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How do I use a Wet Weather Kit?

It’s the day of the big race and you have come prepared, but the weather has turned ugly and you need to make sure all the equipment works properly despite the rain. Thankfully we’ve got you covered – all you need to bring is a drill.

Wet Weather Kit

Each wet weather kit has enough supplies for 4 timing points with 6m loops

Contents

  • 18x Wire clamps
  • 18x 1-½” Screws
  • 1x Robertson Drill Bit
  • 2x ⅛” Drill Bits
  • 4x Ziplock Bags

Equipment Not Supplied

  • Cordless Drill

Attaching a Timing Loop to a Wet Road

Tape will not stick to a wet road so you will need to attach the loop using the wet weather kit and drilling into the pavement.

If the road is dry but rain is in the forecast, you can still use tape.

Steps

  1. Pull loop across road in desired location.
  2. Using the ⅛ drill bit, drill a pilot hole in the road where you want one of the far corners (opposite side from the lead line) to be located. Some pavement has large stones that can make it difficult to find a location where it is possible to make a hole. You may need to try a few spots. Never use force as the drill bits can break.
  3. Remove the ⅛ bit and attach the robertson bit to the drill.
  4. Place the loop in a clamp and using the robertson drill and one of the provided screws, drill the clamp into the pilot hole in the road.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the remaining corners. If you’re attaching a 12m loop you may want to use extra clamps for the middle of the loop.

Waterproofing Timing Equipment

Activators

The activators are waterproof, but make sure to keep them away from standing water as they should not be submerged. Try to keep ports relatively dry before making connections.

Timing Loops

Timing loops are waterproof, but the Y junction should be kept out of standing water.

Phones

The Phones are not waterproof and should be kept out of the rain or covered with a ziplock bag.

Updated on September 26, 2018

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