For the sake of Accuracy.!!!

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  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you. That word describes it perfectly. The depressions must communicate.

    They must all be able to flow into one another so as to all have the same level.
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yup. Just remember, you've still got to calibrate it. Suggest my method with bottle A and B, above.

    That is in fact what I mean by level surface - all of them.

    You should not be taking angle of rain into account. Just ensure that, at the lowest rainfall you want to be able to measure, you must have the water surface all at one level.
     
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  5. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    I didnt until i noticed it woud be problematic wit a bottle like the one in my original design which has seperate compartments in the bottom… because rain at an angle is specifically why the seperate compartments will not fill at equal rates... which will not allow for accurate mesurements in that lower area.!!!

    My new an preferred upside down design eliminates that prollem... an will also make small measurements easier to read like the cone shaped rain gauge pic i posted.!!!

    New Design:::

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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That will work nicely.

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  8. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks... im perty excited about it

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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like a horror movie but it's really a heart-warming family drama about a grandfather and his grandson making a rain gauge.
     
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  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Question; why not use a regular transparent cylinder rather than a coke bottle?
    A flat bottom would eliminate any problem with uneveness of the structure.
    1" = 1" from bottom.
     
  11. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Well hell... that woud be the easy way... duh

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  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Because what he has is a Coke bottle.
     
  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You're asking for the "sake of accuracy" ....

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  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Then I would suggest that you permanently fill the bottle's indents until you have a flat bottom surface. Draw a line there and measure your inches up from there.

    I'm sure, for sake of accuracy, one should start with a marked level surface and measure up from there.
     
  15. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah... how to make a accurate coke bottle rain gauge... an this thred has fulfilled my wildest dreams... all i need now is a plastic coke bottle

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  16. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Yes that woud work fine... but a solution that i liked even beter was mentioned an thats the one im goin wit.!!!
     
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  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    That's easy. Just check along any Hwy. Lots of littered coke bottles along the road...

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  18. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    No can do... my first job was scavengin cola bottles an due to bad memories i just cant go back to it

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  20. geordief Registered Senior Member

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    Same here ,but only good memories (we also rolled downhill inside aircraft wheels,the bottles were thrown out of the windows of the air force base every weekend).
     

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