It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
axel_knutt
Posts: 1502
Joined: 11 Jan 2007, 12:20pm

Re: It's very wet!

Postby axel_knutt » 21 Oct 2019, 12:03pm

rbrian wrote:
rotavator wrote:Stuff newspapers into your shoes to help them dry out, that is the good old fashioned way

I haven't had an actual newspaper for years. I did try stuffing my iPad in, but it didn't fit, so they're sat on top of the radiator!

I think the conventional wisdom is that forced drying cracks the leather. The wettest my boots ever got was from walking through bracken laden with water from a storm during the night, it ran down my legs and completely filled my boots. I stuffed them with newspaper when I took them off each night, but they were still wet when I went home four days later.
“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

User avatar
rbrian
Posts: 843
Joined: 4 Mar 2009, 7:43pm
Location: Aberdeen

Re: It's very wet!

Postby rbrian » 29 Oct 2019, 8:41pm

axel_knutt wrote:
rbrian wrote:
rotavator wrote:Stuff newspapers into your shoes to help them dry out, that is the good old fashioned way

I haven't had an actual newspaper for years. I did try stuffing my iPad in, but it didn't fit, so they're sat on top of the radiator!

I think the conventional wisdom is that forced drying cracks the leather. The wettest my boots ever got was from walking through bracken laden with water from a storm during the night, it ran down my legs and completely filled my boots. I stuffed them with newspaper when I took them off each night, but they were still wet when I went home four days later.


My boots are entirely synthetic, and they survived the radiator just fine, fully dry by morning, and no observable ill effects. Much as I hate the idea of plastic pollution, the fact is technical fabrics perform better.

It's been a week, and the motor is working fine. Thanks all for your responses.
Cynic? No, an optimist tempered by experience.

Polisman
Posts: 644
Joined: 9 May 2019, 2:23pm

Re: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater

Postby Polisman » 30 Oct 2019, 12:32pm

Do not, no matter what the state of your boots, put them in the oven I did this years ago and the glue that held the soles on simply melted, and that was the end of the boots!