic box make the readings a little higher? I was thinking behind the front storage box (if you have one), in the space between the box and the trailer. Out of the sun all the time, and I presume the sending unit is waterproof.
Mine is in a plastic box attached to the bottom of the inside of the pin box (5.0TA) with Velcro. It is shaded by the overhang. There are 1/4 holes drilled behind the side and back locking tabs of the plastic container to allow accurate humidity readings. In the heaviest rain storm I have never had water get into the container, and I have run accuracy comparisons with the sensor both inside and out of the plastic container. Taking the sensor out of the plastic container for over an hour on several occasions has not changed the temp or humidity readings so I have concluded the container does not have any effect on accuracy.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:24 AM   #19
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We hung ours with a zip tie from the metal support bar in the optional front storage bin. Seems to be fine.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:03 PM   #20
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Where else is a good location? Thanks.
I suspended my outdoor temperature sensor under the solar panel At this location it should only measure ambient air (convective) temperature. It's open to air circulation, it's in the shade to avoid solar radiation and away from other surfaces to prevent conductive heat transfer.

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