Magnifying Rain Gauge
Includes: Magnifying rain gauge
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
Dimensions: 12.4" H x 2.8" W x 1.5" D
Rain Capacity: 0" to 5"
This is for Model 00850W4. I have purchased a few of these, due to freezing and cracking in cold weather. Overall, this guage is easy to read and pretty user friendly. It will get dingy inside if not cleaned regularly. I did notice the latest incarnation of this guage was a bit shorter and wider than the one it replaced, though that was ok. But, the mounting screw holes were slightly different, so I had to modify the screws on the pole in the yard. No biggie, but why did they change the hole locations?? When this one breaks, I will likely get another to replace it. That's how it is these days with so many things "Made in China"...Nothing is made to last.
These rain gauges work well. Are easy to read and are affordable. Thank You! John
Iam using this gauge, it very easy to measure
Does exactly what I wanted it to do. A simple rain gauge that is easy to read for a great price.
This is very simple. It works as needed to measure the amount of water my grass is getting on a weekly basis. It didn't break off when I stuck it in the grass, so that's good.
I've had one for several years. Very easy to read from a distance. The design magnifies the amount of water in it. It is heavy plasitic, but do not let water freeze in it. Ice will expand and crack it. Ask me how I know.... I will buy a new one.
It works. An affordable means of deciding if you need to water the lawn.
I actually bought this rain gauge because it was the only type that the Wal-Mart I was shopping in had, but I have been pleasantly surprised at the accuracy or the gauge and the ease of reading the rain totals. I would defiantly recommend this gauge to anyone wanting a standard rain gauge. I have recently purchased a wireless rain gauge from Acurite and I am holding off writing a review on it until it gets a few more rain trials, but thus far it has matched this gauge every time. I currently own 4 different Acurite products and I am considering purchasing the Pro weather station from Acurite as well, as everything I have purchased, that has been made or produced by Acurite, has always worked as advertised, been a durable product, and has been a great value for the dollar.
Very sturdy and easy to read even in low light.
Got this for the wife for her birthday along with a weather station. This gauge does the job nicely as you can see it from quite a distance away.
I had a rain gauge like this at my home and my sister liked mine so well, she wanted one. I bought this one and she loves it. It is easy to read because of the magnifying quality.
Easy to read. Easy to clean at the end of the season. I like the screw holes to be able to mount it if I want (I keep it in the ground). Good value. The blue color is not that vivid, and has faded to a softer color after one year.
I know its hard to get excited about a rain gauge, but this one is really cool. As it fills with water, the water magnifies the reading. We can see the rain totals from our kitchen window onto our deck without going outside. My only gripe is, if its mounted with the screws instead of put into the ground, it's a bit of a pain to empty. By the way, screws are not included. Otherwise, the best gauge I've had.
The best feature is it's simplicity and the ease of seeing the rain level. It's tapered design and plastic costruction should even allow it to survive a freezing spell if you forget to empty the witer before it gets cold at night. 12/26/08 UPDATE: Well, it snowed, then rained and then got very cold (10 degrees). I had forgotten to empty it and it froze and broke! But it is still a great product and I just orederd another. UPDATE 10/3/2010: I still like this product! It survived the winter since I took it inside before the weather got below freezing and put it back out in the spring.
It's inexpensive, no moving parts, easy to read. Just stick into the ground, and rainfall or sprinkler coverage is measured.
Large numbers make it easy to read. With the slot type hangers makes it easy to empty for checking the next rainfall.
This is very simple item. Used it to measure the amount of water my grass was getting on a weekly basis. It did not break when I pushed it in the ground.