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by Kenshiro
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!
Replies: 20
Views: 3207

Re: I made a Lag Bolt Hand Crank Tool!

Cool work I like it
by Kenshiro
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Oh hey, there’s...this thing! Okay I’ll check in
Replies: 4
Views: 1072

Oh hey, there’s...this thing! Okay I’ll check in

Been around probably a year now and just realized this was here.

I’m Ken. I’m in Portland Oregon, though I’m the only one in my camp from here. Been burning since 2011 iirc. The first three years very superficially, the last three years I’ve been much more invested.
by Kenshiro
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

BBadger....OK, I'm an idiot......I can't find 3/8" or 1/2" X 14 or 16 anywhere on that site. May I crave a boon and get ya to gimmee a link ? I can handle this call and order them for you. Just need you to email me your credit card number, pin, and security code. http://www.thefastenerstop.com/cate...
by Kenshiro
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: LAG SCREWS and MONKEY HUTS...
Replies: 16
Views: 3841

Re: LAG SCREWS and MONKEY HUTS...

In the interest of giving back I'm gonna piss in the lag screw pond here with my monkey hut solution which worked for me this year (first big burn,yay). I got 24" long 1/2" lag screws then cut 10-12" sections of 1/2" PVC "sleeves" to put around the top half of the lag screws. Below the PVC I put so...
by Kenshiro
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Impressive stuff (again)

Nice to know the playa actually was harder than usual this year. It seemed to me to be so, but I don’t have as consistent a frame of reference since I’ve been doing different and much smaller-scale things every year.
by Kenshiro
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

The “Inner Circle” of people who oversee how our camp’s major structures go together were all very happy with how the lags worked for us this year where we used them and are looking to diversify their utilization going forward. I donated a bunch of extra lags I accumulated just experimenting over th...
by Kenshiro
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

It's a goal before my next burn to figure out how to secure this BRH shade with all lags and no rebar. My suspicion is most applications widely believed to still be better served with rebar actually could probably still be better done with lags by merely duct-taping chain to whatever the structure ...
by Kenshiro
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: In Tent Fans
Replies: 23
Views: 2382

Re: In Tent Fans

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-Hybrid-Portable-Fan-Tool-Only-P3320/205022215 If you happen to have the Ryobi platform of battery power tools, they have this fan for $40 that gets surprisingly high marks (especially for a budget tool brand) in terms of efficiency, relatively quiet oper...
by Kenshiro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 1662

Re: Lag bolts in store

I think some are misunderstanding my posts here. Stakes are generally pounded in a distance from the object being secured (tent or whatever) so most of the load being placed on them is horizontal. And that’s generally how we use rebar on the playa. Just bigger, thicker stakes (that are also much mor...
by Kenshiro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 1662

Re: Lag bolts in store

But if they're sticking out like stakes they might not be deep enough in the ground. Plus they'd be a pain to drive in. All things relative of course...but most rebar for basic camp stuff isn’t going much over 14” into the ground. When I say used as stakes, I don’t mean with some of the thing out o...
by Kenshiro
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 1662

Re: Lag bolts in store

3/4”x14” though...those would be absolutely awesome if you’re intending to use them in a more “stake-like” fashion where they’re being subjected to a lot of bending load. You won’t have to adjust how you do things much if you’ve previously been doing rebar.
by Kenshiro
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

... being able to handle inebriated Burners (myself included) stumbling into it. Ha! I’ll drink to that! BTW, them unions - pretty darn slick! Why thank you, good sir! Although to be perfectly honest, if I were doing this one again, I’d skip the unions for a number of reasons. Most significant of w...
by Kenshiro
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

[errant attempt to edit; ignore]
by Kenshiro
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Ooh, now I’m curious how much flex that thing is gonna have being lots of PVC. If I were responsible for keeping that upright for 9 days, I would try to tie and strap things such that all horizontal members have tension on them and are pulling away, while the shade cloth is holding things together ...
by Kenshiro
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 23
Views: 3008

Re: Impact Drivers

Pay attention to how hot the thing gets as you go. Even though most impact drivers may have the juice to put a lag bolt in just fine any given time, smaller units may accumulate heat more easily if you’re doing a bunch in quick succession and that can shorten the life of the tool considerably. I wen...
by Kenshiro
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

https://i.imgur.com/uJdxMdG.jpg In my case the wire rope solution is perfect. This is the base of the shade structure I built that fits around and over my Shiftpod. Not too bad, in retrospect I could have done a number of things better, but it’s covered the basics alright the last few years and is ...
by Kenshiro
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I was eyeballing the wire rope segments at HD, the kind with crimped loops at either end. They sell them in short lengths with loops on each end. Don't how strong they are but looks really useful for weird attachment scenarios like yours... This is what I’ve finally gotten around to doing for this ...
by Kenshiro
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

This Ryobi impact wrench comes with one 4Ah battery. Is that sufficient for one burn? Anchoring a hexayurt. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-1-2-in-Impact-Wrench-Kit-P1833/302648209 It would take some remarkable circumstance for it to not be enough, but bring the included charger anyway.
by Kenshiro
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I decided to bump up to 5/8”x24” for my shade structure as an insurance policy. I’m sure the 1/2”x18” would be more than adequate most years but my big Makita impact wrench won’t have difficulty driving these anyway, so...
by Kenshiro
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation

FIGJAM wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:16 pm
I know her and she would never say that.
I would be very afraid if she did :lol:
by Kenshiro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 1160

Re: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation

Ratty wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:09 am
I would go longer. Sometimes the first 6 inches are just loose dust.
Something about this is oh-so-close and yet oh-so-far from a “that’s what she said” joke
by Kenshiro
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Ryobi recently came out with 6Ah batteries too. They released on a pretty sweet sale; not sure how likely it is they’ll have another discount between now and this impending Burn. I also took up the Ryobi stuff, by virtue of their cheap impact wrench, glue gun, and mattress inflator. Personally I’ll ...
by Kenshiro
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Using EMT and PVC for the same shade structure
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Using EMT and PVC for the same shade structure

Also from your sketches there aren’t really any parts that will not be load-bearing. For PVC to take up any load anywhere it would need to be quite a bit thicker than whatever EMT is adequate.
by Kenshiro
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Only 6" of 24" lag screw is threaded
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Only 6" of 24" lag screw is threaded

You get most of your anchoring from the more solidly packed, deeper part of the playa anyway.
by Kenshiro
Wed May 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 2684

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

I actually leave my mattress incompletely inflated the entire time. It’s the daytime heat increasing the pressure that forces that partial deflation when you get back each night. It also introduces extra risk of popping the thing. A little less air doesn’t terribly change the comfort level in my opi...
by Kenshiro
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anyone ever have any issues with playa dust wrecking your air-con?
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Re: Anyone ever have any issues with playa dust wrecking your air-con?

Highly unlikely. 20 years and hundreds of thousands of vehicles later, it would have been a thing. I’m guessing crappy vehicle with crappier AC? Mkay. Yeah, I’ve gone a half dozen times as well now and have never had anyone else having A/C issues pop up in conversation, but I wanted to explicitly a...
by Kenshiro
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anyone ever have any issues with playa dust wrecking your air-con?
Replies: 7
Views: 2118

Anyone ever have any issues with playa dust wrecking your air-con?

Sorry if this is a common thing I magically never heard of, but the car I use for Burning Man has had the air-con go out twice and I’m just covering possible explanations. It doesn’t coincide at all with when I go to Burning Man, but I’m wondering if playa dust getting into things could be causing t...
by Kenshiro
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Ratty wrote:My hardware store just ordered me 25 of the 16 by ½. They are $1.39 + tax. I thought that was a great price. Still waiting for my pickup order.
Where is this? I want to help convince my camp to convert to lags this year, and 1/2” this cheap would probably help a LOT.
by Kenshiro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

My recollection is resistance to bending goes up by the 4th power as you increase diameter. In theory going to 1/2” from 3/8” would be a little over 3 times the strength. So yes it would be appreciably stronger. That said, testing is the best way to know if it will be enough. And that said as well, ...
by Kenshiro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120602

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

DoctorIknow wrote:BUMP:

first mule on lag.JPG
Nice. I’ve been wondering about this exact same thing so it’s nice to see someone’s “field tested” the concept and had success with it already, so to speak.

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