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AcuRite 5 in. Magnifying Rain Gauge
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AcuRite

5 in. Magnifying Rain Gauge

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The AcuRite 11.5 in. Easy-Read Magnifying Rain Gauge measures up to 5 in. of rain water and is designed to magnify rainfall readings by over 35%. Durable weather resistant acrylic construction. Includes an integrated hang hole for easy wall mounting or stake sets easily into the ground. 1-year limited warranty. It's more than accurate, it's AcuRite.

  • Weather-resistant clear acrylic construction
  • Measures up to 5 in. of rainfall
  • Easy-to-read numbers are magnified by rainwater
  • Mounts to a wall or post or stakes in the ground

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The gauge hangs on two screws that are 'permanently' mounted to a fence post or similar object. Just lift up the gauge, turn it upside down and replace it. It couldn't be much easier.
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If the gauge was properly installed, i.e., with some space under the nail or screw heads, simply raise the gauge until the heads are aligned with the larger rounded end of the slot and simply move the gauge away from the surface. Then dump the water, clean as needed, and then replace the gauge on the mounting surface.
If fastener heads are too large, remove them and use fastener with heads slightly Read More
If the gauge was properly installed, i.e., with some space under the nail or screw heads, simply raise the gauge until the heads are aligned with the larger rounded end of the slot and simply move the gauge away from the surface. Then dump the water, clean as needed, and then replace the gauge on the mounting surface.
If fastener heads are too large, remove them and use fastener with heads slightly smaller than the larger rounded end of the slots. Dry wall screws work well. Read Less
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Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not what it should be It's been dry here with little rain. So it took me a while to notice that the level markings were weird. Instead of 4 marks between 0 and 1/2 inch (which would be equivalent to 10ths of an inch), there are 3 marks. Who measures rainfall in 1/8 ths of an inch? The HD web page shows 1/10 ths markings. August 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by easy to see Numbers are easy to read from inside the house. Must watch to be sure cold temps don't crack plastic. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NO SCREWS After bringing the rain gauge home, I was extremely disappointed to find that mounting screws were NOT included in the package. Because the gauge requires a very specific screw that is just the right size to both fasten the gauge to a mounting location and to allow for removal to empty the water, I had to make a special trip to a hardware store to find just the right sized screw. C'mon, how hard would it have been to furnish the screws? Shoddy! July 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by O.K. for the money, but This gauge is o.k. for the money, but it cracks too easily in the smallest of hail storms and renders it useless. It is easy to read the amount of rainfall. I hesitate to recommend it, but again, for the money it's about as good as you're going to get. The glass gauges crack and break even easier. So if you don't mind buying one every year, this is it. May 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Made from clear styrene. Looks good, but cracks Styrene is a optically clear plastic that is easy to mold and looks good. However, it will suffer cracks from internal stresses over time and is useless for a rain gauge and will fail quickly in the outdoors. It is an economical price, but a waste of money! Home Depot should not stock such inferior goods. May 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Modern version of the classic clear tube or mason jar method you grandparents used It's basically a graduated tube only it gets bigger as it rises so that the lower scale can be taller for more sensitive readings when there is a smaller amount of rainfall but yet still have the capacity to capture a weeks worth of fall rain. It's numbers and scales are easy to read from a reasonable distance. Mine is mounted in a pot 10 feet from the window. It is plastic to do not put in in the ground in high traffic areas or some day you will break it from it's stake. However the plastic is thick and not cheap thin plastic so it is fairly durable. Although, it not good at measuring traces of rain and subject to evaporation unlike electronic measuring devices you know it will still be working 100% years and even decades later. June 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by better to see As a person gets older our vision gets harder to see clear, with this rain gauge it is easier to read. June 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nice idea, bad execution. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! In the store I thought that this would be a great replacement for a plastic rain gauge that lasted 15 years and is no longer available.. Big easy to read number were the major plus. With the product at home it's a disappointment. The ground stake part of the unit is not long enough for a stable placement in even clay-laced garden soil, let alone in a heavy turf lawn. Instructions call for 2 inch screws for deck or stake mounting. I have several types of 2 in. wood screws. None have a head that would allow slip off removal of the rain gauge unit for emptying and cleaning. Add insult to injury, what I thought was a whisker of packaging plastic, proved to be a crack on the base of the gauge. Back to Home Depot it goes. June 14, 2014
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