Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #38: Outdoor Temperature Sensor Reading Fix - Part I

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Blog entry by Paul Bucalo posted 03-22-2015 11:58 PM 1245 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday I started on a project that will (fingers and toes crossed) solve a a simple problem with a device not working as hoped for.

The device?
The ACU>RITE indoor/ourdoors wifi temperature sensor and electronic gauge.

The problem?
We have been using it on the unheated back porch, and because of heat loss from the house into the porch area the outdoor readings are skewed by quite a bit.

The answer?
Make and mount a wooden hanger on the outside wall of the back porch; make and suspend a weather resistant wooden container around the sensor so that neither heat from the house or sun’s rays will affect readings of the true ambient temperature outdoors. Pallet wood used throughout.

Tomorrow I will be touching up and sanding the hanger and sensor box. I won’t have the painting done, but will go ahead and post pictures of the unfinished answer.

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA

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#1 posted 03-23-2015 04:26 PM

Sounds like a practical solution to me Paul.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 03-23-2015 05:22 PM

Well, we’ll see when this is done and mounted outdoors. Right now, I am looking for my red staple gun. It may be upstairs on the back porch. I can’t wait until I can get all my tools neatly organized in one place! At any rate, I’m almost ready for painting. Should have pre-paint pics up later today.

-- Paul, Upstate New York, USA

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