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Offline kdfarms

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Bios Weather Station/rain guage problem
« on: January 12, 2009, 03:32:38 AM »
I have a Bios Weather Station, (cheap, I know but actually pretty acurate)
The rain guage has on a couple of occasions recorded extreme rain amounts
even in dry conditions. As much as 16 inches even when no actual rain.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Bios Weather Station/rain guage problem
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 06:55:14 PM »
start off by checking connections;) and also checking your rain gauge out for any corrosion and nicks in wires



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Re: Bios Weather Station/rain guage problem
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 07:07:16 PM »
Yes, as Josh said, check connections. I've found with the LaCrosse station (also cheap one) that sometimes just unplugging and reconnecting a plug several times clears a problem. Oxidation on the contacts from weathering plays havoc on connections. :-)
Not sure about the Bios rain guage but inside mine there's a reed switch that opens/closes for each tip of the see-saw bucket. If your cables and connections check out o.k. and yours has a reed switch you may want to check that out. If it's not opening and closing completely it will give erratic readings.

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Re: Bios Weather Station/rain guage problem
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 07:11:25 PM »
Consider dielectric grease.
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