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We fitted each mock up with a sealed metal tray. The metal trays are designed to direct water to the interior of the cladding as if there was a driving rain.
9/23/2014, In the first preliminary test of the use of the trays we poured 12 once of water into each tray to monitor how long it would take for the cladding system to accept the water placed in the trays. This created about 1 inch of water depth and hydraulic pressure. After 76 minutes the tray at mock up 2, the mock up on the left was empty while mock up 1 still had about a half inch of water. It took another 84 minutes for the water in the tray at mock up 1 to completely drain. We will allow the samples to dry out and conduct further testing.