Okay, I turned 50 this year, I'm a grandfather of two, married with two great kids. I work with heavy mining equipment and enjoy playing with tech.
By: SaskGrass, 4:20 PM GMT on October 08, 2013
I'm going to test a product and see if it helps. The problem is the anemometer will frost over at times through the winter and actually stop spinning. Now that I raised it, brushing it off is no longer an option. I bought a product called "NeverWet by Rust-Oleum. It's supposed to repel mud, water and ice. I'm taking the weather station down today for a few hours to coat it with NeverWet. We'll see this winter if it is worth it.
Update: it's two hours later, I have treated the anemometer and have put the weather station back up. The anemometer has a milky greyish coat on it now but if it repels frost then it's worth it!!
Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on October 08, 2013
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