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by lapeer20m
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

did someone say convertible bus? here is jacuzzi bus II with the 12 foot convertible roof in the closed position. It was made of vinyl much like a tonneau cover. Nothing beats watching the stars while sitting in a jacuzzi. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2229334968_93335f52b7.jpg?v=0 i can't see...
by lapeer20m
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

the above poster made an excellent point! Bring tools and spare parts. I have a toolbox filled tools, another with plumbing pieces, another with electrical connectors, on buses with air brakes i carry an air hose and have a quick connector that lets me tap into the bus air system. good for filling t...
by lapeer20m
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

grrr...can't edit my post after an hour. i was going to go back and correct my spelling and grammatical errors. anyhow... water treatment.....I use more chlorine in the week of the burn than i do all summer long. I like to use the liquid test gizmo rather than the test strips. http://www.bikudo.com/...
by lapeer20m
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

here are links to youtube vid's of two of the buses. I wasn't into video yet with my first 2 buses. i have a question about your jacuzzi bus and the playa dust. how well is the jacuzzi filter work for the dust. or are you using an additional in line filter? bringing a jacuzzi to the playa could it'...
by lapeer20m
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

I often wandered BRC looking for your bus this past burn. Was looking forward to a soak in your hot tub :D but had to settle for getting hosed down by a powerwasher at a body wash station behind where we were camped. Do you have any pictures of your buses you can post here, there seems to be a few ...
by lapeer20m
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 205180

Elliot, you are so correct! :D Jason, aka The Bus Driver. I met him when I worked for a county EMS system in Michigans thumb. I had gone to our Admin bldg one day for business and there was the bus. I got to check it out. I was very impressed that he was able to run it on cooking oils etc and the s...
by lapeer20m
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

well, we made it in record time there and back. Took jungo road to the event this year. I'll definately do that in the future. Saved 110 miles, and countless hours.

JUNGO rules!
by lapeer20m
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

just a little over 15 hours until launch!

see you at the burn
by lapeer20m
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will the Org respond to the 2.0 controversy?
Replies: 193
Views: 57583

I don't see what the big deal is with having "commercial" companies without logos providing technology/infrastructure to the playa. ARE YOU BLIND? Who has been to the playa and doesn't know that diesel generators that create electricity for center camp are provided by CATPOWER (catepillar) or that t...
by lapeer20m
Sun Aug 19, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

WOW! Can't belive we leave in just a few days! We're travelign light this year. Only hauling stuff that belongs to passengers with very few exceptions. Last year we had over 15K pounds of people and stuff. The motor ran at wide open throttle for about 110 hours from detroit to playa and back. I turn...
by lapeer20m
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 7309

Jacuzzi Bus 2007

Once again i'll have the bus and my 8 person hot tub on the playa. This is year number 4. Every year i get better at filtering water. The secret to sparkling clear water is 20 micron drinking water filters. That and having people shower BEFORE they get in. here's a photo of the bus at a pre-burn par...
by lapeer20m
Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: We need this at Burningman!
Replies: 26
Views: 6792

one of the problems with art at burningman is that most of it just isn't dangerous enough.

The coaster is cool....partly because it's dangerous....along with dance dance revolution (forgot what it's really called) \

I happen to think dangerous art is more fun than the boring kind.....
by lapeer20m
Tue May 01, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: BLACK ROCK CITY 2007 MAP
Replies: 54
Views: 32957

My favorite street names over the few years i've been to the burn were all of the planets in order. I thought that was clever, especially since each road is in the shape of a ring.

i agree that roads in abc order make for easy navigation.
by lapeer20m
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Welding advice needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3922

Re: Welding advice needed

Hey - ye'all I want to weld bicycle frames together to make a funky BM bike thing. The problem is that I don't know how to weld. I inherited a Lincoln ARC Welder but I wonder if that is to much power. Would that work with some practice or should I buy something else? What's the differnce between a ...
by lapeer20m
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: 2007: Sausage is the new Bacon!
Replies: 55
Views: 25280

I ate bacon last year on the playa during a dust storm while swimming in the jacuzzi with a hot girl. i don't think life gets any better than that!
by lapeer20m
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Military helmets
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

i didn't know pasgt came in kevlar!

if you really have a pair, be careful playing with them. You're body might not like the change in blood pressure.
by lapeer20m
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Flame effects tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 12122

We've considered a few ideas. Heat blanket made for that purpose specifically seems like the simplest. . nothing works like disconnecting the propane cylinder and letting her float around in the 105 degree jacuzzi for a few minutes. Even better than tht is using a 100 pound cylinder instead of the ...
by lapeer20m
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Quick fix
Replies: 48
Views: 7770

Frozen Peas....... Oh Yeah Baby! Super Glue works for small cuts. storebought superglue tends to be made of the cheaper Cyanoacrylates while derma-bond and other surgical adhesives are made from 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or n-butyl-cyanoacrylate. regular super glue and "derma-bond" the stuff they use a...
by lapeer20m
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Nother ???
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Never use synthetic automobile oil like mobile 1 in a motorcycle. Motorcycle clutches are surrounded in oil, synthetic oil is so slippery it'll make your clutch slip, then you can buy new clutch plates and learn how to install them. another downside of mobile 1 is that if your car leaks even a small...
by lapeer20m
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sober on the Playa
Replies: 198
Views: 22482

i have the infamous jacuzzi bus that i've brought to the burn the past few years and i'm total straightedge. no etoh, drugs, or smoking....i do like my coffee though!
by lapeer20m
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quonset shelters?
Replies: 48
Views: 13507

i've helped to erect a giant quansa hut out of pvc (i referred to it as the airplane hangar...it was HUGE) , and a good sized 16 foot? geodisic dome.

I think a dome requires far too much effort enerygy resources weight people tools and thought to really be practicle

i much prefer a pvc quansa hut.
by lapeer20m
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: How do I build a flame thrower
Replies: 45
Views: 17159

sorry, i missed the question the first time..... here's some stuff i found: "At times, only a fine line separates combustion reactions and explosions. The typical explosion is a self-sustaining combustion reaction that proceeds at an ever-increasing rate and cannot be stopped. A thorough understandi...
by lapeer20m
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: How do I build a flame thrower
Replies: 45
Views: 17159

Flame throwers are easy...Buy a cheap BBQ lighter, bend over and fire away.. Care must be taken about back burn.. if you are eluding to the danger of the flame going down the tube inside the propane bottle and causing an explosion.....don't worry about it. it is impossible for that to happen. for s...
by lapeer20m
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: How do I build a flame thrower
Replies: 45
Views: 17159

At what point does rapid oxidation become an explosion? adrenelin rush with a constricting sphincter? an explosion isn't rapid oxidation at all.....it's near instantaneous oxidation that reminds me.... i've taken my flame thrower (made from 40# propane tank) across the border from michigan into can...
by lapeer20m
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Riding a Motorcycle to the Burn
Replies: 3
Views: 5391

Riding a Motorcycle to the Burn

this topic doesn't really fit under the "2007 theme" heading, but there areen't any other choices. . I live in michigan and plan to leave the jacuzzi bus at home and ride the motorcycle to the burn in 2007. I have a plan on how to get all my supplies to the playa. You can't even carry an appropriate...
by lapeer20m
Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus
Replies: 32
Views: 24704

I currently have 110 filter cartdriges for the jacuzzi. last year i only had about 25 or so, but i ran out near the end of the week.


WE should be more than good this year
by lapeer20m
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus
Replies: 32
Views: 24704

i went through and tidied up the bus and found niether the headlamp or the watch. I looked a lot of places, but there are lots of nooks and cranies some of which are not easily accessable. The space behind the jacuzzi is known as "the abyss" things often dissapear when then end up there lol Post bur...
by lapeer20m
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus
Replies: 32
Views: 24704

i went through and tidied up the bus and found niether the headlamp or the watch. I looked a lot of places, but there are lots of nooks and cranies some of which are not easily accessable. The space behind the jacuzzi is known as "the abyss" things often dissapear when then end up there lol Post bur...
by lapeer20m
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Jacuzzi Bus
Replies: 32
Views: 24704

i went through and tidied up the bus and found niether the headlamp or the watch. I looked a lot of places, but there are lots of nooks and cranies some of which are not easily accessable. The space behind the jacuzzi is known as "the abyss" things often dissapear when then end up there lol Post bur...
by lapeer20m
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: What Other Fabulous Thing Should I NOT miss?
Replies: 18
Views: 5616

how about the critical titts parade? can't miss that!

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