Preventive steps to keep large birds from damaging a new tempest?

In the past umpteen years I have lost more than a handful of weather stations because of owls and hawks! I got in on the tempest kickstart deal and want to protect this one from being sat on & s**t on. Somewhere in my trying to learn as much about the tempest as I could since I got in on the kickstart, I ran across Post someplace about a “crown” that you could put on top of the tempest to keep birds off the top. If anyone knows anything about the crown or something like it please let me know. TY in Advance! (I live on 10 acres in SE WA)

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You are able to edit your post. … See the 3 dots at the bottom of the Post, next to the Reply-button and then choose the pencil.

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Awesome. There’s a “replay” button?

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why oh why those autocorrect systems fool with us :joy:
@dsfg you can use your solution to edit your post :sunglasses:

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Fixed that for you… :rofl:

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I used zip ties and bamboo skewers to make a crown for my Sky unit.

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The design of the Tempest may prevent this common Sky solution from working without effecting the false-rain isolation.

I recall reading someplace in the Tempest literature that WF intended to offer optional bird spikes for the Tempest that attached to a lower point on the housing, but I can’t find it at the moment…

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what do they have for (yecccch) slugs ? I notice that the horizonal slots in the top seem to be attractive to some of the local rainy season salt-adverse critters that appear around here. So gross.

Somehow, that makes my -30C winter temps feel great compared to having to deal with your problem. Yechhh for sure :slight_smile:

I asked this question to the creators. They said they’ll be offering something that we can buy prior to shipping that can be attached to keep birds off

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Here dsj referenced it again crown of thorns sounds like they will be looking for field testers . I hunted for hours last night and could not find his first post about this.
Rehashed a lot of post though

I deleted post with link as I did not know if everyone should or could access it

How about adding 3 x 14ga holes on top so we can properly attach bird spikes instead of ZipTies?
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We’re planning to produce a “crown-o-thorns” attachment for those who need bird spikes. We’ll be looking for field testers soon! Posted by dsj

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