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    Default what do you cover your equipment with?

    so... tis the season of driving wind and rain.

    What do you guys cover your equipment with? Those of you who work in the rain..


    Just curious.

    We usually use a fish bag and a gallon size ziploc

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    Default Re: what do you cover your equipment with?

    If I do happen to work in the rain, I mostly just cover my transmitter since it usually sits in one place for an extended period of time.

    In my area the telco uses the round plastics style Charleslock peds. On the backside after opening the ped, there is a black piece of plastic that covers the rear area where the cables are spliced together. I found one of these laying around one day and thats what I use.

    I haven't found a ziploc bag or anything else big enough that could take eanough abuse to last more than a couple of jobs..
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    My transmittier has it's own raincoat. One of those cheap ones that suck to wear but are good for doubleing up to cover something.

    I have a thick (well semi thick) clear bag I got when my company t-shirts came in. It has held up and done a good job at keeping my reciever dry.

    If it's really raining good I skip all that and use my truck!

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    Subway bags work great to keep the Rycom reciever dry. The transmitter just gets zipped up in a husky tool bag.

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    Default Re: what do you cover your equipment with?

    For the transmitter: old rain jacket or clear garbage bag.

    For the receiver: bread bags, ziplock bags, clear garbage bags or umbrella

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    Default Re: what do you cover your equipment with?

    for the transmitter i use a clear garbage bag and for the reciever a gallon size ziploc...has not stood up for the test of time but when one wears out i get another!!!!
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    I just move to San Diego so I dont have to worry about it.

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    Default Re: what do you cover your equipment with?

    who works in the rain

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    Work???

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    I thought this was show up and get a pay check...


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    I sealed all of my cracks on my rec. and I got a mail bag for my trans to slip into. Or just wipe it down with a bath towel after each time you use it. I have never had one go bad by just doing that alone. After all they do handle the rain to a certain extent.

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    Normally use a plastic grocery bag.
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    I got a Aeropostale gym bag I keep my transmitter in, and the reciever stays in the tool box of my truck. When it rains I just zip up the gym bag and for something so cheap, it repeals water so good.

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    If its raining that hard enough for a bag or cover then Im in my truck. I keep an eye out on the weather and the day before I start preparing for a rainy day.

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    Default Re: what do you cover your equipment with?

    Guys what is your companys policy on using your equipment in the rain?? word of caution, I do not care how behind I was if it was raining my equipment never left my truck. I have seen too many guys having to pay out of thier pockets to replace transmitters because they got wet. If your companys policy is do not get you equipment wet under any condition do yourself a favor and do not use it in the rain just wait for the rain to stop.
    The R/D'S and Subsites look very durible and for the most part they are but do you really want to take the chance of weter seeping inside the transmitter? it happen alot, If your supervisor tells you to continue to locate hunt him or her down and have them sign a writen (you will need to write it up) release of resposibility sheet that just states per company policy you are not allowed to use your equipment in the rain and your super is ordering you to disobey policy and they not you are taking any and all responsibility for any damage to equipment that may happen during the rain or while the area is drying out not for nothing I would rather lose a days pay the have them take out upto $800.00 for a new transmitter (or more).....................
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    Just hold some tickets back from the day before that are actually located and bill them the day its raining...how hard is it to figure out. Damn working in the rain unless its a "REAL" emergency.

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