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by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 4
Views: 152

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: 10
Views: 323

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: 3
Views: 189

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: 7034

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: 701

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: 375

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: 19
Views: 939

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: 332

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: 19
Views: 939

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: 19
Views: 939

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: 13
Views: 662

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: 19
Views: 939

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: 913

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: 45
Views: 2414

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: 45
Views: 2414

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: 20
Views: 1944

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: 45
Views: 2414

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: 45
Views: 2414

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: 45
Views: 2414

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: 770

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: 632

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: 503

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: 842

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 ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Small group looking to join/organize a theme camp

BRCW&R is low total obligation and low in camp shared expenses. Were a repair camp so being a Handy Little Fucker is nice but not required. We mostly fix bikes but there is no repair we wont take on unless we know it's absolutely hopeless. My main goal with camp is having a good place for people to ...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Looking for the right skilled-trades burners for a truly one-of-a-kind camp, the Flint Fix-It Fort...

Burners are really appreciative of repair camps. If you do this you will save/make many a burners burn and that's a really great gift. I am mayor of a repair camp so I am not looking to join up but I have a few recommendations. Bring an extra of every breakable vital tool you bring. 2 is 1 and 1 is ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

All my shade structures are steel and have not worn through any paracord yet attaching to the structure or the lag bolt chains.
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?
Replies: 12
Views: 705

Re: Ratchet straps or used climbing rope?

I use paracord on everything that I tie down. Some of my over zealous camp mates use ratchet straps that attach to the nice paracord loops I make that hook on to the lag bolt chains. :) I go through about a roll of paracord every 2 years most through shade expansion.
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: JRS - Has it lost steam?
Replies: 20
Views: 1105

Re: JRS - Has it lost steam?

Ratty wrote:Yes. I barely care when it comes anymore. It's as if it's written for someone else.
I feel that way too but I still skim it as is my Mayoral duty.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Sizing a Solar set up to meet the demand of a device?

Here's a real world scenario for you. I ran an evaporator for a camp of 3 having minimal showers off of a Harbor Freight Solar panel setup. The only thing ran was a low amperage 12 volt DC bilge pump lifting water 4' to the top of the evaporator. It worked perfectly and the battery did not run out o...

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