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StemmaQT soil sensor waterproofing
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StemmaQT soil sensor waterproofing

by trelane on Sat May 21, 2022 12:01 pm

Mods: I can't find a sensor forum so "other" seemed closest. If this needs to be moved, my apologies, and please do so.

Has anyone had any experience waterproofing the stemmaqt soil sensor, or who can recommend an outdoor soil sensor? I am working on a public garden project which is an hour away, so I'm wanting to automate watering (and nearly everything else).

Thank you in advance!

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Re: StemmaQT soil sensor waterproofing

by dastels on Sat May 21, 2022 1:02 pm

A common way to waterproof electronics is to completely coat the electronics end (the top) with epoxy (after connecting the wiring) The "blade" end is already waterproof.

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Re: StemmaQT soil sensor waterproofing

by trelane on Sun May 22, 2022 8:14 pm

Thank you for the answer, can you recommend an epoxy?

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