I purchased close to 70 rat traps at a couple dollar stores over the last couple of weeks. I had to wait for the stores to restock the traps so I could get a lot of them. My small-scale tests were all very good. I set off around 10 traps without any hitches. I was confident the 60 traps I decided to use would all go off.
It was miserably HOT, I'm guessing it was over 105 deg and the sun was super bright. I had to set the Casios to a 1/20,000 shutter speed because it was SO bright. I hate it when a project doesn't work the first time I try it. I really did not want to be out in the heat any longer than I had to. The first attempt of setting off 60 traps was a failure as the chain reaction stalled at the 20 foot mark- almost exactly halfway. I should be happy 30 traps did go off. After resetting the 30 traps, the second attempt was even more disappointing. I screwed up and put a trap backwards. Definitely the heat got the best of me.
Each time I set the chain reaction off, the hold-down bars get bent up so I have to restraighten them again. I should put some sort of stopper so the hammers don't bend them up. I'll try it all over again and hopefully get a successful reaction.