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Offline JeffCharger

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  • Ontario, Canada
Rain and humidity
« on: February 14, 2003, 11:28:05 PM »
So, now that I have 4 temperature gauges, wind and wind speed on my AAG 1-wire........what's the best approach for adding rain and humidity?  I have read a number of forums on the 'old' dallas rain gauge, but also how they've be discontinued.  What are the best alternatives?  I would like to tap into everyone's experience.
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Offline grhughes

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Jeff
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2003, 02:27:56 AM »
Here's a good way to convert a Davis Rain guage to one wire:

http://www.aag.com.mx/Mod8585.html
-Rupp

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Davis VP

rutat

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Rain and humidity
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2003, 02:45:14 AM »
I bought one of those kits last AAG order.  I've  found that the Davis gauge runs about $CAD 125 so it ain't cheap, all done.  The one from Fascintaing is about $US 40 but I'm not thrilled with its design.  I'm seriously thinking about making my own from PVC.  I only need the  mag reed switch spec and I'm there.

Tom

Offline JeffCharger

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Rutat - have you done anything with the rain gauge?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2003, 09:30:27 PM »
Now that it's spring I am more seriously looking at adding a rain gauge.  What did you end up doing?  AAG/Fascinating/DYI/other?

I am leaning towards getting the Fascinating gauge with the AAG board so that it integrates with the 1-wire and WD.
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Offline grhughes

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2003, 12:52:31 AM »
Jeff,
  The dalsemi weather board has a very active topic on this as we write.  Here are some responses:

Rainwise and Lacrosse rain gauges are both suitable and relatively
inexpensive ~$50-60. I have counter boards that work cleanly on both
units.
The Lacrosse board actually fits into the groove next to the tipping
bucket.
Testimony to Jim Jennings' inventiveness!
Alan Heaberlin
www.buffalorun.com
brewx@buffalorun.com for WX module inquiries
----- Original Message -----
From: "John C" <jc@clerici.com.au>
To: <weather@dalsemi.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 1:18 AM
Subject: [weather] Raingauge Supplier Needed



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John,

I use a rainwise gauge with Jim Jennings board. It has a nice water
proof
tube next to the tipping buckets where you can place the board. I got
it
from Worthington Distribution www.worthdist.com. I'm not sure if they
ship
internationally.

Eric


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Here I found it. Lacrosse "wired" raingauge. WS7048U. Our 1-wire
counter
boards fit in the slot on the instrument. Very clean. Very inexpensive.
$29.95.
It's not an 8" round unit like the purists might insist upon, but it
measures rain.=o)
 http://www.weatherconnection.com/lacrosse/category.asp?cat=3&page=3
Alan Heaberlin
brewx@buffalorun.com
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-Rupp

WinXP
Davis VP

Offline JeffCharger

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JJ Boards
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2003, 11:47:07 AM »
Greg, thanks for the summary.  I was talking with Alan - who is taking over distribution of the JJennings boards.

After your initial posting I searched for the Dal-Semi message board but couldn't find it.  What's the URL?

I have looked at the La Crosse....it appears to be the cheapest.  The Fascinating device is being redesigned and will be ready in a month or so.  The Rainwise looks nice but is a bit priceier.
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Offline grhughes

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Jeff
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2003, 01:19:27 PM »
In order to view the DalSemi weather board you have to be a member.  If your a member then goto :
http://lists.dalsemi.com/mailman/private/weather/2003-April/thread.html

If your not a member then you can try a search on :
http://lists.dalsemi.com/search/search.html
-Rupp

WinXP
Davis VP

 

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