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    Wind proofing a Q2200?

    I live in one of the windiest cities in the world and have been wondering about wind proofing my Q2200 by putting metal mesh (flyscreen?) over the side vents: the theory is that you get more protection from winds by having a perforated barrier than a solid one. Are there any caveats on this?

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    I would be afraid to add anything that changes air flow. Maybe just try to reorient the grill? Or perhaps you can add some temporary deflectors on the sides?

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    Is your 2200 on a typical stand, or on a table top where an external deflector could be placed? If on a tabletop something similar to a drifta windshield could be purchased or made.

    Most hardware or hvac retailers sell sheet metal that could be formed to accomplish something similar.
    Last edited by Mark B in STL; 10-20-2018 at 09:46 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark B in STL View Post
    Is your 2200 on a typical stand, or on a table top where an external deflector could be placed?.
    It's on a typical stand with side flaps that goes on a table or deck. Yes, the airflow question did occur to me, so I think I'll try making a screen.

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    I had some issues when the wind was blowing several times. I just cut some cardboard to fit between the handle and the body. Plenty of clearance but it certainly worked. And no, the cardboard never got hot enough to worry about.

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