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Old 06-11-2015
Dan & Cindy Dan & Cindy is offline
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Default replacement anenometers for Girard awning automatic retract controller

Originally Posted by NoGas View Post
Do you guys have problems with your wind sensor? At Q this year with wind howling noticed birdie up top making loud "bad bearing" noise. Since I will never go off and leave the awning out, fix was to remove the spinner. Any harm in leaving it like that or should I replace the sending unit?

I don't think you will have any problems leaving the spinner off. If you decide that you want to fix it, you can purchase the anemometer portion directly from Girard for about $125. I have encountered low tree limbs on multiple occasions that are tougher than the plastic windmill. Over the years I have purchased two replacements. FYI I didn't pull new wires the first time, just spliced and insulated/sealed with heat shrink tubing.

After the last failure I took a few drastic steps and build a new stainless steel mount and guard. Seems to be working fine but I have not tested it against a large limb. Let me know if anyone is interested in a similar set up, and will get updated pricing from the company that made mine.
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Dan & Cindy
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