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Old 03-27-2003, 12:30 PM   #1
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Track Markings on Carpet.

OK, our club has been running almost 2 years now, one problem we haven't solved yet is an easy solution to hold our track markings, that are made of round 40mm PVC pipe (similar to what they've got at the snowbirds). currently we use 'duct tape' to tape it to the carpet. This takes two of us ages to setup the track, then when we do get racing repairs sometimes have to be made, the lower heats tend to hit / ride over the pipes, ripping the tape.
What i would like to know is how to hold it down better, and without the use of tape to make setup. I've seen at the snowbirds, it done without tape , but how?
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Correct me if I'm wrong (which happens quite often), but don't they lay down plywood (or something) under the carpet first? Then they screw the PVC or whatever into the wood underneath?

That's what they do in Cleveland... and I assume that would be similar.
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Our local track has Velcro attached to the bottom of the pipe and it attaches itself to the carpet. Works really well, at least here.

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i've seen that done with square tubing, but what about round like ours?
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Velcro works great on round ones too. Snowbirds runs it with Velcro.
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ive seen it done with weights in the pvc tubing and being screwed into the plywood underneath. both ways seem to work well.
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We have the round PVC at our track too, we duct tape it and use sandbags to brace the pipes. Not the most preferable thing to do, but it works. Yeah i like how in cleveland the pipes don't move
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you can get some patio stones and box them off in the corners,this is what they used at the Minregg Nats down in Tampa a few years ago.Worked well and not as ugly as big sand bags!
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at our track we put the sand IN the piping instead of sandbags and it works quite well...hope it helps

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We already use sand in our piping too, sealed at both ends with expanding foam, but it isn't enough to hold th pipe alone. we should be trying out the velcro soon.
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