Emptying the Gutters After the Race

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Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Gumby » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:08 am

I am a race rookie. I have only run two Raingutter Regattas. My most difficult thing is figuring out HOW to empty the water out of the lanes after the race. Any suggestions?



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Darin McGrew » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:29 pm

Last weekend, at a church picnic, someone had a large bucket full of cloth-covered sponge balls. They soak up water, and then act like water balloons, except you don't leave scraps of broken balloons all over the park.

Or you could just use regular household sponges.



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by gpraceman » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:41 pm

You can try using a long tube to siphon the water directly outside or a shorter tube to siphon off water to buckets. On the short side, a siphon tube like this should work fine and is inexpensive, http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/d ... mber=93290


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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by zeezop » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:36 am

If you are going to use a sponge I would suggest Shammy-WOW --- they really do work as well as advertised.



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Rod Turnbull » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:55 am

Add 14 packages of KoolAid and 2 lb of sugar to the water and then hand all the kids straws. :scratching:



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Rod Turnbull » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:58 am

But more seriously something like this would work great and just pump it into the sink.

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Giant-MPDP ... B001GCU85S



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Pack212Scouter » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:59 am

We built ours out of 6" PVC pipe. To drain them, we drilled holes in the ends and put hose fittings on. Works awesome.



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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by Husker » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:08 am

Hard to beat a Wet/Dry Shop-Vac.


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Re: Emptying the Gutters After the Race

Post by pwrd by tungsten » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:53 am

Yep wet dry/vac


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