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5 in. Magnifying Rain Gauge

  • Helps to measure 5 in. rainfall
  • Acrylic construction is weather-resistant
  • Comes with a hang hole for easy mounting
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Product Details

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
  • Return Policy
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Specifications

Dimensions: H 14, W 4, D 1.5

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)1.5Product Height (in.)14
Product Width (in.)4

Details

Color FamilyBlueMaterialPlastic
Measuring Vial Capacity (In.)5.0Mount TypeStake

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty1 year
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Questions & Answers

7Questions
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Q:Am I right in thinking every line represents 0.125 of an inch as there are only 3 lines between each half inch marked?
by|Aug 4, 2019
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A:  Yes, 1/8 inch.

by|May 3, 2021

A:  Yes

by|Feb 27, 2020

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.

by|Aug 6, 2019
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    Q:How come when you stick a measuring stick in it what reads as 1/2" is actually 1", and 1" is 2" a...
    by|Jul 12, 2018
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    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.

    by|Jun 6, 2022
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  The measurements are not based off depth but volume

    by|Oct 21, 2021
    2 found this answer helpful

    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.

    by|Sep 1, 2019
      1 found this answer helpful

      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.

      by|May 30, 2019
        1 found this answer helpful
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        Q:Yes, how do you empty it. OK, if you stick it in the ground it's easy to empty, however, my prev...
        by|Apr 9, 2018
        5 Answers
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        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.

        by|May 3, 2021

        A:  Empty it by dumping upside down. You can widen the holes carefully with a drill bit or a file.

        by|Feb 27, 2020

        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.

        by|Aug 6, 2022

          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.

          by|Aug 22, 2018

            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.

            by|Apr 10, 2018
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              Q:is there a stand that holds the rain gage in the ground?
              by|Apr 7, 2018
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              A:  You can custom-fit a stake or pipe for that

              by|Feb 27, 2020

              A:  It’s built in to the rain gauge itself. Pointed at the bottom like a stake. Just push the gauge into the ground.

              by|Apr 8, 2018
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  Yes, there are stakes that go into the ground.

                by|Apr 13, 2018

                  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.

                  by|Feb 16, 2021
                  1 found this answer helpful
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                  Customer Reviews

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                  Turns Yellow & brittle after 3 yrs in Sun
                  Turns Yellow & brittle after 3 yrs in Sun, 9/29/22 bought 2nd one not too costly $5.98, the one on left was 2019. Tip: the lower mounting screw head is much smaller than the upper one (image) to aid in removing but I just keep it on the PVC and have a larger PVC pipe lining in the ground, used a garden hose to blast that hole thru the PVC so no shovel involved.
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                  Response from AcuRiteOct 3, 2022
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                    Easy to see scale and it's simple and convenient
                    One reviewer said you have to pull it out of the ground to read it. I don't know what kind they have but mine disconnects from the ground stack very easily, emptied and replaced back on the ground stack that comes with it. Precise Measurements are not important if I want to just know approximately how much rain we got. For the money it's great and I love it.!!!
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                      Pretty good rain gauge that is fairly accurate but will crack somewhat easily in the cold. This g...
                      Pretty good rain gauge that is fairly accurate but will crack somewhat easily in the cold. This gauge can be stuck in the ground/a pot or mounted on a fence or railing to measure rainfall. I also use this gauge when watering the lawn so I know when to move the sprinkler. I used this gauge the last three years and get good measurements but I left water in it once during a night in the 20s and it cracked. I was able to repair the crack with clear caulk but it would be nice to not have to monitor it too much during cold months, ie dumping out water constantly during the winter. It is made in China.
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                      while it is easy to read and durable, it is in 1/8 inches instead of the standard 1/10 inches tha...
                      while it is easy to read and durable, it is in 1/8 inches instead of the standard 1/10 inches that everyone else in the united states uses!
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                        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.
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                          Clear and easy to read. Not sure if it...
                          Clear and easy to read. Not sure if it was worth the $20 price.
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                          Response from AcuRiteFeb 2, 2023
                          Thank you for the time that you have taken to write your review, we appreciate your feedback! If there is ever anything that we can assist you with, please reach out to our support team via live chat or email request on the AcuRite Support website.

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                          This is a huge rain gage that is easy to...
                          This is a huge rain gage that is easy to read. The background is blue and when it catches rain, it magnifies the reading. I love it!
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                          Response from AcuRiteJan 5, 2023
                          Thank you for the time that you have taken to write your review, we appreciate your feedback! If there is ever anything that we can assist you with, please reach out to our support team via live chat or email request on the AcuRite Support website.

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