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How to install a home weather station

Receiving and unpacking weather stations is an exciting part of owning such a measuring instrument. However, there are some essential things to consider when setting up your weather station. In this article, we take a closer look at them.

Also, check out: How to choose a home weather station before purchasing a home weather station

Things needed in your TOOLBOX: What you need to install Personal Weather Stations successfully:

  • Screwdriver
  • pliers
  • Hammer
  • Saw

1. Correct positioning of your sensors

Choosing the correct location for your weather station is probably essential for any weather station installation. This is the most significant part to ensure the accuracy with which you will be able to measure all the different atmospheric conditions.

The two most important factors to consider for optimal installation are the height of the sensors and their distance from other objects.

A. The distance

Distance is the first crucial factor to consider when setting up your weather station. Two different distances are of particular importance during the installation process.

The first is the distance between the outdoor unit (containing the sensors) and surrounding objects. The second distance is between the outdoor unit and the base station.

B. rain shadow

Trees and walls can cover or cast a “rain shadow” on the unit, giving you a completely wrong reading from the rain gauge 1). The effect of a tree should be obvious, but the “rain shadow” deserves some further explanation.

Say, for example, the wind is blowing in the direction of the house while it is raining, and the rain gauge is placed too close to the wall on the opposite side of the house. The wall creates a “rain shadow,” i.e., the wind blows the rain over the rain gauge, receiving only a portion of the actual rain.

The same goes for wind speed and direction. Large objects influence wind speed and cause the wind to swirl, making it very difficult to get an accurate reading of wind direction.

At this point, you may be frustrated and wondering where you can put your deep L sensors, so they don’t get influenced by something. You’ll be happy to know that there is a rule of thumb to follow.

You might not be so happy to know that the rule of thumb follows a 4 X 1 rule. This means that deep L sensors should be placed at a distance four times the height of the nearest structure. If the structure is 3 m high, the deep L sensors should be placed 12 m from it.

C. Distance between the base and outdoor unit

Wireless connections are becoming the norm for most mid to high-end home weather stations. The ability to place the sensors anywhere outside the home and communicate seamlessly with the base station without additional cables or installations makes them very attractive to most home users.

D. Height

The second crucial factor when choosing a site to determine the accuracy of your sensor readings is the actual physical height of your unit above the ground.

The first reason is to get an accurate humidity reading. The accuracy of the hygrometer can be seriously influenced, especially when placed in a garden or an area containing plants, grass, or even bodies of water. 

Temperature is another variable that the surface can also influence under the sensors. Whether the sensor unit is installed on the ground or a roof, the surface of each sensor absorbs and reflects/radiates much of the sun’s heat into the surrounding atmosphere 2).

Therefore, when the sensors are placed too close to the surface, the thermometer will not be able to give an accurate reading. (Reflected/radiated heat from the ground below is added to the atmospheric temperature sensed by the thermometer).

Fortunately, you don’t have to be completely discouraged because the solution to this problem is not so complex. Just make sure the sensor array is about six feet above the ground surface. This height is sufficient to make the influence of surrounding objects and surfaces negligible.

Most quality weather systems come standard with brackets to mount the sensor unit (usually around a standard pole). You will be able to get a suitable mast from most of these manufacturers. You can even save money by purchasing a galvanized post that is long enough (to prevent rusting) from your local hardware store.

Be sure to take note of the width or type of post/surface your Deep L Sensor Array brackets will use before purchasing any accessories. Your weather station documentation should be able to provide you with this information.

2. Roof sensors

Most of us don’t have a big enough garden to place the sensor far away from any obstructions. Placing the sensor unit on your roof or mounting it sideways on a pole about 2.5 meters from the bottom of the roof will give you the best possible readings for all weather conditions.

Attention! This is a potentially dangerous exercise, so have a professional installer do it for you if you are not entirely confident and can do it yourself safely. 

Remember that you should replace the batteries approximately every two years. So make sure that the detection unit is always accessible to replace them and carry out occasional maintenance.

How to use Kodi on Roku Express

Are you searching for how to install Kodi on Roku, Then you are at the right place. Isn’t it great to use a versatile streaming device, which has a streaming service which allows streaming anything for free?…

Before getting into things, Let us see briefly about what we are looking for. If you already know about Kodi or Roku you can skip the section and directly go the methods to install Kodi on Roku.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is one of the most powerful streaming services at present. This entertainment hub can store all your media file, organize it and you can play it whenever you need. An important thing about Kodi is that it is an open source media player software and it is completely free.  You can find third-party plugins (add-ons) on Kodi. The term open source refers to open code and this enables the developer to create add-ons.  Using these add-ons you can stream movies, Tv shows, Live Tv, Sports, Documentaries and much more. These add-ons are found in repository files which helps in web streaming. Kodi is compatible with Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android devices. It supports all types of media files.

What is Roku?

Roku is a streaming device and is a product of Roku Inc. Since it is a streaming device, it needs an internet connection for all time. Other than this it works like Apple Tv or set-top box. Roku is considered as a promising solution for cord-cutting.

Roku is provided with a number of pre-installed application(channels). In order to access the content form these channels, one need to subscribe to it. Many providers can be streamed on Roku such as Amazon, Netflix, BBC iPlayer and much more. It provides you with more than 3000 channels.

Roku has a special mention for Live Tv channels too. These channels can be accessed from the Roku Channel Store. The stream quality is high and reliable. This is the reason why people still prefer Roku and its offers are worth for paying.

Is it possible to use Kodi on Roku?

To be honest, Roku does not support Kodi. Roku has a customized OS which prevents illegal content. This is the reason why Kodi cannot be installed on Roku as it contains third-party and unofficial Add-ons which are technically illegal. The fact is, not every user can afford for the paid subscription and the quality content are not for free.

But, nothing to worry about. Using Screen Mirroring is the only alternative way to use Kodi on Roku as said on

Screen Mirroring

Technically, Screen Mirroring is a form of device-to-device communication. It acts as a replicated display of the screen of computer or TV and the external devices to have a synchronous viewing in real time. To be more simple, it is a way to make you Tv screen appear on your smartphone/tablet and can be accessed using it.

Make sure your Roku device supports Screen mirroring.

How to download Kodi on Roku

Here we provide the different methods to install Kodi on Roku using Android and Windows platform.

Kodi On Roku: Using Android Smart TV

Step 1: Install Kodi on your Android Smart Tv

Step 2: Now go to the Roku home page

Step 3: Select Settings >> Select System updates>>update your Roku device to Roku Software Build 5.2 or an upgrade version.

Step 4: Go back to Settings>> Select Screen Monitoring options>> Enable Screen Monitoring and select OK.

Enabling screen mirroring on your is android device is so easy. Go to settings and search for Screen mirroring option and select it. The screen mirroring option may available with different names. Some of them are listed here,

  • Display Mirroring
  • Smart view
  • Cast
  • Smart share

The name may vary based on the Android device you use. So it is a better option to search for your Android device to make it easier.

Kodi On Roku: Using Windows

Step 1: Select Start Menu>> Select Settings.

Step 2: Select Devices.

Step 3: Select Connect Devices >> Add Device.

Step 4: It will show the available sources, select Roku.

Now enable screen mirroring on your windows system and you will be able to see your windows screen on your Roku device. Approve the connection on Roku. That all!!! you can launch Kodi and stream media files using Roku.


Roku is one of the most popular and great streaming devices. Using Kodi on Rodu directly is not possible. But we have provides with alternatives to use Kodi on Roku. Hope this will be useful. If you have any issues with the procedures or any feedback, kindly comment below.

How to Watch Live PPV Events on Kodi

With the rapid development in this technical world, people started to stream all media content online.  Streaming media can be considered as multimedia which is constantly received by and presented to the users while being delivered by the providers. And there comes Live streaming, it delivers the content in real-time via the internet. The provider with such high quality and rich content does not distribute it for free. The offer the content on the internet, if you want to see if you need to pay for it. This is based on the PPV concept. In this article, we will share you the  information on how to watch the events Lively and for free.

What is PPV?

PPV (Pay-Per-View), it is a concept in which one needs to pay in order to watch the content. This is a successful concept as the Streaming industry has an tremendous growth.  The PPV is mainly implemented for watching sports events. Almost everyone will love sports and everyone has their own favorite sport. So big companies took this an advantage and framed it as a business model. Numerous high-profile sports events have now turned to provide their content via streaming services.

These PPV events are found basically for UFC, MMA, and Boxing events. These events have a craze among people and they have a huge fan base. So obviously they won’t mind spending money on watching these events. It will cost about $69 for SD and $79 for HD. It is not an exact price, it may increase.

PPV on Kodi

It is not possible for everyone to afford such amount for watching a single match. Kodi helps you here. As we all know that Kodi is an open-source media player software and it has a lot of official and unofficial add-ons. These add-ons help the user to stream both VoD and Live media content. Using some third-party(unofficial) add-ons, we can live stream PPV on Kodi for free. With these add-ons we can also stream UFC 229 on Kodi.

With so much of option, it is common to get confused. But nothing to worry, we provide you with the best list of add-ons to watch PPV for free.

Best Kodi Add-ons 2018 to Watch PPV events

Here is the list of some best add-ons to watch PPV events on Kodi without paying.

1. Planet MMA

If your favorite sports zone is UFC or MMA then this addon is for you. Planet MMA is one of the best kodi addons known for Sports. Most of its content is all about UFC and MMA. We can watch all the matches of UFC on Kodi using this addon. It has a wide range of categories, around 30+ categories making it the best option to watch Live programs, PPV and on-demand videos. To experience the best performance of the addon you can use a Real Debrid account.  This addon is found in Supremacy repository.

Repo URL:

2. Fight Tube

This is one of the best Kodi video add-ons but it is not so popular. However, it has some good number of users for it’s rich and unique content. As its name suggests, it contains content related to fighting alone. If you are looking for Boxing, WWE, UFC, Kickboxing and much more, you will able to find everything here. Although there isn’t a special section for PPV, you will be able to find all the replays of PPV events. This addon is found in the Rockcrusher Repo.

Repo URL:

3. Rising Tides

This Addon had undergone several ups and downs but still manages to provide a lot of interesting content. Rising Tides Kodi addon provides you a number of different categories including, Live sports channels, TV channels from all over the world. Here we are now talking about the PPV events, in such case, Rising Tides has a special dedicated section for PPV events called “Live PPV Events”. Under this section, one can find the most trending events and upcoming events list.  This is found in the Rising Tides Repository.

Repo URL:


The above-mentioned addon is especially for PPV events and related information. We have given you an idea how to watch PPV live events for free on Kodi. Hope this will be helpful. If you have any queries, do lets us know.


How to Fix all the Pairing Errors in Kodi

Kodi is one of the most popular and powerful open-source media player software at present. It has hundreds of Add-ons. These add-ons help you to categories what you are looking for. There are some video add-ons like the exodus, SALTS, Covenant, etc, in which you might find some pairing errors.

The URL Resolver(which is a background program, that helps to fetch sources and provide servers content), runs whenever you select any content in any addon and provide you a list of server links. These pairing errors occur only when you select some must need authorization stream servers. Here we provide you the solution to fix such errors.

Methods to Fix Pairing Errors on Kodi

There are few most popular errors which users experience are or, openload pair,,, or other openload pair messages.

Some popular site like openload, Thevideo.Me are linked to a lot of streaming sites and add-ons and as a result, the demand will be high. In order to prevent high traffic from overloading their server, they set upstream authorization. When we try to stream such sites we get stream authorization errors. or pair error:

Method #1: Pairing your IP address

  1. If the authorization is required, then you will see the pop-up asking for openload stream Authorization.
  2. To authorize, we must visit the link else open the browser and enter the URL.
  3. Select I’m not a robot.
  4. Then, select the pair.
  5. you will see the pairing successful notification.

Your device IP is paired successfully with the openload server. Now you can stream all movies and Tv shows.

NOTE: This pairing last for only 4 hours. This pairing has to be done for every 4 hours for continuous streaming.

Method #2: Disable Hoster with Captchas

Disabling hoster with captchas, remove the streams that require authorization. once you disable it, whenever you use this add-on you will no longer find the pairing issue. This method is suitable for users who use a few add-ons, but this is a better and permanent solution.

  1. Select Add-ons from the main menu.
  2. Now, select the add-on (example: Exodus).
  3. Go to Tools.
  4. Select Settings: Provider.
  5. Select Playback>> Hosters with captchas>> Disable.

Now again open the addon and try to stream any video.

For, and errors, follow the same steps as you did for

Method #3: URL Resolver configuration

  1. Select the Settings icon at the top left of the homepage.
  2. Select System settings.
  3. At the bottom left corner, there will be a gear icon, change it to expert.
  4. Now, select Add-ons.
  5. Select Manage dependencies on the right.
  6. Select URL resolver >> Right click>> Settings>> Configure.
  7. Then a list of resolvers named as Resolver 1, Resolver 2, will appear.
  8. Select Resolver 4. You will find a list of server names.
  9. Search for the server name in which the error occurred and disable it.

This will hide the server name from the list thereafter.


That all about pairing error. We provided you with 3 methods to eradicate the pairing errors. Try and resolve whenever the error occurs. If you find any issues while trying these alternative methods or any feedback, kindly comment below.