Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 92
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hasw05 Excellent guage, although calibration was a pain.
This rain guage is very accurate, it's always within 0.01" of my regular guage. I love it. I've had it for 4 months now and it's still going strong, I haven't had to change the batteries yet, but the plastic shell is beginning to turn yellow and feels a little brittle. The worst part for me was the tedious calibration process, the cup method didn't work for me, I had to wait two weeks for rain and compare it with my regular guage, it took nearly a month to properly adjust it. I would've rated it 5 stars if it came properly calibrated.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by satisfied so far so good
I have only had it a month, so don't know about its long-term durability and reliability. Checked the calibration twice as per instructions and it was perfect. I have it 15' away in a direct line of site through a window. We have an insulate concrete (ICE block with rebar) house so any other location could have been a problem.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenny "Christmas in July for Dad!"
I finally found the product number for this particular product and although the design has changed enormously, Dad is very happy to have a working rain gauge again!! All you do is pull two small pieces out of the box, insert the batteries, put the rain gauge outside and the 'control center' inside the house and Dad has what he wants - the amount of rain you get (or do not get)! He's very happy and that makes me very happy!
August 9, 2016
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 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 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