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alfredo cannon

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flooded basement
« on: May 15, 2011, 11:52:18 PM »

Hi, guys. Seattle rainstorm flooded my basement. Quick question for ya. I had some tote bags with xlr mic cables, speakon speaker cables, and some beta 57's that all got soaked. Waiting to see if Allstate insurance covers the damage. My question is: If I dry these cables and mics out, will they likely be fine? Or maybe I shouldn't rely on them and consider them a loss? Just wonderin. Al
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 12:12:14 AM »

Hi, guys. Seattle rainstorm flooded my basement. Quick question for ya. I had some tote bags with xlr mic cables, speakon speaker cables, and some beta 57's that all got soaked. Waiting to see if Allstate insurance covers the damage. My question is: If I dry these cables and mics out, will they likely be fine? Or maybe I shouldn't rely on them and consider them a loss? Just wonderin. Al

Cables will eventually dry out.  Treat the connectors for corrosion.  Microphones will probably be a total loss.  Shure has a repair/replace program, Beta57A is $58 plus tax/shipping.

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

Floods suck.  Hope things improve for you.

Tim Mc
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 12:29:09 AM »

Hi, guys. Seattle rainstorm flooded my basement. Quick question for ya. I had some tote bags with xlr mic cables, speakon speaker cables, and some beta 57's that all got soaked. Waiting to see if Allstate insurance covers the damage. My question is: If I dry these cables and mics out, will they likely be fine? Or maybe I shouldn't rely on them and consider them a loss? Just wonderin. Al

Cables will eventually dry out.  Treat the connectors for corrosion.  Microphones will probably be a total loss.  Shure has a repair/replace program, Beta57A is $58 plus tax/shipping.

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

Floods suck.  Hope things improve for you.

Tim Mc

Be sure to use a corrosion treatment spray that displaces water. Start by peeling the connector hoods back, then spray the shit out of them. After your done hang them outside in the sun to dry.
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 06:42:12 AM »

Microphones will probably be a total loss.  Shure has a repair/replace program, Beta57A is $58 plus tax/shipping.
I vaguely recall Shure having an ad years ago about mics surviving after a flood and being fine after drying out.
 
One factor may be how clean the water was, I can see silt and other particulates being more of an issue once everything dries.
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 07:33:39 AM »

I vaguely recall Shure having an ad years ago about mics surviving after a flood and being fine after drying out.
 
One factor may be how clean the water was, I can see silt and other particulates being more of an issue once everything dries.
I had a couple of SM57's fall into a bar sink full of water and they were in there maybe an hour or so before I found them.

After drying out they worked for many years later.
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 10:03:54 AM »

I vaguely recall Shure having an ad years ago about mics surviving after a flood and being fine after drying out.
 
One factor may be how clean the water was, I can see silt and other particulates being more of an issue once everything dries.

If there is an electronics repair facility in your area, a "sonic sink" may be used to clean any microphones, DI boxes, etc to rid the devices of film/dirt. We used one all the time to clean small boards used in credit card machines (think of the grease in restaurants).

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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 11:20:29 AM »

Hi, guys. Seattle rainstorm flooded my basement. Quick question for ya. I had some tote bags with xlr mic cables, speakon speaker cables, and some beta 57's that all got soaked. Waiting to see if Allstate insurance covers the damage. My question is: If I dry these cables and mics out, will they likely be fine? Or maybe I shouldn't rely on them and consider them a loss? Just wonderin. Al

Cables will eventually dry out.  Treat the connectors for corrosion.  Microphones will probably be a total loss.  Shure has a repair/replace program, Beta57A is $58 plus tax/shipping.

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

Floods suck.  Hope things improve for you.

Tim Mc

Be sure to use a corrosion treatment spray that displaces water. Start by peeling the connector hoods back, then spray the shit out of them. After your done hang them outside in the sun to dry.

Sun? In Seattle? Not this spring.
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Re: flooded basement
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 01:32:19 PM »

Cables will eventually dry out.  Treat the connectors for corrosion.  Microphones will probably be a total loss.  Shure has a repair/replace program, Beta57A is $58 plus tax/shipping.

http://www.shure.com/idc/groups/primary_content/@americas/documents/webcontent/pdf_en_us_service_fees.pdf

Floods suck.  Hope things improve for you.

Tim Mc

 
Be sure to use a corrosion treatment spray that displaces water. Start by peeling the connector hoods back, then spray the shit out of them. After your done hang them outside in the sun to dry.


Sun? In Seattle? Not this spring.

The sun has been making its presence known here sporadically in the last few weeks. Yesterday was near perfect. But yeah in general life in the northwest is 10 months of rain and a lovely July/August.
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