The Headwind Consumer Products EZ Read Rain Gauge measures rainfall up to 5 inches. It is 21" tall and its clear plastic tube has bright yellow markings with a contrasting high-visibility orange float so that it can be read from up to 50 feet away. It has a specially constructed funnel to prevent leaves and other debris from entering and clogging the gauge. It is easy to mount on a fence, fence post, or in the ground with the included rust-resistant bracket.
I like the size and the bright readable numbers. What I don`t like is the poor quality plastic tube. it should have been a thick plastic, not the bendable paper thin plastic that it is. I bought two as a gift, because of the poor quality of the tube I did not give these to my friend for his birthday. I will be returning this product.
Why aren't the measurements on Headwind Consumer Products EZ Read Rain Gauge the same as a tape measure?
When measuring the dashes and numbers with tape measure the numbers on the gauge are way off? More than one inch from 1 to 2, 2 to 3?? please explain
Per the manufacturer the Headwind Consumer Products EZ Read Rain Gauge is scientifically calibrated for the funnel to catch an inch of rain compared to the tube size and is not measured the same as with a measuring tape. You read the orange float to be accurate on the amount of rainfall.
How are you supposed to empty the Headwind Consumer Products EZ Read Rain Gauge?
Is the bottom supposed to come off or just dump rain from the top?
The Headwind EZ Read Rain Gauge should have a small tab on the bottom that allows you to release the tube from the bracket you have mounted on the fence. You can dump the water, and put the tube pack in place and replace the tab to secure it.