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« on: October 24, 2009, 04:11:06 PM »

Hi all,

A few weeks ago my second weather station, the one that isn't uploading to my site. The sensor outside stop working at first I thought it must be the batteries so replaced them with new ones still didn't work so then I took it apart and everything looked ok no rust nothing which is good since its been outside for 4 years. I gave it a clean then tried again but never worked, I ended up ordering a new sensor it said it would come in three weeks but it came in 2 weeks so that was good. I set up the new sensor and straight away it worked first time.

On the very same day when the sensor broke my webcam that's a old camcorder stopped working to after 2 years. I checked it over and everything looked ok but just wasn't turning on. I have got a new webcam and on a good day will set it up so that's why I have put the webcam offline on my site.

If this wasn't enough my main stations anemometer (wind thing) was not reading any wind speed when my second station was reading 6mph. I took it down and found out it needed oiled so I put oil on it and WD40 painted the pole since it was getting rusty and put it back up.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 05:57:53 PM »

some good work and some good luck there...

WD40 is a wondrous thing to use on all manner of things....

I'm glad that you have got things up and running again. Wink Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 09:58:51 PM »

Thanks and yep always use WD40 for loads of stuff, was reading the paper a few months ago and it said it was made for the moon landing in 1969, it took the guy 40 attempts to get the formula right so that's why its WD40. You learn something new every day   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 09:21:51 AM »

Thanks and yep always use WD40 for loads of stuff, was reading the paper a few months ago and it said it was made for the moon landing in 1969, it took the guy 40 attempts to get the formula right so that's why its WD40. You learn something new every day   Cheesy
Great stuff. I think the paper may have been out on the date however. I think it was around a while before '69.
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