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by octoawesome
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Heavy Duty Silver Tarp Quality
Replies: 32
Views: 5487

Heavy Duty Silver Tarp Quality

So we all know that heavy duty silver tarps are the way to go out on the playa. I had a pretty nice little 12' x 30' monkey hut last year made out of some free PVC and craiglist tarps. This year I decided to upgrade the size of my hut so I ordered a 20' x 30' tarp online at tarpaflex.com. First they...
by octoawesome
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Making a smaller bike "bigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

professorzed, thats what I was suspecting but now I know for sure! It would be really cool to build a tall bike (or trike?), but unfortunately I don't have access to the proper welding equipment at the moment... hopefully when I move I'll be able to set up a little metal working studio for myself an...
by octoawesome
Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Making a smaller bike "bigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Thanks for the replies, except yours DoriumLux, way to be an ass.
I figured it out. I can throw some BMX bars on there and it should do the trick.
by octoawesome
Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Making a smaller bike "bigger"
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Making a smaller bike "bigger"

So I recently bought a really crappy playa bike for $40. The bike I had last year was much nicer and taller, which is important because I am 6'2" and if I tend to get some back pain going on if I ride for too long on a bike that is too small for me... the downside of last year's bike was that the ti...
by octoawesome
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

dragopilot, how did the construction of that structure work? Which size PVC was used as the vertical supports and how were the edges put together? oneeyedick, actually, the aluminet came from gothicgreenhouses... it ended up being kinda expensive. My buddy and I built a little X type dome thing, str...
by octoawesome
Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structure question
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Shade structure question

So its about to be that time of year again as I'm sure you all know and I am working on putting together a worthwhile shade structure for me and my hearties. So far what I've got is this: 1 12'x20' piece of 70% aluminet shade cloth 2 swiss snow tarps 4 6 way fittings for 2" gavelized steel fence pos...
by octoawesome
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

I'm thinking about buying a silvered tarp and putting that under the aluminet to provide better shade. It seems that if I do that though it would defeat the purpose of having the aluminet as its unbreathable and make my structure into a sail.
by octoawesome
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

Well... I just called to try to modify the order and it has already been processed and sent off to the warehouse so it looks like I am getting the aluminet. Would it still be a good idea to back it with a sheet or some shade cloth from home depot?
by octoawesome
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

Or maybe I should just scrap the whole order and go with something more low-tech like a silvered tarp?
by octoawesome
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

I guess what I am debating is whether I should stick with the aluminet or change my order to 90% black shade cloth. I read elsewhere that the shade cloth works just as well or better than the aluminet. I read that here: http://tinyurl.com/5zjeh9
by octoawesome
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

I had one more question I just thought of as well... what is the difference between 70% aluminet and 90% black shade cloth? Would the 90% shade cloth be just as good as the aluminet or worse because it doesn't block as much of the IR?
by octoawesome
Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: a few aluminet questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3320

a few aluminet questions

Last year when I was a virgin I slept very poorly due to the hot morning sun. This time around I am determined to get enough sleep. The last few days I have been doing some research and finally settled on buying some 70% aluminet. Today I bought a nice big 21'x14' piece to make a shade structure to ...

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