Acu-Rite 00608BPDI Weather Radio User Manual

Instruction Manual
Weather Center
models 00608BPDI
Weather
Stations
Temperature
& Humidity
Weather
Alert Radio
Kitchen
Thermometers
& Timers
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CONTENTS
Unpacking Instructions............2
Package Contents..................2
Product Registration…......……2
Features & Benefits: 3-in-1.......3
Features: Display Unit.............4
Setup....................................6
3-in-1 Sensor Setup.................6
Display Unit Setup..................7
Atomic Clock.........................8
Set Time, Date & Units............8
Sensor & Display Placement...9
3-in-1 Sensor Installation.......10
Using the Weather Center.....11
Troubleshooting…………....…12
Care & Maintenance............14
Calibration..........................15
Specifications......................16
FCC Information...................16
Customer Support…...….......17
Warranty…………........…….17
Questions? Contact Customer Support at
(877) 221-1252 or visit www.AcuRite.com.
Printed in China
00608PDI INST 073112
©2012 Chaney Instrument Co. All rights reserved. AcuRite is a registered trademark
of the Chaney Instrument Co., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All other trademarks and
copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Patent numbers: 5,978,738; 6,076,044; 6,597,990; US 7,637,141 B2.
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Features & Benefits
Congratulations on your new AcuRite product. To ensure the best
possible product performance, please read this manual in its entirety
and retain it for future reference.
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Unpacking Instructions
Remove the protective film that is applied to the LCD screen prior to using this
product. Locate the tab and peel off to remove.
Package Contents
1. Display unit with tabletop stand
2. 3-in-1 sensor
3. Sensor mounting bracket
4. Mounting hardware
5. Instruction Manual
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3-in-1 SENSOR
1. Temperature & Humidity Sensors
(internal)
2. Release Lever for Battery Access
3. Mounting Point
4. Wind Speed Anemometer
5. Mounting Hardware
6. Mounting Bracket
7. A-B-C Switch (not shown)
ID code that must match displayʼs
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
Includes anchors and screws.
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Features & Benefits
DISPLAY UNIT
Display Unit
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3 4
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20. Oncoming Storm Icon
Indicates a large, rapid pressure
drop has been detected.
Maintains time with split-second
accuracy and automatically updates
for daylight saving time.
21. Current Outdoor Humidity
Arrow icon indicates direction
humidity is trending.
5. Date
6. Peak Wind Speed
22. Current Outdoor Temperature
7. Current Wind Speed
8. Average Wind Speed
Back of Display Unit
Arrow icon indicates direction
temperature is trending.
Based on all wind speed readings
from the past 2 minutes.
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Select between heat index, dew
point, wind chill.
Highest speed from past 60 minutes.
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19. Seasonal Select
Wireless Sensor Signal Strength
Low Sensor Battery Indicator
Atomic Clock Signal Strength
Atomic Clock
23. Adjust Up Arrow
for setup preferences.
9. Time Stamp for Last Wind Reading
24. SET Button
Updates about every 18 seconds.
for setup preferences.
10. Learning Mode Icon
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for setup preferences.
11. 12 to 24 Hour Weather Forecast
26. Daily / All-Time Records Button
12. Barometric Pressure
27. Removable Tabletop Stand
28. Battery Compartment
29. A-B-C Switch
Selects desired records to be viewed
using Records Button (16).
Self-Calibrating Forecasting pulls data
from the outdoor sensor to generate
your personal forecast.
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Arrow icon indicates the direction the
pressure is trending.
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25. Adjust Down Arrow
Disappears after weather forecast
self-calibration is complete.
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ID code that must match sensorʼs
A-B-C switch to ensure units
synchronize.
13. Low Battery Indicator
14. Current Indoor Humidity
15. Auto or Manual Pressure Mode
30. Battery Compartment Cover
Indicates pressure mode preference.
Auto Pressure Mode
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Pressure will self-calibrate over a 14
day Learning Mode.
Manual Pressure Mode
Indicates the pressure has been
manually calibrated.
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16. Current Indoor Temperature
17. Record Highs & Lows Button
View records for temperature and
humidity.
18. Moon Phase
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SETUP
Display Unit Setup
3-in-1 Sensor Setup
1 Install or Replace Batteries
3. Insert 4 x AA batteries into the
battery compartment, as shown.
Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in
the battery compartment.
Batteries MUST be installed for this
product to operate. AcuRite
recommends high quality alkaline or
lithium batteries for the best product
performance. Heavy duty or
rechargeable batteries are not
recommended.
4. Replace the battery cover and
lower housing of the sensor.
2 Set the A-B-C Switch
The 3-in-1 sensor requires lithium
batteries in low temperature
conditions. Cold temperatures can
cause alkaline batteries to function
improperly. Use lithium batteries in the
3-in-1 sensor for temperatures below
-4ºF / -20ºC.
The A-B-C switch is located inside the
battery compartment. It can be set to
A, B or C. However, you must select
the same letter choices for both the
sensor and the display unit in order
for the units to synchronize.
1 Install or Replace Batteries
2. Remove the battery compartment
cover. Take note of the A-B-C switch
setting inside the battery
compartment for step 2.
Locate the A-B-C switch inside the
battery compartment. Set the
A-B-C switch to A, B or C. You
must select the same letter choices
for both the display unit and the
sensor in order for the units to
synchronize.
1. Remove the battery
compartment cover.
2. Insert 3 x AA alkaline batteries
into the battery compartment,
as shown. Follow the polarity
(+/-) diagram in the battery
compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
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1. Press the release lever and pull off
the lower housing of the sensor.
2 Set the A-B-C Switch
A-B-C Switch
set to match
sensor
ABC
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ABC
Install Batteries
3 AA batteries
ABC
2
A-B-C Switch
set to match
display unit
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Install Batteries
4 AA batteries
PLEASE DISPOSE OF OLD OR DEFECTIVE BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE
WAY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BATTERY SAFETY: Clean the battery contacts and also those of the device prior to battery installation. Remove batteries from equipment which is not to
be used for an extended period of time. Follow the polarity (+/-) diagram in the battery compartment. Promptly remove dead batteries from the device. Dispose of
used batteries properly. Only batteries of the same or equivalent type as recommended are to be used. DO NOT incinerate used batteries. DO NOT dispose of batteries
in fire, as batteries may explode or leak. DO NOT mix old and new batteries or types of batteries (alkaline/standard). DO NOT use rechargeable batteries. DO NOT
recharge non-rechargeable batteries. DO NOT short-circuit the supply terminals.
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Atomic Clock
AcuRite atomic clocks use a radio-controlled signal to synchronize to the
correct time broadcast by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) Radio Station WWVB, located near Fort Collins, Colorado. WWVB
broadcasts the current time and date with split-second accuracy.
This AcuRite atomic clock will maintain itself to the correct time, and
automatically adjust itself for daylight saving time to provide the most accurate
timekeeping standard possible.
Please note: The atomic signal generally takes a few hours to synchronize, so it
is important to manually set the time and date after powering on the display.
Set the Time, Date & Units
The clock and calendar are utilized to time stamp history records and other
data, so it is important to set the time and date soon after you power on the
display unit.
Press the “SET” button to enter SET MODE. Once in set mode, the preference
you are currently setting will blink on the display.
To adjust the currently selected (flashing) item, press and release the “ ” or
“ ” buttons (press and HOLD to fast adjust).
To save your adjustments, press and release the “SET” button again to adjust
the next preference. The preference set order is as follows:
TIME ZONE (PST MST CST EST AST HAT [HAST] AKT [AKST])
AUTO DST (Automatically adjust time -/+ on DST dates)
CLOCK HOUR
CLOCK MINUTE
CALENDAR MONTH
CALENDAR DATE
CALENDAR YEAR
UNITS: TEMPERATURE (ºF or ºC)
UNITS: WIND SPEED (mph, kph, knots)
UNITS: PRESSURE (inHg or mb)
You will automatically exit SET MODE if no buttons are touched for 30
seconds. Enter basic setup mode at any time by pressing the “SET” button.
Placement for Maximum Accuracy
AcuRite sensors are sensitive to surrounding environmental conditions. Proper
placement of both the display unit and the sensor are critical to the accuracy
and performance of this product.
Display Unit Placement
Place the display unit in a dry area free of dirt and dust. To
ensure accurate temperature measurement, place out of direct
sunlight and away from heat sources or vents. Display unit stands
upright for tabletop use or is wall-mountable.
3-in-1 Sensor Placement
The 3-in-1 sensor is designed to remain outdoors all year long.
Choose an open location with no obstructions above or around
the sensor for the most accurate measurements.
Important Placement Guidelines
Display unit and sensor must be within 330ft (100m) of each other.
MAXIMIZE WIRELESS RANGE
Place units away from large metallic items, thick walls, metal surfaces, or other
objects that may limit wireless communication.
PREVENT WIRELESS INTERFERENCE
Place both units at least 3ft (.9m) away from electronic devices (TV, computer,
microwave, radio, etc.).
LOCATE AWAY FROM HEAT SOURCES
Position sensor away from heaters, air conditioners, chimneys, exhaust vents,
asphalt and concrete (surfaces that radiate heat).
LOCATE AWAY FROM HUMIDITY SOURCES
Avoid installing the sensor near pools, spas, or other bodies of water. Water
sources may impact humidity accuracy.
LOCATE AWAY FROM SPRINKLER HEADS
DO NOT install the sensor where it will be sprayed by a sprinkler system. This
may force water inside the sensor.
LOCATE AWAY FROM WIND & RAIN OBSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT mount the sensor with obstructions around it.
Consider a location that is a wide open area, with few
structures around to ensure accurate wind speed
measurement.
Visit us online to view installation photos and
video, or learn more about AcuRite technology:
www.AcuRite.com/3in1
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OPERATION
3-in-1 Sensor Installation Guidelines
INSTALLATION HEIGHT Mount the sensor at least 5 feet (1.5 meters) off the
ground (higher is better for wind measurement) in an open area. Secure to
fence post, 2ʼx4ʼ wood, 3/4” pole, etc. (not included)
LEVEL INSTALLATION Use a bubble level (not included) to ensure level
installation for accurate wind measurement.
Top Mount
Top or Side Mount
Side Mount
1. Insert the mounting base into the
hole on the bottom of the sensor.
2. Use one of the screws included in
the hardware bag to fasten the
lower sensor housing to the
mounting base.
Using the Weather Center
Weather Forecast
AcuRiteʼs patented Self-Calibrating Forecasting provides your personal forecast
of weather conditions for the next 12 to 24 hours by collecting data from the
sensor in your backyard. It generates a forecast with pinpoint accuracy personalized for your exact location.
EXAMPLE
OF WEATHER
FORECAST
DISPLAY
ICONS
RAIN
LIKELY
PARTLY
CLOUDY
CLEARING
LIGHT SNOW
LIKELY
CLOUDY
MOSTLY
CLOUDY
(flashing=stormy)
RAIN/SNOW
MIX LIKELY
3. Make sure the sensor is level using
a bubble level.
LIGHT RAIN
LIKELY
SNOW
LIKELY
(flashing=stormy)
View the complete list of icons at www.AcuRite.com/acurite-icons
4. Fasten mounting base to a post or
railing using 2 screws.
“Learning Mode”
Pole Mount
1. Insert 3/4” schedule 40 PVC (25.8 mm
O.D.) pole (not included) or similar item
all the way into the hole on the bottom of
the sensor. Note: Mounting base not used.
2. Use one of the screws included in the
hardware bag to fasten the lower sensor
housing securely to the pole.
3. Make sure the sensor is level using a
bubble level.
Pole Mount
Do not install during
electrical storms. Do
not place pole or
sensor near
electrical lines or
electrical equipment.
The 3-in-1 sensor is now ready to use.
Basic Setup is Complete
The 3-in-1 sensor will now synchronize with the display unit. It may take a few
minutes for synchronization to complete. If both or one of the units appear to
be functioning improperly, please refer to the troubleshooting section.
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Self-Calibrating Forecasting use a unique algorithm to analyze changes in
pressure and temperature over a time period (called Learning Mode) to
determine your altitude. After 14 days, the Learning Mode icon disappears
from the display screen. At this point, the self-calibrated pressure is tuned in to
your location and the unit is ready for superior weather prediction.
Barometric Pressure
Subtle variations in barometric pressure greatly affect the weather. This
weather center displays the current pressure with an arrow icon to indicate the
direction the pressure is trending (FALLING, STEADY, or RISING).
High & Low Records
The Record Highs & Lows button ( ) displays minimum and maximum
recordings for outdoor and indoor temperature and humidity. To select
between viewing daily (since midnight) or all-time records, slide the switch
located on the back of the display. To reset low records, press and hold the
(
) button while viewing low records. To reset high records, press and hold
the (
) button while viewing high
records.
Wind Speed
The Wind area of the display features
WIND SPEED PEAK, AVERAGE,
CURRENT WIND SPEED, and a graphic
representation of current wind speed.
There is also a time stamp for the last
wind speed reading.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Problem
No outdoor sensor
reception
no bars
Outdoor
temperature
is flashing or
showing dashes
Inaccurate forecast
Possible Solution
• Relocate the display unit and/or the 3-in-1 sensor.
The units must be within 330ft (100m) of each
other.
• Make sure both units are placed at least 3 feet
(.9m) away from electronics that may interfere
with the wireless communication (such as TVs,
microwaves, computers, etc).
• Use standard alkaline batteries (or lithium
batteries in sensor when temperature is below
-4ºF/-20ºC). Do not use heavy duty or
rechargeable batteries. NOTE: It may take up to
20 minutes for display unit and sensor to
synchronize after batteries are replaced.
• Synchronize the units:
1. Bring both the sensor and display unit indoors
and remove at least one battery from each.
2. Reinstall the battery in the outdoor sensor.
3. Reinstall battery into the display unit.
4. Let the units sit within a couple feet of each other
for about 20 minutes to gain a strong connection.
Problem
Inaccurate
temperature or
humidity
• Weather Forecast icon predicts conditions for the
next 12 to 24 hours, not current conditions.
• Has Learning Mode icon disappeared from the
display unit? Learning Mode must complete
before forecast and pressure will be accurate.
• Allow unit to run continuously for 33 days.
Battery removal or resetting the display unit will
restart Learning Mode. After 14 days, forecast
should be fairly accurate, however Learning
Mode calibrates for a total of 33 days.
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• Make sure both the display unit and 3-in-1 sensor
are placed out of direct sunlight and away from
any heat sources or vents (see page 11).
• Make sure both units are positioned away from
moisture sources (see page 11).
• Make sure 3-in-1 sensor is mounted at least 5ft off
of the ground.
• Calibrate indoor and outdoor temperature and
humidity (see page 20).
Inaccurate wind
readings
• What is wind reading being compared to? Pro
weather stations are typically mounted at 30ft
high or more. Make sure to compare data using
a sensor positioned at the same mounting height.
• Check location of the sensor. Ensure itʼs mounted
a minimum of 5ft in the air with no obstructions
around it (within several feet).
•Ensure wind cups are spinning freely. If they
hesitate or stop try lubricating with graphite
powder or spray lubricant.
Display screen
not working
• Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
Batteries may need to be replaced.
• Check that power adaptor is fully plugged in (if
using power adapter for power source).
• Reset the display by pressing the reset button,
located on the back of the display unit. Date and
time will need to be entered after a reset.
Flashing of the outdoor temperature may be an
indication of wireless interference.
• Make sure the A-B-C switch in the battery
compartments of both the display unit and sensor
are switched to the same letter. You may choose
A, B or C; but both units must match to sync up.
Possible Solution
If your AcuRite product does not operate properly after trying
the troubleshooting steps, visit www.AcuRite.com or call
(877) 221-1252 for assistance.
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Care & Maintenance
Calibration
Display Unit Care
Calibrate Temperature & Humidity
3-in-1 Sensor Care
1. Locate the “ ”, “SET”, and “ ” buttons on the back of the display unit.
Press AND HOLD all three buttons for at least 5 seconds.
Clean The Sensor
2. The temperature will begin flashing, indicating it is ready to be calibrated.
Clean with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives. Keep
away from dust, dirt and moisture. Clean ventilation ports regularly with a
gentle puff of air.
Clean with a soft damp cloth. Do not use caustic cleaners or abrasives.
Insect Prevention
Insects may cause obstructions and interrupt data by nesting in or on the 3-in-1
sensor. To limit this problem, spray sensor with a household insect repellent.
Consult the insect repellent instructions prior to use.
Snow & Freezing Weather
The 3-in-1 sensor will not be damaged by freezing conditions.
Clean the Wind Anemometer
Remove foreign matter from the outside of the sensor for free movement of the
wind anemometer. If needed, use a small amount of clear silicone spray
lubricant or graphite powder on the anemometer for improved movement.
The indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity readings can be calibrated on
the display unit to improve accuracy. Calibration can improve accuracy when
3-in-1 sensor placement or environmental factors impact your data accuracy.
3. Press the up or down arrow buttons to calibrate the data value higher or
lower from the actual reading.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm the calibration adjustment. Note: The “
icon remains illuminated next to calibrated values.
”
5. The next calibratable data will begin flashing, indicating it is ready to be
calibrated. Repeat Steps 1 - 4 to calibrate additional data.
Calibrate Barometric Pressure
The Weather Center default pressure mode is “AUTO”. In auto mode, the
pressure will calibrate itself over a 14 day Learning Mode. Barometric pressure
can be manually calibrated:
1. Locate the “ ”, “SET”, and “ ” buttons on the back of the display unit.
Press AND HOLD all three buttons for at least 5 seconds.
2. Press the “SET” button to cycle through data until the pressure value begins
flashing.
3. Press the “ ” or “
” button to select “MANUAL” pressure mode.
4. Press the “SET” button to confirm.
5. Press the “ ” or “ ” buttons to calibrate the pressure value higher or
lower from the self-calibrated reading.
6. Press the “SET” button to confirm the calibration adjustment. Note: The “
icon remains illuminated next to the calibrated value.
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Customer Support
Specifications
TEMPERATURE RANGE
HUMIDITY RANGE
WIND SPEED
WIRELESS RANGE
OPERATING FREQUENCY
POWER
DATA REPORTING
Outdoor: -40ºF to 158ºF; -40ºC to 70ºC
Indoor: 32ºF to 122ºF; 0ºC to 50ºC
Outdoor: 1% to 99%
Indoor: 1% to 99%
0 to 99 mph; 0 to 159 kph
330ft / 100m depending on home construction materials
433mhz
7 x AA alkaline or lithium batteries (not included)
Wind Speed: 18 seconds
Outdoor temperature & humidity: 18 sec. updates
Indoor temperature & humidity: 60 sec. updates
FCC Information
TThis device complies with part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1- This device may NOT cause harmful interference, and
2- This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to
this equipment. Such modifications could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two confitions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence.
L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en
compromettre le fonctionnement.
AcuRite customer support is committed to providing you with
best-in-class service. For assistance, please have the model number of
this product available and contact us in any of the following ways:
info@chaney-inst.com
(877) 221-1252
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www.AcuRite.com
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to quality technology. Chaney Instrument Co.
warrants that all products it manufactures to be
of good material and workmanship, and to be
free of defects when properly installed and
operated for a period of one year from the
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Chaney Instrument Co. warrants that all products it manufactures
to be of good material and workmanship, and to be free of defects
when properly installed and operated for a period of one year
from the date of purchase. Remedy for breach of this warranty is
limited to repair or replacement of the defective item(s). Any
product which, under normal use and service, is proven to breach
the warranty contained herein within ONE YEAR from date of sale
will, upon examination by Chaney, and at its sole option, be
repaired or replaced by Chaney. Transportation costs and charges
for returned goods shall be paid for by the purchaser. Chaney
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The above-described warranty is expressly in lieu of all other
warranties, express or implied, and all other warranties are
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implied warranty of merchantability and the implied warranty of
fitness for a particular purpose. Chaney expressly disclaims all
liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, whether
arising in tort or by contract from any breach of this warranty.
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or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. Chaney further disclaims all liability from
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authorized to modify or waive the terms of this paragraph, and the
preceding paragraph, unless done in writing and signed by a duly
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