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davis vantage vue rain gauge problems

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davis vantage vue rain gauge problems

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Hi

been having rain gauge problems for a while now. its showing its raining randomly when its not raining messing with my data. ive checked and cleaned the rain gauge inside the davis it seems ok it pivots ok etc but still the console showing its raining but its not .
could this be a cumulus error ?
am using Cumulus MX 3.0.0 b3043 raspberry pi 3b.
or will it be the rain gauage in the transmitter davis unit ?

thanks
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Re: davis vantage vue rain data error

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If you could zip up the contents of the MXdiags folder in your Cumulus installation and post them in a reply to this topic, that will give us something to look at to attempt diagnosis.

It might be a good idea to update to the latest release once you have this problem sorted.
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If the console is showing it's raining all the time, then it is no surprise Cumulus is too!

I don't know what sort of sensor the Vue uses, but it could be a failing reed switch in the tipper mechanism.
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Re: davis vantage vue rain gauge problems

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freddie wrote: Sat 23 Jan 2021 5:19 pm If you could zip up the contents of the MXdiags folder in your Cumulus installation and post them in a reply to this topic, that will give us something to look at to attempt diagnosis.

It might be a good idea to update to the latest release once you have this problem sorted.
here is the mxdiags rar.
MXdiags.rar


yesterday i did try delete rain data in the ini files. it did clear some data and it was fine for few hours . but then this morning it was showing a rain spike again Highest Rain Rate 1645.8 mm/hr at 10:13 on 23 January 2021

yes i know ive been meaning to do it for ages although i am going to have to use tutorial again as ive forgot its been that long
mcrossley wrote: Sat 23 Jan 2021 5:31 pm If the console is showing it's raining all the time, then it is no surprise Cumulus is too!

I don't know what sort of sensor the Vue uses, but it could be a failing reed switch in the tipper mechanism.
well its not at present its rain rate at 0.0mm . it will do a spike again at some random time it keeps doing this
is it possible to disable all the rain data completely in cumulus i would be happy with that as everything else works. so as it does not send rain data online .
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it done the same today around the same time untill around 15:00pm its stopped again.

Rainfall Today 790.4 mm
Rainfall Rate Max 1645.8 mm/hr at 10:37
High Hourly Rainfall 413.2 mm at 12:20

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Sorry, it's not possible to just disable the rain data.
It sounds like you need to talk to a Davis supplier about replacing some hardware.
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on the 26th rain gauge never spiked at all . it did rain most of the day and i got no readings at all. maybe finally the reed switch has given up will see how it goes from here
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depends on how old/new your Vue is. older models you can replace internals. New models you cant.

https://shop.weatherstations.co.uk/7345 ... 1719-p.asp

speak with prodata (John Dann), he should be able to help.
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Re: davis vantage vue rain gauge problems

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ConligWX wrote: Wed 27 Jan 2021 7:49 am depends on how old/new your Vue is. older models you can replace internals. New models you cant.

https://shop.weatherstations.co.uk/7345 ... 1719-p.asp

speak with prodata (John Dann), he should be able to help.

ok thanks will check that site.
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