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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O
    Its a shame. Last year it seemed like the pitot was working so well.
    The problem with the heated skirt system was identified and fixed, so (knock on wood) the wind readings should be reliable from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D
    The problem with the heated skirt system was identified and fixed, so (knock on wood) the wind readings should be reliable from now on.

    That's not entirely true. The skirt heater has been working intermittently for a few weeks now. We did however discover that the heat tape wrapped around the pressure lines for the pitot was unplugged. This has helped to keep the pressure lines from freezing, which is what was causing the pitot to fail.

    Steve is going to be working on the skirt heater this week. We don't believe that it is a bad heating element in the pitot skirt itself. Rather, we believe it to be a problem with the equipment that controls the temperature of the heater; perhaps a bad thermostat or a thermostat that has lost its program somehow.
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    did some one say bad thermostat i do hvac work so i can come up and fix it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bclark
    Steve is going to be working on the skirt heater this week.
    Ok, we need a few more words here to explain why the women on the summit need a skirt heater.
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