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by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Change 1 letter
Replies: 1282
Views: 64783

Re: Change 1 letter

Beer!
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best layout for a camp of 2 people
Replies: 24
Views: 764

Re: Best layout for a camp of 2 people

It should still manually lock and unlock without any battery power.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 57
Views: 2447

Re: Old and Cynical

One of the last REAL Burning Man theme camps. When Gigsville hangs it up, that’s about the end.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Our Playa Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Our Playa Homes

i didn’t actually read all that either
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Our Playa Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Our Playa Homes

The whole “the playa is my home” thing happens to most burners, it wears off after a few years.
It’s an empty non-life-supporting desert, with an ever-deteriorating commercial event that happens every year.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4202
Views: 175223

Re: PAGE TWO

This is the only really good thread
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4472

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

It would be more effective in that application. Just put the offending camper in the box. They rarely make as much noise as a cheap generator.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4472

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

maladroit wrote:The appeal of Burning Man has always been how much it sucks. We just have an steady influx of people with new, creative ways of making it suck.

I find it hard to argue with that logic!!
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: What means of transport would survive on the playa other than a bike?

You’ve been to Burning Man four times and you think you can just bring a golf cart?

You need to go read the DMV rules!!
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Dust trail prevention
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Dust trail prevention

Since the shape and form of mutant vehicles is so varied and unlimited, there isn’t much in the way of standardized dust reduction except going slower. If yours dropped any of that stuff AntiM had to pick up, just slowing down and raising less dust would have been better. I think you just used that ...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Dust protection for audio equipment
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Dust protection for audio equipment

I strongly agree!! Playa dust + moisture = fast corrosion.
I know, I’ve driven home to the Pacific Northwest with dusty gear and vehicles.
Playa dust is like instant rust powder, just add water.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4472

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

FlyingMonkey wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote: If I cared about A/C I would probably just go to Hawaii.


The more BM “progresses” the better Hawaii is!
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

There’s no pre-registry for gas. They do have a pre-registry that serves to help estimate how much demand there will be. Cooperating with that is polite but there’s no list you have to be on when you show up. You just get in line. I can’t remember if they were set up for credit cards, cash certainly...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

I’ve only been there in my mutant vehicle but there was never any form of approval, you just show up and get in line. I always also filled up a whole bunch of gas cans. I think if you can get there, you can buy gas. The line is usually very long and very slow, but hey it’s black rock city. Bring sha...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Snickerdog you mentioned a Shiftpod. Is that what you’re actually using? If so and you haven’t bought one yet, ripoff alert! Ripoff alert! Those things are a fund raiser for Shift camp. Way way overpriced. Those are well suited to using a swamp cooler... except what the swamp cooler proponents like ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Well, I mean, are people required to go without their first year? I didn’t!
Burning Man is as miserable or as comfortable as you make it.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Just a thought, and I know it is blasphemy to some :roll:, but probably the easiest way to reduce generator load is to ban air conditioners. Have a build night for RV owners to build swamp coolers and run them off wall warts. No one asked how to reduce power needs. When a camp says “we want to set ...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4472

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

Can’t hear your A/C either :)
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Hey Doc, here’s everything you could ever wanna know about setting up a full-camp power distribution from a big generator. Brad Templeton wrote this up several years ago, very informative: http://www.templetons.com/brad/burn/generators.html And no, 7000 watts from one of those irritating loud cheapi...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Anybody ever build a hush box?
Replies: 43
Views: 4472

Re: Anybody ever build a hush box?

You’re way off, yes. Bbadger’s right, high heat paint has nothing to do with protecting a surface or material from heat. It’s simply paint that withstands high heat. A dog igloo as a generator cover bears a remarkable resemblance to a pizza oven. Even if the foam didn’t melt or ignite, the generator...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4202
Views: 175223

Re: PAGE TWO

No man, the real info comes from GOD
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man sells out T minus 20 (years)
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Burning Man sells out T minus 20 (years)

Wrong again hippy.
You can buy water, waste water removal, gasoline, diesel, propane, and even full hotel-like accommodations.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Well how are you getting a huge ass A/C to BRC? If transport logistics are that critical, score more points for the two-EU2000 setup.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

I have the opposite point of view about that.
I think having a cool, clean place to rest makes me more ready to go out there and explore. I think I being stuck out there in the heat and dirt and dust wears you down.
Note: if you’re under 40, this advice may not apply.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

Oops by “big ass” I meant “huge ass”.
I apologize for this glaring misuse of English.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Generator rental and delivery

You can rent a Honda EU3000 but you have to bring it yourself. There are Yamaha generators that are just as good and jay as quiet, plus a few other Honda’s that will do the job. I use a pair of Honda EU2000s because that costs about the same, but makes more power and each weighs only 50 pounds, inst...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 57
Views: 2447

Re: Old and Cynical

Half mine is old, and half is cynical. And it’s the same half. And only half shows up.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Friend seeking to volunteer at BRC
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Friend seeking to volunteer at BRC

I also agree with the advice NOT to even volunteer at all her first time out.
Go, see what it’s all about, then decide things like that.
And if she’s dead set on volunteering, there are on-playa volunteer opportunities.

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