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Title: Whaaattt?
Post by: Debbie Dunkley on February 19, 2014, 09:26:02 pm
I can't watch !!
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Post by: royaljenner on February 19, 2014, 09:42:15 pm
I can't watch !!

It can't grow if you don't water it!  Duh....
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Post by: Chuck Simon on February 19, 2014, 10:00:34 pm
I wonder what got spilled on it?
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Post by: Sammy Barr on February 19, 2014, 10:49:02 pm
I had some peavey cs800 boat anchors about 25 or so years ago that got smoke damaged in a fire. Water hose and sunshine and they kept going for years. Only advantage I can see over new 7 pound amps.
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Post by: Bob Kidd on February 19, 2014, 10:53:46 pm
Oh no, looks like the guy I purchase my mixer from! Lol
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Post by: Michael A. Yates on February 19, 2014, 11:26:30 pm
It had a little dust in it.... So I'll clean it with the hose!


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Post by: frank kayser on February 19, 2014, 11:35:55 pm
It had a little dust in it.... So I'll clean it with the hose!


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Bar air grunge deposits and a healthy douse of cheap beer.

He is using de-ionized water, right?   :P 
Title: Re: Whaaattt?
Post by: Michael A. Yates on February 20, 2014, 12:15:40 am
What it's not water proof?
Cheap beer, soap and water will take care of that!

Smh! Never would I do this! Never!


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Title: Re: Whaaattt?
Post by: Michael A. Yates on February 20, 2014, 12:25:13 am

I had some peavey cs800 boat anchors about 25 or so years ago that got smoke damaged in a fire. Water hose and sunshine and they kept going for years. Only advantage I can see over new 7 pound amps.

Sammy I think some of the old peavey stuff is invincible! I have a old rack in storage with 3 peavey m-3000 mark v amps. They have been trough a fire and flood and still kick! They just never get used due to the fact they weigh 1,000,000 pounds and lack of power.


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Title: Re: Whaaattt?
Post by: Lyle Williams on February 20, 2014, 01:29:42 am
Some electronic assemblies are very washable.  Some are not.  Nothing wrong with this if you remove the problem assemblies and have a very good drying plan.
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Post by: Tom Roche on February 20, 2014, 03:03:26 am
Some electronic assemblies are very washable.  Some are not.  Nothing wrong with this if you remove the problem assemblies and have a very good drying plan.
I've washed boards this way and then put them in a large commercial pizza oven to speed up the drying process.  A little cheese and garlic and ..... BAM.  Yummy stuff.
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Post by: Keith Broughton on February 20, 2014, 07:22:53 am
Maybe is so screwed up that he figured he had nothing to loose  ;D
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Post by: Bob Leonard on February 20, 2014, 07:49:01 am
Wouldn't fit in the dish washer.
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Post by: Steve M Smith on February 20, 2014, 08:48:43 am
Maybe is so screwed up that he figured he had nothing to loose

It looks very loose to me.  He should have tightened those screws up!


Steve.
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Post by: Dave Bednarski on February 20, 2014, 12:33:07 pm
wonder if he cleaned that wall first.  that could be a problem. 
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Post by: Steve Oldridge on February 20, 2014, 04:22:27 pm
Bake in oven at 250 degrees for 3 weeks to dry!

[edit;] corrected oven typo
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Post by: James A. Griffin on February 20, 2014, 06:26:46 pm
Judging from the amount of water in the street and the fact that he's taken the back off, I'm guessing that he's already washed the inside of it.

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Post by: Art Welter on February 20, 2014, 07:18:48 pm
Judging from the amount of water in the street and the fact that he's taken the back off, I'm guessing that he's already washed the inside of it.
Good point!

I had a mixer that was wet two days in a row each morning, I had suspected the leaking tent, and condensation, though I had covered the board.
On the third day,  a few channels started flaking out and the board started making noise on the main outputs.

Got a spare board in place, took the mixer out of the case and found the case had gallons of water sponged in the foam on the bottom, and water literally poured out of the mixer.

Turns out sprinklers in the tent had been coming on each night and spraying the console from underneath, the board cover had directed the flow in to the case.

It took three days for the corrosion to start, if the hose jockey in the OP does properly dry the board off before start up, all may be well, or better than it was  ;).
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Post by: Chuck Simon on February 21, 2014, 12:01:20 am
You know if you ever drop a camera in salt water you should soak it in a bucket of fresh water.  Really!  I didn't believe it either but I learned it from pros.  I'm talkin' expensive cameras like the old Nikon F4!  Apparently salt water will destroy delicate electronic connections but fresh water does no harm once dried out.  Not sure how this relates to washing a mixing console though. :o
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Post by: Michael A. Yates on February 21, 2014, 12:03:36 am
He should put it in a big bucket of rice! That's what we do to wet cell phones...


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Title: Re: Whaaattt?
Post by: sam saponaro on February 21, 2014, 02:19:36 pm
I had a beat old band box truck about ten years ago that the roof of the box started leaking from snow.I got to a gig in the winter and I just thought it was frost on the sides of the amp rack.Once I started setting up the power amps started to thaw and water was running out of the rack.One of my Mackie 1400i's I had had chunk of ice in it.Dryed it out for a week and it worked for years.
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Post by: Taylor Hall on February 21, 2014, 04:11:11 pm
He clearly favors a very wet sound.
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Post by: Jonathan Johnson on February 21, 2014, 04:52:15 pm
It's a little hard to tell for sure, but that hose may actually be coiled with an over/under technique.
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Post by: duane massey on February 21, 2014, 07:56:43 pm
The singer did say he wanted mic to sound a little wet....
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Post by: Robert Piascik on February 22, 2014, 11:30:37 am
*I* think he favors a "clean" sound
Title: Re: Whaaattt?
Post by: Jerome Malsack on February 22, 2014, 02:54:27 pm
maybe they are looking for the flood of sound, similar to the wall of sound. 
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Post by: Taylor Hall on February 24, 2014, 10:43:30 am
Ahhhh, I get it. This is how you tune a rig for a turboflood setup.
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Post by: David Kaiser on March 18, 2014, 08:00:24 pm
I have a sound system in Pella, IA that went through a flood. Water poured into the basement of a farmhouse through a sunken window. Three feet of water in the basement.

Mackie 1604vlz Mixer
8 channels of AudioTechnica 3000 wireless in SKB case
8 bodypacks with headsets
4 handheld
2 Distribution Amps
Bag of rehargeable batteries and chargers
12 AudioTechnica MB4000C SDC
 My Kaces 12 space mic bag
1 Crown PZM 30D
1 Crown PCC 160
System wiring  case with RS  SLM, Ebtech Swizz Army CT and a Horizon Stereo Di box
Toolbox with mic cables
12 Ultimate MC40b Mic stands in On Stage speaker stand bags

All got soaked by Iowa farmland water for 2 days. After the flood subsided, my friend who owned the house disassembled most of it and gace evrything a good rinsing. We lost two wireless handhelds and two SDCs. The wireless rack I disassembled two years later and dumped a lot of dirt out of it.
It now resides in the guys school. The direct box still shows signs of dirt,but does pass audio and I want a Radial anyway.
The mic slotfoam in the mic bag had to be replaced. Yeah Penn-Elcom.

I will be using all the above equipment at a gig this Memorial Day, and then later on this year at  It all still works pretty well.