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by Captain Goddammit
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

Your setup won’t be free because there are still expensive parts between the car and some solar panels and being able to run an air conditioner. I bring a 5000btu A/C as an emergency spare. I’ve tried it on playa, in a relatively small RV (truck camper) and it’s inadequate when it’s really hot. That...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2073
Views: 184045

Re: what are you listening to?

Old solid fucking gold, the new dweeb singers should listen, too.
You know how to tell great rock from dweeb singer music? The rock sounds better the louder you play it, instead of worse.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

Oh what the hell its Burning Man. It’s called dangerous art. That’s a good thing, right?
Bust out the 16-gauge and the wire nuts.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Stainless Steel stock pot lid
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Lost: Stainless Steel stock pot lid

Do you not feel that ridiculous stuff like this only bogs down the volunteer Lost & Found people?
It’s a pot lid. Get another. Or swipe a hubcap off Ygmir’s car.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1082

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

A Honda generator works GREAT and is a hell of a lot smaller and lighter. What you’re proposing is gonna be a lot more expensive and a lot less practical. An inverter large enough to run an A/C will draw hundreds of amps at 12Vdc. You can’t run it straight off the car’s battery. And it’ll weigh a wh...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 63
Views: 5179

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I’m a car builder guy, I’ve got four full roll-aways, my garage has a lathe, welders, all that stuff. I even bring a compressor and air tools to the playa. I’ve always used air impact “wrenches”, we’ve always called them “impact guns”. I haven’t gone to the cordless stuff, I refuse to buy into the g...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 63
Views: 5179

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I did read your post.
They’re both drivers, neither is really a wrench. !t appears you’re calling it one thing or the other based on what socket drive size it is?
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 63
Views: 5179

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

That doesn’t quite make sense. An “Impact wrench” IS an “impact driver”.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 20
Views: 1315

Re: Segways in Burning Man

Electric bikes are regulated but there’s no enforcement.
There’s not really much enforcement of anything except drugs.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: don't get arrested at BM or Reno or in Nevada or in US
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: don't get arrested at BM or Reno or in Nevada or in US

And here I thought DEFCON was something for people who are into “scat”
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 1341

Re: The 2017 Bah—Humbug! Thread, where we deal with Depression and Stuff

Anything you post on the ‘net isn’t necessarily gone whether this thread is deleted or not... just in case you’re actually depending on that. There’s such a thing as screenshots. The best Christmas season news around here is that Nordstrom’s (higher-end department store in Seattle) will NOT decorate...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 20
Views: 1315

Re: Segways in Burning Man

Those things actually cost about twice that!
But compared to the huge sound camps, big art, RV rental, etc. that’s nothing
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Segways in Burning Man
Replies: 20
Views: 1315

Re: Segways in Burning Man

You probably don’t wanna know what it costs to bring a decent Mutant Vehicle.
Segways are cheap.
Burning Man on the whole isn’t cheap. It’s a damn expensive party.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Change 1 letter
Replies: 1289
Views: 68162

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: 31
Views: 1727

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: 3425

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: 602

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: 602

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: 4204
Views: 180418

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: 5091

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: 5091

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: 823

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: 541

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: 1373

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: 5091

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: 1770

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: 1770

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: 1770

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 ...

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