|Product Depth (in.)||1.5||Product Height (in.)||14|
|Product Width (in.)||4|
|Measuring Vial Capacity (In.)||5.0||Mount Type||Stake|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year|
A: Yes, 1/8 inch.
A: You are correct! Each line represents .125 inches. The values represented by each line are as follows: .125 inches, .25 inches (1/4 inch), .375 inches, 1/2 inch, .625 inches, .75 inches (3/4 inch), .875 inches, 1 inch, etc. Please feel free to reach out to our support team via live chat or email request on the AcuRite website if we can further assist.
A: As you can see, it is not uniformly shaped. Notice how the space between inches decreases the higher up you go. It is calibrated to the shape to show amounts.
A: The measurements are not based off depth but volume
A: Because measuring rain is about volume. The amount of volume that corresponds to the equivelant of 1in of rainfall in your location is marked on the gauge as 1inch.
A: The top is wider than the bottom so that it collects rain from a greater horizontal area than the horizontal area where it is measured. That is why it is a magnifying gauge--accurate due to the mathematics, but more easily visible from a distance.
A: The holes are slotted with a larger circle on the bottom. The screw head will fit into the bottom and then be slid into the slotted area where is will not come loose. Two screws are used to keep the gauge from rotating. The screws should be tightened only enough to allow the screw head to get in and slide up. When emptying, just lift up, pull out, drain, put gauge back over the screws and slide up.
A: Empty it by dumping upside down. You can widen the holes carefully with a drill bit or a file.
A: You need two size 6/32 screws, about 1/2 inch long, length depending upon what you're anchoring the gauge onto. Just tighten them enough so you can still slide the gauge up and take it off. Then back on, pulling down, so screws are back in top of keyhole.
A: I mounted it on a stick of wood and inserted the stick in an old tubular mailbox support which had been mounted in a bucket of concrete used for the the original mailbox.
A: Hello Robbie, The mounting holes on this rain gauge are keyhole shaped for easy removal to dump the collected water. We do offer smaller rain gauges on AcuRite.com if you are interested in something a bit smaller. If you have any other questions, please contact the AcuRite Support Team at 262-729-4852, we are happy to assist you. Thank you.
A: You can custom-fit a stake or pipe for that
A: It’s built in to the rain gauge itself. Pointed at the bottom like a stake. Just push the gauge into the ground.
A: Yes, there are stakes that go into the ground.
A: No stand you just push the pointed end into the ground but be careful ground is soft or it will break pushing it in. You can save your money and just put tuna cans out and that is a great measuring tool, cheaper. It is a large rain gauge.
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