Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 89
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AcuRiteQualityControl Quality Control Issues
Had this rain gauge and happily used it for 6 years (after several tries, I found one that worked even back then). Recently the case broke (my fault) and I tried to get a new one. I have recently purchased 3 online - all defective!! #1 - I did the calibration test as indicated in the manual several times. It was way off so I tried to calibrate it. The calibration screws were frozen and would not move. Returned. #2 The "clear" button was frozen in the depressed position when it was removed from the package. Therefore nothing worked. Returned. #3 - Thought 3rd would be the charm. It did not register rainfall. I don't know if the problem was the collector or the main unit. Returned. Clearly this product has had quality control issues for many years. Why have they not been addressed and why has Home Depot continued to carry it with such issues ?
July 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1ronic Quite satisfactory
Received the rain gauge, installed it and have enjoyed being able to see how much rain we have received without having to go out and dump the gauge between rains. It seems to be pretty close to the old rain gauge that I have to dump. There is only a hundredth or two difference between them. I am well pleased with this gauge. Will know more by this time next year.
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GRD Rain guage
It is working great at this time. Ordered online and arrived in great time
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by thewamp Beware of out of date Instruction Manual showing model as 00899 instead of 02445SBDI
The latest Instruction Manual download from the Acurite web site shows the model as 02445SBDI. This manual provides information about the function and settings for the A-B-C switches found on both items, which was missing in the manual received with the bundle. In general, this downloaded manual is vastly improved and eliminates much confusion. I found that the included screws and washers for securing the Rain Collector base fell out onto the floor while opening the Clamshell Packaging. They should have been secured due to the very tiny thin plastic wrap that contained them.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cartrider Great product so far
I works great. I have not done the calibration of the unit yet but it appears to be close without doing it. I have told several friends about it and they are getting one. I am also going to buy one for a Christmas present.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Defective
Had one for 6+ years. (Got broken by inquisitive neighbor who thought it was a security alarm and tried to disarm it ! ) Back then, I had to try several of these gauges before I found one that worked correctly ! Things have clearly not improved over the years.
Tested calibration several times on NEW gauge per instructions. Tried to adjust but calibration screws were frozen-would not turn. Returned gauge to store. Ordered another one. There definitely are quality control issues but when you find a "good" one, you are all set.
July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ymmts acurite rain gauge
i have used several oregon scientific rain collectors in the past. they were very accurate. needed to replace them. the acurite unit is easy to set up and use. but the accuracy of the unit is not as good. it measures roughly 20-25% too low. it sits next to an actual in the ground rain gauge. i will keep it and adjust the unit as described in the user guide. just be aware it will not be as accurate as you would expect.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Copperhead Accurite, so glad I found you.
I love it. Easy directions and easy to calibrate. I set it up in my back yard according to directions, and this rain guage works great. We have had several good rains come through recently and it has really proven itself. With El Nino upon us this will be a very valuable tool this winter. I can just sit in my recliner next to the fireplace and read the ditgital read out and stay dry. Thank you for providing this product which is a very reputable company and at a surprisingly low price. I could not find a better price anywhere else. It was out of stock when I was trying to order earlier this year, but they sent me a notafication of it being back in stock and I ordered immediately. It was sent to my local store for pickup. They called me within a week. You can have it sent right to your door,but I thought since I'm really close to my store I would save me some shipping cost.
September 15, 2015