02038w Guidelines and safety/wear questions, 06054M material questions as well

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Is there a way to cover the unit with a heavy cloth/ piece of cardboard over the display screen, without wearing out the product due to over heating it?

How many inches/feet does the outdoor sensor need to be away from the outside walls of the customers home, to be considered a "reasonable amount of air space for circulation purposes?" "(Especially if it is in an inside corner of a patio area?)" 

Customer would like to know  what material (plastic, metal, etc?) model # 06054M is made out of?
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Tiffany

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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello Tiffany,

You do not want to cover up the display as it could heat up the display, as we well as cause inaccurate temperature readings on the weather station.  We recommend mounting the sensor at least 4 feet off the ground with plenty of fresh air to circulate around the sensor. We recommend a well covered tree branch where the sensor is protected from the direct weather elements. The 06054M is made of plastic. Please let us know if we can further assist you. Have a great day!
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Tiffany

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Thank you so much!
If you could clarify what you mean by "plenty of fresh air to circulate around the sensor." The customer would like to place the sensor under the patio above her's, (she lives in an apartment) Would this be okay placement for this sensor?
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Hello Tiffany,

She can place it under the patio above hers but if it doesn't get enough air she may start to see inaccurate readings. We recommend about 4 feet off the ground.  There are slits in the sensor and you want to make sure air can get through there to register humidity and temperature correctly. Thank you. Have a good day!
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Tiffany

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Thank you for all of your help! :)