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by EspressoDude
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 7440

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Looks like a great project. and one that can fit in the back of a pickup. But methinks it needs to be longer.......longer wheelbase, less overhang. First person stepping on will possibly lift the other end off the ground. even though real rail handcars have about a 3 ft wheel spacing and are over 6 ...
by EspressoDude
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Keeping propane tanks warm!
Replies: 27
Views: 1882

Re: Keeping propane tanks warm!

why re invent anything.

RV water heater + an additional high temperature cutout / thermostat.


(note: above comment not based on FAST consultation, but based on personal observation)
by EspressoDude
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Numb toes: help needed
Replies: 20
Views: 1839

Re: Numb toes: help needed

pinched / abraded sciatic nerve from bending over and /or falling down too many times. particularly those times that took more than 3 or 4 tries to get back up
by EspressoDude
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: northwest burners traveling hwy 31 by Summer Lake Hot Springs and Paisley
Replies: 3
Views: 694

northwest burners traveling hwy 31 by Summer Lake Hot Springs and Paisley

There is a pretty large brush and forest fire about a mile east of Summer Lake Hot Springs. It has stayed on the south side of the highway and crested the Fremont Ridge south of the hot springs. The town of Paisley is threatened. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4967/ It reads like the highway is op...
by EspressoDude
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Fencing on the playa
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Fencing on the playa

even more fun: electric fence
by EspressoDude
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?
Replies: 48
Views: 3723

Re: Anyone have feedback on a Kodiak 10x10 ft tent?

We have a 10 x10 Kodiak and have used it on playa, non event and no wind storms. couple comments: The ceiling height is in the middle and the sides slope inward (roof is about 6 x 6) so a queen bed in the middle wipes out standing room. The tent is held up by the 2 outer poles and a large part of wi...
by EspressoDude
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Most efficient and/or lowest startup power air conditioners?
Replies: 40
Views: 2357

Re: Most efficient and/or lowest startup power air conditioners?

biggest know a/c problem on the playa:
Black Rock Power Co-op feeding a city block.
3 trailer mounted generators somewhere around 225 kw total.

Hot afternoon in the Orgy Dome with 10 - 12 room/portable a/c units running.
by EspressoDude
Fri May 27, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First time burner from NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: FIRST TIME BURNER FROM NYC

( turning off CAPS LOCK will help )
by EspressoDude
Thu May 26, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Nudist Fun Poly Couple looking to Burn
Replies: 25
Views: 2683

Re: Nudist Fun Poly Couple looking to Burn

and of course there is always the ORGY DOME....
by EspressoDude
Thu May 26, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: The old in and out
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: The old in and out

just don't lose your ticket/s and vehicle pass.

I recall several camps have this issue, both before and after the event.
by EspressoDude
Mon May 23, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Where do I start? Lone Female Virgin from IL

if you bring water in jugs, 5 gallon bottles, or totes; pour grey water back into the empties. If you are using water to cook or rinse dishes, re-use it for washing, rinsing feet, etc. Then declare it waste and pour it back into the bottles and take them home for disposal.
by EspressoDude
Sun May 22, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)
Replies: 59
Views: 2905

Re: Solution to ticket problem (2 week event)

another idea: come to the playa in July, set up your camp outside the exclusion zone and party for months. No ticket required. No vehicle pass required. You will still hear all the sounds from the 70 - 100 thousand watt audio systems
by EspressoDude
Sat May 21, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Can I remove a post from "your posts"?
Replies: 10
Views: 1043

Re: Can I remove a post from "your posts"?

Jackass wrote:
Bless wrote:The Trials and Tribulations of a Young ePlayan


Will that be available in hardcover or paperback?


4" or 4.25" roll stock, perforated every 4.25" one ply
by EspressoDude
Fri May 20, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Can I have a laser art project permitted by the org to be on playa?
Replies: 32
Views: 1992

Re: Can I have a laser art project permitted by the org to be on playa?

The organizers of event have been somewhat blind to the federal requirements for use of lasers for many years. Only when a volunteer was blinded did the org really deal with the issue. I have personally been 'illuminated by high power lasers and it is not a good feeling. you cannot get you eyes clos...
by EspressoDude
Wed May 18, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Turning right on HWY 34 north...
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Turning right on HWY 34 north...

forget the nemaste, and buy spare tires. look at that road on google earth. notice where the pavement ends. about 8 miles from playa entrance. zoom in on the turns, and culverts. notice evidence of wheel hop in the gravel. miles of washboard road. notice all 3 farms on that looooong stretch of grave...
by EspressoDude
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Unplanned volunteering, howto?
Replies: 57
Views: 3020

Re: Unplanned volunteering, howto?

projects are always looking for perimeter crew before the burns. depending on fueling or other needs, perimeter may need to be established as early as noon. First day you get to the event, go to the Artery(closed 12 -1 ) and ask about volunteering. The perimeter volunteer list will likely be at the ...
by EspressoDude
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: EDM industry news
Replies: 379
Views: 22749

Re: EDM industry news

nilasnake wrote:skrillex is going to do a fundraiser for the generator's space whale. i guess i'm going to listen to edm.

http://www.rgj.com/story/life/arts/burn ... /82492246/



oh , the torture of ears and soul. What would your elders say?
by EspressoDude
Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: 2016 Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Looking to share RV (4 ladies)
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: Looking to share RV (4 ladies)

As mentioned before and elsewhere, RV's drive like a big box truck; only far worse because they are often overloaded, particularly in the ass end, so they go down the road like a waddling duck. Gas mileage is about 8mpg. An RV that claims to sleep 6 - 8 only has room for 2-3 folks, plus all their ge...
by EspressoDude
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aluminet Durability?
Replies: 34
Views: 2274

Re: Aluminet Durability?

if you look enough you can find the manufacturer, and they will send you small samples of different shade numbers
by EspressoDude
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Building a Rez_arator
Replies: 49
Views: 1545

Re: Building a Rez_arator

put the alternator on a hole high in the air. when the wind blows, or the b.s. too deep. Oh and bypass (short out) the regulator. remove the diodes. spin fast enough you (2000 - 4000 rpm) and you get 100 - 140 volts AC (3phase)
by EspressoDude
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8277

Re: Main Sale

Reading about the waiting room issues sounds a lot like arriving at the gate too early. Getting shuttled off to D lot, then back into the entry line when there is a gap in the line ( 4 hours to 2 days later )
by EspressoDude
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: This Tent Mahal good for anything?
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: This Tent Mahal good for anything?

looks like something to put inside a costco carport
by EspressoDude
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Trouble finding a place to camp which is NOT in a theme camp
Replies: 26
Views: 2940

Re: Trouble finding a place to camp which is NOT in a theme camp

Something else to consider is looking at the MOOP map from last year. The map is essentially the placement map from last year with colors added to show how clean they were. This should give some idea about where you may want to look for a spot.
by EspressoDude
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Building an Art Car Golf Cart style
Replies: 25
Views: 2111

Re: Building an Art Car Golf Cart style

On this page , they go on to clearly state that mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs are allowed without license for people with disabilities. That is what I meant. I can't walk or peddle far, but slightly modifying a mobile assist vehicle, such as a mobility scooter or wheel chair, had range...
by EspressoDude
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Electric MV Motor Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1603

Re: Electric MV Motor Question

comment on earlier post: sample calculation was not intended to imply the playa is sand; or soft. most places would be considered 'hard surface' so drawbar pull to move the vehicle is closer to weight/25. Brushes: have 'repaired' at least one vehicle alternator with a thump to the case. adjustable w...
by EspressoDude
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Electric MV Motor Question
Replies: 26
Views: 1603

Re: Electric MV Motor Question

what are plans for wheels and tires? bigger and wider lowers rolling resistance/sinking in the dust. try pulling your rolling chassis through a hayfield or soft sand. now try it with two engine blocks sitting on it. probably hundreds of pounds pull. figure that force at the radius of your tires and ...
by EspressoDude
Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2016 Edition
Replies: 2161
Views: 74074

Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

*staggers in, shaking sawdust off* well, I need a drink! seems, I should have had a helper? I cut and then ran to the truck to pull the cable with it, then cut and ran back.....but, could not be at the tree, to steer it with the chainsaw for that last "degree" of swing, since I was in the...
by EspressoDude
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: Limits of rope lights?

how much balloon are we talking about? One weather balloon? Hindenburg sized?
One weather balloon lifts one flashlight(2D cells)
by EspressoDude
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Limits of rope lights?
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: Limits of rope lights?

something else about rope lights. I was offered a few long rolls free, so I tried them out. close to the power supply end, the lights are bright, but further away, like 20 - 20 feet they are dimmer, and at about 100 feet from the power supply, not worth the effort.

your mileage may vary

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