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The Timer got soaked #7346287 11/12/18 09:47 PM
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My stand and fill feeder got toppled over and I guess with all this rain, The Timer got soaked. Any chance of it working once it dries out after taking it apart?


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Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7346334 11/12/18 10:27 PM
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If by timer you are talking about "The Timer" I had this very issue opening weekend. My feeder didn't get knocked over but blowing rain had gotten inside the box and my timer got wet and was displaying all kinds of crazy stuff on the LCD screen and wouldn't tell the feeder to go off. I unplugged the timer and took it back to camp and removed the batteries and then put it in front of a fan with the battery port open to let it dry out that way. Put it back together the next morning and it appears to be working just fine now.

Hope yours lives again as well.

Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7346682 11/13/18 03:08 AM
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Spray it down good with contact clean. It has worked for me in the past.

Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7350417 11/16/18 05:51 PM
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Thanks for the help. I hit it with a blow dryer for about 10 minutes, and in the morning all was fine except MIN button.


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Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7359910 11/27/18 09:25 PM
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if the Trinity River ever recedes, I guess I will get to find out how waterproof they are (aren't) and if the blow dryer trick will work after being submerged for the past 6 weeks (along with a camera)...


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Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7362349 11/29/18 11:20 PM
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Well, it didn't make it. I took it out to the lease and it did not work. Bought another and will replace it the next time I make it out there.


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Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7365966 12/04/18 12:09 AM
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I finally made it down in the Trinity bottom to retrieve my Timer and game camera this past weekend. Based on the water line on the trees, looks like about 7'-8' of water. I pulled camera, timer and battery, pulled batteries out of both and stuck in the refrigerator to try to dehumidify in hopes they might still work but I seriously doubt that will be the case. The leads on the 6 vdc battery had completely corroded off on one terminal and I tried reading the SD card out of the camera after it sat in the fridge Friday/Saturday but I got some error message on my reader.

To add insult to injury, the new 4x6 stand I build last August, spent Labor Day weekend putting on a 10' metal tower and placed in a great spot ... one of the legs went into the mud, snapped off about 2' up and sent the stand into the mud, bent the guy-wire 6' long t-posts driven about 4+ feet deep at about an 60 degree angle when the stand went over. Too muddy to get down there again until I get my tractor with FIL down there to try to pick it up to access how much damage was done to the stand.


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Re: The Timer got soaked [Re: tchunter] #7365993 12/04/18 12:28 AM
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