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by sunrise_giraffe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

And to emphasize just how much a shade structure makes a difference, here are a couple "bonus" pictures from the next day. Shade Structure Both images taken on Wednesday August 28th at 2:24pm Top silver tarp: 2019-08-28 14.24.46.png Light hanging from the shade structure: 2019-08-28 14.24.36.png
by sunrise_giraffe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

A couple hours later I took thermal images of the swamp cooler itself after it had been running for a few hours. Bucket Cooler All images taken on Tuesday August 27th between 3:45pm and 3:47pm Top of the bucket cooler: 2019-08-27 15.45.54.png Ducting from the bucket cooler to the Shiftpod: 2019-08-2...
by sunrise_giraffe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

This burn was hot, but damn did the bucket cooler perform well! I used two 5 gallon bucket coolers with a Shiftpod 2 that was under a EMT conduit and tarp style shade structure and never had any difficulty keeping it a nice temperature at any time of day. I brought a thermal imaging camera with me t...
by sunrise_giraffe
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

The static pressure of that fan is way too low. Usual fan is 17 inchH2O. The spec sheet I’m looking at for the Delta AFB1212SHE-CF00 shows an air pressure of 0.694 IN H2O. That’s 17.64 mm H2O. The 80mm fan I was looking at has higher static pressure. Or maybe I’m misunderstanding something, this is...
by sunrise_giraffe
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thoughts/questions for next year’s burn. I have a couple friends in my camp who I recently learned are bringing Shiftpod Mini’s. I have a feeling they’re going to get real hot inside at the burn this year and afterwards are going to ask me about building a swamp cooler since I’ve walked a bunch of f...
by sunrise_giraffe
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 140426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

The Stubbie is such a cool tool. I’d still pay some attention not because of the power (it has more than enough), but because of the small size relative to the potential for heat accumulation. Makes sense, thanks for the warning. In prior years using rebar I’ve partially anchored down the structure...
by sunrise_giraffe
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 140426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

And yeah, your 1000ftlb impact wrench will be completely unchallenged with either size. Even basic 120-150ftlb impact drivers can handle 1/2”x18” lags in this application. Although I feel like I’ve come across a non-trivial number of stories of even the “prosumer”-level brands dying after a couple ...
by sunrise_giraffe
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 140426

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

What’s the consensus on a good lag screw diameter and length for an EMT flat top shade structure? Sounds like 3/8” x 14” is popular. I’ve seen other people here talk about 1/2” x 18” and 1/2” x 24”. If size matters, our structure will be 30ft x 60ft and 8ft tall. Solid 10ft x 12ft top tarps and shad...
by sunrise_giraffe
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

I’m not sure what your complete requirements are, but here are two small battery packs capable of outputting 12v: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01337QXMA/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H8F5HYJ/ Neither have much capacity, enough to get a few hours of usage. I haven’t personally used either (and won’t as...
by sunrise_giraffe
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055434

Re: cooling your tent or van

For a variety of reasons, I built two 5 gallon bucket coolers instead of a unicooler. I’m planning to use them with a tent that’s around 700 cubic feet. Will they “add” together to provide enough airflow or should I expect this to be inadequate for the volume of space I’m looking to cool?

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