Protect Your (Jump) Feet!
14 Apr 2013
I was looking over my jumps after the winter and saw that a couple had cracked and broken end caps. Water had collected in the based of the jumps and when it froze it applied enough pressure to break the caps:
Broken Jump End Cap
So I thought I’d pass along a simple tip to keep this from happening to you. Drill a couple “weep holes” in the bottom of the center connector and in one or more at the bottom of the cap on the feet:
Drilling Weep Holes
They will allow water to drain and not collect:
Water Draining From Weep Holes
By the way I use caps on all the ends of my jumps so if they were knocked over the rough edges will be covered and be less dangerous for the dogs.