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Old 01-10-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Default Temp track barrier...vinyl gutters???

I was in Lowes today and in the back of my mind I am on the lookout for something different for track barriers on a temporary track for our club.

Ran across some vinyl rain gutter/downspouts that caught my eye. Looks good and the connectors and 90 and 45 degree bends look pretty seamless so it should not catch on the cars. The downspouts might work as they are about 2" x 3-1/2"....+or- and it comes in 10' lengths.

The first problem would be corner marshalls stomping on it...it would likely crush. I think you could take a 2" x 6" x 10' and rip it in half and slide it up into the downspout...can't crush it then and the weight would hold it in place.

It would not need painted...no splinters....looks awesome.

The U shaped gutter could possible work upside down and also with some dimensional lumber underneath....almost an RC version of the soft wall

The mfg is Raingo...if you are ever in Lowes...or probably Home Depot take a look and see if I am crazy.

The downspouts are about $7.50 for 10', give or take...the gutter is about $5.00 for 10'....so I don't think it would be hugely cost prohibitive?

here is a link to the downspout at Lowes

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...100&lpage=none

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What's the plan to keep the gutter material from moving when it gets wacked hard by a vehicle.

I'm seeing a 100 foot length for a straightaway, but I can't imagine what you'd use to keep it from sliding when it gets hit.
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What's the plan to keep the gutter material from moving when it gets wacked hard by a vehicle.

I'm seeing a 100 foot length for a straightaway, but I can't imagine what you'd use to keep it from sliding when it gets hit.
hmmm...I thought maybe the weight of the ripped in half 2" x 6" lumber would add enough weight to hold it in place???
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The downspouts are awesome. If you run on carpet, the hook side of Velcro works great. At Duneland, Rons new layout uses downspouts filled with bags of lead shot.
At JTec, Donnie and crew ripped the downspouts length-wise using just the sides to make curves. He riveted the sections together. Very Nice
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Yeah...not sure what surface you will be running on. These guys in Colorado:

http://www.htufrederickmd.com/RCraces.htm

Are using the 4x4 fence post plastic material. They have indoor asphalt and use commercial grade "velcro" to hold it down to the asphalt.

The gutter sounds interesting.

I'm looking for something new for our outdoor parking lot for this coming Spring and Summer.
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We need something for an outdoor parking lot.
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just noticed your avatar...too funny
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