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Maineiac
post Nov 9 2010, 02:20 PM
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I'm a new owner of a Vantage Pro 2 weather station. I live in Maine and was wondering if I should cover the rain gauge during the winter months and if anyone had any suggestions on how to do so.

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post Nov 9 2010, 05:45 PM
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Personally, I just cover mine. I use a one and a half gallon Chlorox bleach bottle, cut it in half and use the bottom portion, drill a couple of holes in the sides near the top to prevent condensation and slide it right over the collector.

If you feel the need, Davis makes a rain collector heater for the VP2 for about $150 or if you're creative, you can build your own heater. Recall reading some posts here on that subject. Good luck!

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post Nov 11 2010, 05:52 AM
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QUOTE(hailstorm @ Nov 9 2010, 05:45 PM) *
Personally, I just cover mine. I use a one and a half gallon Chlorox bleach bottle, cut it in half and use the bottom portion, drill a couple of holes in the sides near the top to prevent condensation and slide it right over the collector.

If you feel the need, Davis makes a rain collector heater for the VP2 for about $150 or if you're creative, you can build your own heater. Recall reading some posts here on that subject. Good luck!


Thanks hailstorm that sounds like a good way of protecting the range gauge. I'm worried that a mid winter rain could end up as ice in the rain gauge mechanism.
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post Nov 23 2010, 06:56 AM
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QUOTE(Maineiac @ Nov 9 2010, 02:20 PM) *
I'm a new owner of a Vantage Pro 2 weather station. I live in Maine and was wondering if I should cover the rain gauge during the winter months and if anyone had any suggestions on how to do so.

Thanks


Maineiac, Are you on Maine snowmbile forums? Familier name, Anyway's I live in Mass, and never have had any issues of water freezing in my uncovered rain collector, Either way you won't have accurate precip reading in the winter months without a heater installed. My father lives in Caribou and has not had any issues with his uncovered. Hope this helps.


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