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 Post subject: Re: cutting it close
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Wow, that was close, I'll be pulling my creek sets as we have some rain the way this weekend...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Guys these are waterproof cases we are talking about....Just saying.

Water should not be a worry.Unlees they were in a raging river...someone did not do their homework


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Open and close that case about 50 times - even before you drill any holes, and submerse it in a pail of water(if only for a couple hrs - not a whole day or 2)...let me know if there is any water in there. Now factor in the dirt, bark etc that can get on that seal when changing batts and cards in the field and maybe add 2 or more years of use- open/shut hot/cold - more wear and tear, flex and hinges getting loose....and not all cases are created equal -I wouldn't want to chance it and if you do your prob'ly gonna have a soaked cam.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:13 am 
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I'll keep mine on dry land for now. Glad it was only close. Predators didn't fair so well. Sorry it was a loss.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:06 pm 
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Greystoke,

Too close for comfort....

I have made it a habit with my Pelican and Otter cases to always have a stiff bristle tooth brush with me and look very closely at the seal and brush anything that looks like it could cause a leak.

In one of my older cams (aluminum boxed sets), I set them up in a creek one time and went away for a day...it rained that night and the water rose a meter over the cam and when I got back to it the next morning, the stream was lapping just below it....but because these older models are so tight, it was fine....at another location however, one of them went through a week long dunking with a raging torrent and the glass lens got sand-blasted...but it was still working inside...

Funny enough, I have a series of photos in my files of the first cam taking photos underwater...it was weird and did the submerged cam sense running water?? I'll never know.

Just gotta keep high and dry buddy....!

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:31 pm 
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how long was it under water..did it work ok after you got it out of the water...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:40 am 
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what size box those are?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:26 am 
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I had one on an otter set low to the river during a flood, was under water for a couple of days till I could get to it and was dry on the inside. But I also carry a toothbrush and keep the seals clean when checking.

This was the last picture it took before going under water, the card was full.


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