Cumbria Weather Forum
 Weather chat and discussion for Cumbria - Established 2nd November 2009

 

 

 
  Index  • Wiki  • FAQ  •  Search  

It is currently Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:24 pm




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
 10cm Earth Thermometer 
Author Message
 Post subject: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:52 pm 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
One of those days when you wake up and find a cat has destroyed the angled earth thermometer. Digging a nearby hole or fighting. But all I have left is a frame and lots of glass bits. A long shot maybe but is anyone aware of any of these needing a good home. New ones may be beyond my reach. Using a spike type for the moment but the angled ones are easier to read.

Thanks for thinking about the problem.

Mike

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:38 am 
Professor
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 pm
Posts: 7478
Location: Brampton
Altitude: 117m
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Reply with quote
Is that the Cats needing a new home :D


I wouldn't mind having an earth thermometer. Got the 30,50 and 100cm, but not a 10cm, which would be good for the winter ?

Have you thought of using a probe set at 10cm and electronically record it.

_________________
Paul C
Brampton. 117m ASL.
http://www.bramptonweather.co.uk
Imagehttps://twitter.com/#!/pacrabtree


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:40 am 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
I am currently designing a multiple level soil sensor, but it is a ong way off being finished. I do have a spare 5cm right angle soil thermometer if its any good to you. Cant remember if its C of F but it is mercury based anyway.

Best wishes

Mike

PS not sure which cats it was. Heard a lot of squealing and went out to find the damage. Ho Hum

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:31 pm 
Professor
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 pm
Posts: 7478
Location: Brampton
Altitude: 117m
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Reply with quote
Thanks - I dont mind giving it ago

Ive still got that old weather equipment, that I promised I would bring down to you - not sure when that will be as yet. Holiday soon and then busy with house renovation.

Ill check with Number 1 son as his girlfriend lives near Slyne which is very close, see if he can pick the thermometer up and leave you with the weather stuff to have a look at ?

_________________
Paul C
Brampton. 117m ASL.
http://www.bramptonweather.co.uk
Imagehttps://twitter.com/#!/pacrabtree


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:24 pm 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
That would be perfect or I do go up to Penrith frequently we could meet there. I will leave it to you as you what suits you best. Very keen to have a look at the weather equipment now my stations are finished (well almost).

Best wishes

Mike

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:03 am 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
Just as another thought. I have lots of spare Oregon kit. One sensor I made into a soild temperature sensor which could be used at almost any depth up to about 30 cms. I wonder if you might want to try using that and another one for the 5 and 10 cm measurements as well? I have lots of spare consoles and sensors, and it is reasonably easy to build.

Best wishes

Mike

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:06 am 
Professor
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 pm
Posts: 7478
Location: Brampton
Altitude: 117m
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Reply with quote
OK - will arrange something

Just need to find that box of equipment I put away somewhere, coulndt find it last night :x

_________________
Paul C
Brampton. 117m ASL.
http://www.bramptonweather.co.uk
Imagehttps://twitter.com/#!/pacrabtree


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:22 pm 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
On looking at my last message I dont think it was very clear. I was intending to build two soil sensors for you for 5 and 10 cms, which you can add to the mercury right angled one. It should give you the coverage you are looking for in the higher levels. They are of course wireless so setting them up is relatively easy. Just a thought anyway. I would not be using them myself as I am already building that multi level set to integrate with one of my weather stations here.

Best wishes

Mike

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:09 pm 
Professor
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:52 pm
Posts: 7478
Location: Brampton
Altitude: 117m
Weather Station: Davis VP2
Reply with quote
Thats sounds better to me !!

I have found the old box of weather equipment, if you dont mind looking at it and see what you think.

I may have to sell it on Ebay to fund the replacement Davis VP2 which continues not to work 24hrs and I fear the ISS board is failing. Its reaching a point where I cant rely on the data as its failing to record 20mins of weather at a time etc.

Is it OK if my son drops it off on Sunday at your house ? he is willing to pop over but at this stage cant give a time or guarantee if it will be this weekend or not.

( if you want to email me or message system on here)

This is the equipment I have, but sadly just never got around to do anything with it !!
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2580

_________________
Paul C
Brampton. 117m ASL.
http://www.bramptonweather.co.uk
Imagehttps://twitter.com/#!/pacrabtree


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 10cm Earth Thermometer
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:52 pm 
Weather Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Posts: 1993
Location: Bolton le Sands
Altitude: 10
Weather Station: Labjack
Reply with quote
Sunday this week should be good, other weeks, who knows. I can PM you my phone number then he can contact me whenever is convenient. It might take a little while to make sure everything works, but I have a spare Labjack which I can use to test them all and a spare Campbell Scientific data logger too.
Being retired I am around a lot of the time so we should be able to arrange something.
I will try and get the electronic sensors put together ASAP. i have one ready, just need to build another which should not take too long.

Mike

_________________
Bolton le Sands

www.lancastrian-imaging.co.uk/sp/weather/


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB skin developed by: John Olson
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group