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If you're tired spending your money on a rain gauge, only to find it cracks, splits or goes cloudy in a short time? There is a solution and you're going to love it.
You're probably thinking rain gauges are all made of plastic and resign yourself to the fact that they don't last very long when exposed to the elements.
Yes, you are right. However, not all plastic rain gauges are equal. Plastic is plastic so how can a plastic rain gauge be different?
The secret is in the TYPE of plastic materials used to make the rain gauge.
Living in Australia our climate is pretty harsh, with strong sun and a high UV index to boot. These tough climatic conditions play havoc with some plastics. That's why most Aussie plastic furniture, pot plant tubs and other outdoor items like rain gauges deteriorate fast in the sun, they go powdery, crack making them look tired and ugly. It's so disappointing when this happens.
Our Aussie based company has done years of research and testing to come up with the BEST rain gauges for durability and reliability, so you don't have to keep wasting your money on another disappointing rain gauge.
RAIN GAUGE #1:
Introducing the highly rated Outdoor Home Heavy Duty Rain Gauge. This sturdy rain gauge is a post mount garden rain gauge with a 6 inch rain fall collection capacity which is more than enough capacity for most rain fall volumes.
The secret to this tough rain gauge is as I mentioned earlier in the plastic... Can you guess the type of plastic we use?
This ever popular rain gauge is crack-proof and doesn't show discolorations from long periods of exposure to the elements
Apart from using this rain gauge for fun weather recording or professional activities, it's a great gift idea for your avid gardener and greenhouse friends.
RAIN GAUGE #2:
Outback Blue Large Capacity Rain Gauge.
This tough rain gauge is a post mount professional style gauge with a huge 11 inch collection capacity. This style of rain gauge is what some weather monitoring organisations use to record the rainfall.
This beauty has an inner and outer collection tubes and will collect small sprinkles of rain or monsoonal type downpours.
This rain gauge is tough and looks just like new even after years in harsh sunlight.
So there you have it! Two tough, reliable rain gauges that will get the job
done giving you years of enjoyment. Both made in Australia using high quality plastic. Have you guessed the type of plastic yet?
NOW THE SECRETS OUT!
The secret plastic a quality rain gauge has that keeps it not only looking great and prevents it from cracking or discolouring is - POLYCARBONATE PLASTIC
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If you are fed up with your rain gauge becoming unreadable or breaking in a matter of months, read this!
The reason many rain gauges crack and break or become unreadable is because of the material they are made out of. Plastic rain gauges come in many grades quality of plastic, and the main reason a rain gauge may be cheap is because of the quality of the materials used.
So if you are wanting a rain gauge that lasts the distance, won't go yellow or crack in the sun or frost conditions you need to be paying attention to the quality of materials used in the product.
Polystyrene plastics are more commonly associated with the cheaper end of the rain gauge range. The plastic is easy to use and print on, however it is brittle.
At the other end of the plastic spectrum you have Polycarbonate plastic rain gauges. With more expensive material costs and to manufacture, they have the unrivalled advantage of being tough and durable in extreme climatic conditions. In harsh sunlight this plastic rain gauge does not yellow or go cloudy, so it remains easy to read and manage. Able to withstand frost conditions, however it may crack with snow freezing in it. Rain gauges manufactured from this type of plastic are usually chosen by weather bureaus and commercial enterprise because of it's durability.
For the very serious weather watcher metal rain gauges and automatic tipping bucket rain gauges could be appropriate. These definetely fall into the very pricey category!
For the backyard gardener or keen weather watcher the polystyrene or polycarbonate manual rain gauges are popular choices. If you are a gadget freak, then a electronic rain gauge or weather station may be a perfect fit.