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by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10x14 Simple Shade Structure and PVC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Kodiak 10x14 Simple Shade Structure and PVC Question

Curious how significant the difference between a proper EMT/Monkey shade structure and the draped Aluminet in terms of temperature inside the tent. Any thoughts? Shade of any kind will buy you an hour of extra sleep, more or less, with a full canvas tent. A good canvas tent, an RV with no A/C, does...
by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Pedicabs on the Playa
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Pedicabs on the Playa

This is the recommended configuration for trikes on the Playa.

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by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walls made of Shade Cloth?
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Walls made of Shade Cloth?

Ratty wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Can't add pictures at this time. Oh well.
Did you have all that on day one of your very first burn?
by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walls made of Shade Cloth?
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Walls made of Shade Cloth?

If you've given it some critical thought and used sound materials and logic, it usually stands. And there in lies the truth of Playa entertainment. 80K people 40% are virgins per the census from ‘17 8 x 4 —> 32K fresh souls. Critical thought and logic dictates that on average 1 in 4 are as gifted a...
by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Water table depth at BRC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Water table depth at BRC ?

Ha! Sextant ninja-d me on the experiment. TS gone done it right!
by Token
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Water table depth at BRC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Water table depth at BRC ?

Every Dpw shade structure is built with 4x4s and augered holes. Hundreds of holes and trenches are dug every year. They are allowed, provided they are done correctly. Correct, and the tranches are for power distribution and whatnot. Also other large camps also trench for Tesla coils etc. You gave y...
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Water table depth at BRC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Water table depth at BRC ?

I am not planning on driling for water or anything, but wondering if I drill posts or anchors for large projects, how far before i hit mud? Kevin Wells wants to drill in the Playa - he he he, funny that. It starts to get funky right quick when drilling in the lakebed. Regardless of where the water ...
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10x14 Simple Shade Structure and PVC Question
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Kodiak 10x14 Simple Shade Structure and PVC Question

Nosys, you are tossing both EMT and PVC concepts but talking about a Monkey Hut - I.e. a Quonset. Let’s slow down and sort some of the excitement. :) A Monkey Hut is built from PVC pipe that is bent and tensioned to give it great strength in a single dimensional plane. Many of these are arranged lik...
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Walls made of Shade Cloth?
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: Walls made of Shade Cloth?

And yes, it will help with the wind by taking off the edge and diffusing it.

It will do absolutely nothing for the dust.
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best food in Reno!
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Best food in Reno!

Rib fest is during TTITD.

Heavy Sigh.

I might go to the rib thing this year.
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best food in Reno!
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Best food in Reno!

Where’s the best burrito?

What about a good brisket or bbq ribs?
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

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

PB, these scenarios can be sliced and diced any which way. The issue is a complex system. You cannot model it with such simplifications and expect to see anything other than small details. You have to consider the whole system. With tickets scarce, an evolved caste system (directed sales), large inv...
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

If it’s sturdy EMT and you have reasonable spans, it is the best way to go.

Now if you do a very long shade structure, it may be good to have some extra lateral strength in the middle.

Use common sense and have enough rope to add if needed.
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Foam mattress sizing
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Foam mattress sizing

Nope. It’s a commodity item whose utility is not greatly influenced by the Playa environment. Besides, a mattress is very much tied to personal choice ; hard vs soft, warm vs cool, etc. Now the more interesting question is “on the ground” or a cot. There is where it’s at. A cot is recommended over a...
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: BurnBots and the Junkyard of Rejected Robots

This thread is too serious and on point.

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ThreadDrift is requires per TOS.
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: nylon vs brass standoffs for wearable project in playa conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: nylon vs brass standoffs for wearable project in playa conditions

stangogh wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:54 pm
I'd rather use nylon as it won't rust but I heard it can melt.
If nylon were to melt, we all be dead.

Perhaps you are confusing nylon with hot-glue.

Hot-glue can soften and get undone in direct sunlight, especially when playa dust is added.
by Token
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: To Shade or Not to Shade?
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: To Shade or Not to Shade?

Capture.JPG Image as an example. How do i secure the 2 poles to the ground? That is a tensile tarp A frame design. The shade cloth must be very strong, the poles must be very strong. Playa winds are ruthless. I would change the design and get a longer shade cloth, double length. Then take one side ...
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Shipping Honda Genny
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Shipping Honda Genny

What the Cap’n said But At the end of the party you gotta do all that again while nursing a hangover of monumental proportions, with fucked up cuticles and endless cuts on your hands. And you get to take all that used oil out with you. All them extra hazardous fluids packed on your ride out before y...
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medical Flight Insurance 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Medical Flight Insurance 2016

dpsrch wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Are there any similar resources / options for this year? Thanks.
Yep.

It’s in the JRS.

You should subscribe.

http://jackrabbit.burningman.org/t/View ... 38AC4859C/
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Scammers. Based on Internet registrar: "Shanghai Meicheng Technology Information Development Co., Ltd." Owns about a hundred sites that are pretty much all set up the same. They create about five new sites a week, as the older ones get shut down. They are all phishing sites. They want your bank info...
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I want something different
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: I want something different

I went 10 years looking for that ilusive life altering experience playa chicken and instead all I got was kink.

LPC, you are DOOMED.

:)
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?
Replies: 25
Views: 3540

Re: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?

You can run your battery charger while driving your electric MV. There may be technical things that aren’t a zillion percent perfect but in actual practice it’ll work and it won’t blow up. 30 years ago, sure. My 30 pound “portable” Schneider solid state transistor and big-ass transformer battery ch...
by Token
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Cough / Playa Lung ?
Replies: 50
Views: 17718

Re: Playa Cough / Playa Lung ?

I believe their is a good chance that I got Valley Fever (VF) while attending and working the Burning-Man event... Did you have the test done and have confirmation it was Valley Fever? With a transient population of 80K people from far and wide, and the high density of the population, there is a mu...
by Token
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box truck shade structure ideas
Replies: 51
Views: 5982

Re: Box truck shade structure ideas

Not a bad thought, Token. I could cash in my old yurt and save a lot of cost. Any thoughts on securing the rmax to the box roof? Will stucco tape really hold? Should hold if you tape the edges that would catch the wind. It’s stronger than painters tape but also comes off clean up to 14 days. You ca...
by Token
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Do I need a photo ID for BM
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Do I need a photo ID for BM

Is a picture of your drivers license on your phone good enough for playa bars? That coupled with I’m 63! Nope. NV laws apply. If you are 63 and don’t have multiple forms of ID ... Just get a pouch on a lanyard and hang it from your neck. Besides, showing a smartphone at a bar could be grounds for r...
by Token
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Large-Scale Misting
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Large-Scale Misting

Misting done right can be very impressive for cooling large open air spaces. The key to it is good design and getting the right droplet size for flash evaporation. - the sweet spot where all the water evaporates before reaching the skin. To do it right without big loud fans, you want high water pres...
by Token
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box truck shade structure ideas
Replies: 51
Views: 5982

Re: Box truck shade structure ideas

BTW, you can put 6 R-max sheets on the roof, Reflectix over pool noodles on the side facing the sun and use stucco tape.

Done. Yo will have radiant shields and ~ R6 insulation where it’s needed most.

No ropes, straps, sails, noise...
by Token
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Box truck shade structure ideas
Replies: 51
Views: 5982

Re: Box truck shade structure ideas

gooch wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:14 pm


one every 8.66 feet.


So that tarp gets 8+ feet unsupported to sag and flap in the wind?

That looks like the deal killer.
by Token
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?
Replies: 25
Views: 3540

Re: Extending Electric Mutant Range Using On-Board Generator?

reed wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Thanks, that's helpful. I'll stick to charging when parked.
If you park often when out on the town and have room in the MV for the generator ... you can recharge on the road as opportunities present.
by Token
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: I want something different
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: I want something different

Six years going and you haven’t sniffed out the kink for yourself?

If you gotta ask ...

... it’s all going down in The Orgy Dome!

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