A 60’ (18.29 m) length of communication wire is provided with Rain Can . All splices in the communication wire should be encapsulated in DBRY100 Wire Connectors or an equivalent direct bury splice pack. Any wire exposed above the surface should be routed through electrical conduit for added protection.
Over time, the opening of the Rain Can may become clogged by leaves, twigs, bird droppings, etc. and should be checked and maintained regularly to ensure accurate and reliable operation. To clean the Rain Can, first loosen the set screw on the collar of the funnel assembly and remove the funnel assembly that holds the screen (Figure 4).
Debris may now be more easily removed from the Rain Can assembly, at this point the funnel and screen may be cleaned or replaced if needed, this includes the tipping bucket, as any accumulation of debris can adversely affect calibration, (Figure 8 shows the tipping assembly). Removal of the Rain Can body may help with cleaning and maintenance, this can be done by removing the two screws on the bottom of the body (Figure 5).
Before replacing the funnel assembly, confirm that the drain holes on the bottom of the Rain Can are open and unobstructed allowing for drainage. Gently move the tipping bucket from one side to the other once or twice to make sure it is moving freely. Replace the funnel assembly and tighten the set screw on the collar. Confirm that the opening to the Rain Can is level when the funnel assembly is fully seated. If the opening is not level, adjust the body of the Rain Can to the level position.