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Offline SLOweather

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8" RainWise Tipping Bucket Gauge
« on: October 15, 2011, 03:03:53 PM »
I found one of these in the garage. It must be the gauge I used with my old Digitar and/or WMII.

I'm going to check the calibration on it, and post results and pix when I have them.

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Re: 8" RainWise Tipping Bucket Gauge
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 03:25:00 PM »
I have a RainWise 8" gauge... it is more accurate than my Davis every time it rains, based on my manual gauge.

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Re: 8" RainWise Tipping Bucket Gauge
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 12:42:29 AM »
Initial calibration check came in at 6% high with the NovaLynx calibrator and counter. A few runs dialed it in to within 1 tip.

The screws are sheet metal in plastic holes, much coarser threads than the Davis ones. I adjusted 1/4 turn at a time to get it closer.

I hope before the next rains to have it mounted and wired for comparison.

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Re: 8" RainWise Tipping Bucket Gauge
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 07:01:40 PM »
Here's the gauge after a calibration run.



Here's the interior. You can see the sheet metal calibration screws. The blue capped cylinder is a junction box for the cable.

I haven't yet deciphered the meaning of the 7.02 written on the tipper. I'm sure I didn't do it in the past.




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Re: 8" RainWise Tipping Bucket Gauge
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 08:06:32 PM »
Exactly like mine... I ran the two wires 80' into my home in underground PVC. It was easy, except for the trench digging.  :-)

 

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