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by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: Seeking 2 vehicle passes for B.R.C. Welding & Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Seeking 2 vehicle passes for B.R.C. Welding & Repair

I'm looking for 2 vehicle passes for my Repair Camp. Thanks!
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Things changed after the population cap was hit and tickets were limited. It was a really great thing to have the only limit to attending be whether you could get your shit together enough to attend and pull off your gift. It would be a great thing if we could make a leap in transportation that was ...
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: SOLD! Vehicle pass only
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Vehicle pass only

I would like the vehicle pass as my camp is short on VP.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

This is an example of the bearings you need. I am in no way associated with this seller but I did buy these bearings and they worked. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Bicycle-Crank-Headset-American-5-16-x-9-BALL-BEARINGS-RETAINERS-BMX-CRUISER-/152407833310?hash=item237c36fade $12.97 USD for a 10-pack o...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

This is an example of the bearings you need. I am in no way associated with this seller but I did buy these bearings and they worked. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Bicycle-Cr ... 237c36fade
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Any camp to host this LED installation?
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Any camp to host this LED installation?

Figuring out what will hold up to the environment on Playa is a long winded challenge. I've been 14 burns and I am still learning about structures and what does and doesn't work even in my stogy old ways. You want to let the wind go through it is what I think. A mixture of a hardened structure and j...
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 776

Re: Fixing/replacing Bottom bracket on huffy Cranbrook bike?

You could always bribe us bike repair guys with gifts of Burbon or a 10 pack of bottom bracket bearings. :roll: :D

(Preferably on Sunday when most people don't have their bike unpacked yet.)
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

My vote would be a 20'x20' shade of the flat top fitting and 1"EMT variety. A shade structure that matched the footprint of your tent means some part of your tent will always be in the sun if not shaded by a large vehicle. A bigger shade lets you have your own living room in the shade and put the te...
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 22
Views: 1094

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

At night I look for the spot that looks like a shadow. Since the banks are about 8 feet tall they block all low light and since there is light backing nearly everything at night even in deep Playa this works well for me. Then I verify by checking for the blue lights.
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: ePlaya 2018 Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: ePlaya 2018 Updates

I just went through all my messages and noticing about all of them were duplicated I proceeded to check box every other message to delete the repeats and it turns out both the original and duplicates were deleted as I did this. I'm not to disturbed by the loss of those messages but another Eplayan m...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Canvas floorcloth
Replies: 34
Views: 7247

Re: Canvas floorcloth

The problem I encountered with a canvas painter style drop cloth as a floor is that alone with no waterproof underlayment rain will make it stick to the playa bad.
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!
Replies: 26
Views: 990

Re: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!

Advertise on BMIR and ask people to bring a group so people show up with enough people for a game. Encourage camp rivalries and all star teams formed from different parts of the city. I say do an old school but legit land grab where you or members of camp get in early working on art or city. Snag a ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Suggest changing Ticketfly passwords & phishing awareness June 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Suggest changing Ticketfly passwords & phishing awareness June 2018

Ticketfly is requiring users to change passwords before gaining access to their account after the hack.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

I get that. Glad you had good luck with side walls and that they most likely saved your tent. It's a good demonstration of the forces applied to side walls that the 14" lags were pulled out and a good demonstration that longer lags do matter in high force situations. Mule tape is awesome and I regr...
by motskyroonmatick
Thu May 31, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Only 6" of 24" lag screw is threaded
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Only 6" of 24" lag screw is threaded

Lag screws (bolts) are based on wood fastening engineering. At a certain point it is unnecessary for wood fastening capability to add more threads as more threads will not improve the holding power or strength of the connection. More threads might work better on playa but we are repurposing a wood f...
by motskyroonmatick
Thu May 31, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

Would "angling" sidewalls help in windy conditions ? Like using a 10' tarp on a 7' high structure and lagging down the bottom edge that is pulled out and taut (roughly 45 degrees). Many people do side walls with good results. I do not. If I were to do side walls I would angle them at a 45 degree an...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

I use tennis balls as feet-- Cut open enough with one slit so you can pac man mouth them over the bottom of the poles. I use the lag bolt and chain method with paracord to secure every external upright down. I stopped using rebar inside legs after the first time I did it. It is integral to some stru...
by motskyroonmatick
Mon May 28, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Cot vs. Blow-Up Mattress

When I used an air mattress I found it was as important to have as much blankets underneath me as on top of me to stay warm. My experience is that air mattresses are very good thermal sinks and cold as hell with just a sheet on them.
by motskyroonmatick
Mon May 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

We do 10 feet tall on our Bar shade but..... We start with it raised on 7 foot legs so that installing the power distribution and lights is easier. We then use these handy sleeves I made out of fence top rail sections that slide over the conduit and 3 foot shorties to raise the shade to its final he...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 15, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Looking for camp lead
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: Looking for camp lead

I got a good chuckle out of that. :)
by motskyroonmatick
Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 3305

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Have there been a bunch of reports of the 1" EMT style structures failing because of the strong winds on the Playa? I've heard of numerous instances and personally seen a few where 3/4" conduit structures have failed in high wind. Very little stories of 1" structures failing once assembled and tied...
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 3305

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

EMT comes in 10 foot lengths. My square tubing shade 1/16th wall max unsupported length is 13 feet and is fragile and susceptible to bending at that length. I have sleeved EMT to get it to 15 feet successfully with a 5' sleeve made from fence rail the EMT slides in to.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

Re: Danger is in Burning Man's Culture

That Speed Cult Rollercoaster is still my all time favorite!!!!!
by motskyroonmatick
Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 3305

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

I think I mostly use the 6" ones but having a few of the 9" ones might come in handy. 1" ratchet straps will work well. They need to be about 1/4 longer than the distance your shade is off the ground so that when they are deployed at an angle they will have the right length and some adjustability.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 3305

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Buy one of these for cutting down the 1" pipes. Relatively easy to use and moop free. Be careful with the inside edges they will be made sharp. http://toolguyd.com/how-to-use-a-rotary-tubing-pipe-cutter/ It's $24 on that jungle/river named website. Expensive if you only use it to make six cuts for ...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue May 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 49
Views: 3305

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Buy one of these for cutting down the 1" pipes. Relatively easy to use and moop free. Be careful with the inside edges they will be made sharp.

http://toolguyd.com/how-to-use-a-rotary ... pe-cutter/
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Mini Fridge? Chest Fridge? What's your zero-ice solution?

Medium sized top door Chest Freezer with a cooling thermostat in line on power cord set 34 to 38 degrees F. Keeps beer cold and no ice needed. We use generator power but could be ran off of solar and deep cycles but for an incredibly higher expense than just buying ice and a good cooler. If it would...
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice for building things that shall be burnt
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Advice for building things that shall be burnt

In my experience air flow is the key to a good burn and large timbers take a really long time to burn. Glue Laminated Beams are usually self extinguishing unless exposed to continuous fire. If heavy structural elements are needed consider making them in a box form with inlets for fire and air or out...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Driving from PacNW
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: Driving from PacNW

I've done this route at least 14 times both directions. It is a country road that has not been brought up to what one might call current engineering standards. It is narrow with no shoulders to speak of. Only pull off the road in improved areas. There will be decreasing radius turns, blind corners a...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: If you are driving from the Pacific Northwest a place to rest for free.

What a wonderful gift and thanks for providing it again!!! I've always just shown up and its been fine and I think this is how it goes normally. There is a loop road with pull throughs in the middle so pause after the gate to get your bearings a little and choose a spot to pull in and park. A quick ...

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