[wxqc] wxqc Digest, Vol 50, Issue 20

Rich Mulvey rich at mulveyfamily.com
Sat Dec 20 22:13:19 CST 2008


A.J deLange wrote:
>>
> RE:
>>> My Anemometer froze up today during the ice storm and is therefore not
>>> sending correct data.  Anyone know of a way to keep this from 
>>> happening in
>>> the future?
>>>
>
> I'd say this means that water has gotten in where it shouldn't have 
> and frozen. Obviously the first step is to get that water out. Blowing 
> it out with compressed air may work if you can disassemble it without 
> damaging it  to the point where you can direct an air stream at it. 
> Another idea might be to subject it to warm temperature over a period 
> of time in the hopes that the moisture will evaporate. Clearly you'd 
> want warm dry air for this so perhaps put the rotor part (with cups 
> removed) in a jar with dessicant in a warm place.
>
> Presumably the unit should have been sealed against this kind of 
> incursion so it seems likely that there is a defective seal or seals 
> involved here. Identifying and replacing any defective seals will have 
> to be done or this problem will just reoccur.
>


   Well, the OP said it froze up during an ice storm.  It's far more 
likely that ice simply accumulated on the exterior and caused the 
aneometer to seize up. 

- Rich



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