Attaching the rain gauge

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Toad
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Attaching the rain gauge

Post by Toad » 03 Jun 2014, 22:39

Hi,

Is there a way to fix the rain gauge to a balcony railing ? I live in an appartment, and I have no garden. Because the rain gauge should receive rain, I plan to attach it outside the balcony: what are the different ways to fix it please ?
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Nigbo
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by Nigbo » 04 Jun 2014, 00:14

I found a great way to fix it on the rails on top of the roof. Cullmann Superklemme
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Toad
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by Toad » 04 Jun 2014, 09:15

Thanks you very much.
Is there a screw under the rain gauge ? I understand that you have screwed the clamp below...

flomatix
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by flomatix » 22 Jul 2014, 15:58

My solution is low tec at a low price for hi phun:
just use several zip ties to attach it to the iron girder.
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amukar
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by amukar » 04 Aug 2014, 16:55

Maybe if you used black and/or red straps, and cut them back, it would look a little nicer. On the other hand, it seems to be a solid fix. 8-)

flomatix
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by flomatix » 06 Aug 2014, 14:24

It's definitely solid for the time being. Of course technically speaking UV radiation will decompose the Polyethylen-straps within a few years. Anyway a remounting is needed every year or so for maintance, such as changing batteries. Unfortunatley I notice that UV radiation also seems to corrode the white plastic part in the middle of the pan as it's already changing it's colour from white to yellow after a few weeks of exposition to sun. Probably these parts should have been made of metal or fibre rather than straight plastics.

a12i
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by a12i » 06 Aug 2014, 19:23

amukar wrote:Maybe if you used black and/or red straps, and cut them back, it would look a little nicer.
Black ones are more weather resistant too, at least the brand I normaly use (Panduit). ;)

amukar
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by amukar » 13 May 2015, 12:48

My gauge arrived today. I put it up with some material I had lying around. I used a strong magnet that I mounted on a simple L-shaped metal plate. I found an old mini tripod which I dismantled. The camera screw was taken off and attached to the metal plate. I then fixed a round metal thing to my garden shed roof and I was pleased. But then I felt a little fainthearted about the magnet. It is very strong, but so is the wind in this location and the contraption is bound to take beatings from the winds. So I quickly added a wire to prevent my gauge from flying away and landing on the garden tiles. The idea was that I could take the gauge off without unscrewing it from its attachment.
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AndyCB8
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Re: Attaching the rain gauge

Post by AndyCB8 » 19 Aug 2015, 13:50

I used a Smatree Ajustable Jaws Flex Clamp Mount to attach mine to the guttering and it is working well.
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