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by sambojones
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Professional Playa Power Protocols
Replies: 44
Views: 2925

Re: Professional Playa Power Protocols

That's just the sound system, so 150 to 180 decibels? I'm not sure how many decibels yet. We haven't designed the sound system yet we've only had some initial discussions about the size of the crowd we hope for and the number of speakers needed to produce a quality experience for them. We have a so...
by sambojones
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Professional Playa Power Protocols
Replies: 44
Views: 2925

Re: Professional Playa Power Protocols

EspressoDude wrote:some of the big sound buses tow a 50kw diesel genny behind them for their sound systems


Yup when I camped with root society in 2009 I think we had either 2 or 3 of those big 50kw diesel gennies it was pretty ridiculous lol
by sambojones
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Professional Playa Power Protocols
Replies: 44
Views: 2925

Re: Professional Playa Power Protocols

I've never done a big art car like that. But really, 10 to 15kw? Hope you stick to the deep playa and don't park by my camp at 6am like some of your cousins do. Modern lighting with LEDs is much more efficient so you can make an incredible light show for much less today, though some LED systems hav...
by sambojones
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Professional Playa Power Protocols
Replies: 44
Views: 2925

Re: Professional Playa Power Protocols

I have two main articles on this topic, and am building some more: http://www.templetons.com/brad/burn/burn-power.html is about managing power without a generator, or just an occasional one. http://www.templetons.com/brad/burn/generators.html is for building a larger power network off a tow-behind ...
by sambojones
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 823770

Re: cooling your tent or van

unjonharley wrote::idea: Maybe getting an extra HF pump would be a good idea :?:


Yup for sure! They have great reviews for longevity on the hf website but at onky $11 each we'll have 3 on hand as backups just in case =)
by sambojones
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 823770

Re: cooling your tent or van

I've used both types in house coolers and there is no difference. Under perfect conditions you get 30 degrees cooling. That's what I get and the duracool pads are easier to work with. 8) badass that's exactly the type of info i was looking for! Thanks so much Figjam :D time to put in my order for d...
by sambojones
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:27 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 823770

Re: cooling your tent or van

has anyone tried the aspen pads with the bucket or box designs? from researching the duracool and aspen pads it seemed like most people that used them in home systems agreed that their temp dropped between 5-15 degrees more with the aspen pads vs duracool due to the synthetic material not getting sa...
by sambojones
Thu May 02, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Greetings from Central Texas
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: Greetings from Central Texas

I would be interested to hear about Burning Flipside when you go, bubba. it's more hippy dippy than burning man and hot/humid as fuck. a lot of people that go to flipside love it, but for me it doesn't hold a candle to the desert. i've been twice before and was disappointed both times, i'm gonna gi...
by sambojones
Thu May 02, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hey look, another Texan!
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Hey look, another Texan!

Welcome! I've been on playa for the past 4 years and live in the north dallas area hollar at me if ya need any info or help with anything :D
by sambojones
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: anyone have experience with yeti coolers?
Replies: 18
Views: 4671

Re: anyone have experience with yeti coolers?

[quote="FIGJAM"]I know that for the cost of one of those coolers I could build something bigger and better! :roll:[/quote]

I've often thought about this. They're such simple tools how hard could it really be to make a home made badass one.
by sambojones
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: anyone have experience with yeti coolers?
Replies: 18
Views: 4671

Re: anyone have experience with yeti coolers?

Just thought I'd post an update on this. I ended up keeping the yeti coolers and using them at the burn last year for food storage. They worked great I only had to add some block ice once on friday. If I was in the market for a high end cooler and had to pay retail or close to it I'd probably go wit...
by sambojones
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

I think I figured out my perfect solution thanks to a local burner. I saw his ac last year and completely forgot how he had set up ducting for it. Since I already know I can drive a 10k btu ac on playa I'll just duct it to have 2 hoses for output and 2 for input with small fans at the end of each tu...
by sambojones
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

[quote="GreyCoyote"]You may find the usual de-rating rules for density altitude are not uniformly applicable to small gas generators. The problem is the generator design. You typically have a short-stroke, over-square, single-cylinder mill fed by a poorly designed pot-metal carb on a very ...
by sambojones
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

With the heat and altitude, it might be better to assume 30% loss of available power. If the available amperage at that point is equal to or greater than maximum amperage drawn by your A/C units - go for it. UPS's are typically meant for computers and will probably fail after a couple hours if hook...
by sambojones
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

I don't think there's a practical way to do what you're considering. By the time you buy the hardware you'll need you would be better off getting another Honda, which is an infinitely better solution anyway. I see 'em on craigslist for $650-ish. One EU2000 would be straining hard to run two 5 or 6k...
by sambojones
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

If I understand correctly, you plan to plug the UPS into the genny, then plug two 5000 btu air conditioners into the UPS? I don't think the genny has the power to run both the AC's, and I don't think the UPS is made to make up the difference that way. :? i was thinking to maybe get one ups for each...
by sambojones
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

[quote="ygmir"][quote="sambojones"]Thanks Ygmir!!! that's the kind of info I was looking for... I have very limited knowledge on this subject... Do you think a 700 watt rated UPS or possible 2 of them with each one hooked to each ac then each of them hooked to the genny do the tr...
by sambojones
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

Dr. Pyro wrote:
sambojones wrote:I'm not sure if this is a retarded idea or not .


If you have to start off a topic that way, then the answer is almost always yes.


lolz I kinda figured I just thought somehow it might be possible since I only need the extra juice for a couple of seconds
by sambojones
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

Re: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhi

Thanks Ygmir!!! that's the kind of info I was looking for... I have very limited knowledge on this subject... Do you think a 700 watt rated UPS or possible 2 of them with each one hooked to each ac then each of them hooked to the genny do the trick or are they different from the solution you suggest...
by sambojones
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?
Replies: 25
Views: 4136

UPS connected to genny for power surges dumb or worthwhile?

I'm not sure if this is a retarded idea or not but I'm trying to figure out a way to run 2 ac units off a honda eu2000i speced at 2000w maximum 16.7 amps max with a constant running rating of 1600w 13.3 amps. on paper it has enough watts and amps to run 2 efficient 5000btu at roughly 600 watts and 5...
by sambojones
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Plug & Play/Turnkey Camping
Replies: 797
Views: 82583

Re: Plug & Play Camping

What were all those construction site trailers set up on k (ish) and 8i (sh). Must have been atleast 30 of them set up in a square. They were there on friday , pre opening. Not sure is it was camp or not, at the time i saw them on Saturday afternoon they were still empty, i saw that shit too when i...
by sambojones
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

Friend of Inspiratum, are you interested in heading your bar at a larger camp? Some foothill Burners and BurnTown defectors are building a theme camp and plan on having a small bar like you've described. p.s. Going to FurrBall? Hey man that might be pretty cool gonna pm you about it... i probably w...
by sambojones
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

@Dr.Pyro no rv or liquid nitrogen for us, but possibly a small supply of otter pops via dry ice tho So keep vigilant and be a gentleman: pour the ladies' drinks first. +10000 will do @Lord of Ruin -We're gonna take the advice posted and keep it simple 1-3 different kinds of drinks mixed in large bat...
by sambojones
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

There is nothing wrong with also serving beer, but it seems like you should only do it if you enjoy the idea, not because you're worried about the reaction of people who don't adore the evening's special. There are other bars out there they can patronize. A lot of Burners will have beer that they s...
by sambojones
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

Re: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

@Lemur -Yeah I think i definitely will have to card just about everyone coming in for a drink cuz i totally don't wanna pay fine for it. -I didn't think about people leaving their trash so I'll definitely bring a bunch of extra garbage bags and a way to dispose of it. -it sounds like a blast having ...
by sambojones
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?
Replies: 40
Views: 4577

thinking of running a little bar on playa got any tips?

title says it all This will be my 4th year out and I wanted to do something to contribute a little bit more to the event and I've always had fun hanging at different bars on playa so I was thinking why not start one myself... quick run down of my burn experience -my first was 09 I helped with the te...
by sambojones
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: anyone have experience with yeti coolers?
Replies: 18
Views: 4671

anyone have experience with yeti coolers?

I managed to score a couple of yeti 65qt tundra coolers pretty much at cost just wondering if anyone has any experience with em? I'm on the fence about keeping em cuz they were still pretty damn spendy... I haven't found much in the way of reviews probably because of the astronomical price but if th...
by sambojones
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 34926

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

got my tix but my friends didn't our group is 1/4 on orders so this is really bittersweet and suxxors big time my ticket boner is now limper than a soggy noodle which is making me reconsider attending :(
by sambojones
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 51361

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

Curious. I was under the impression that everyone who entered lottery would be in the first tier draw. If you did not win and had agreed to a higher price, you would then be eligible for the next tier, etc. Friends started posting about winning tier three tickets early on yesterday. Hours later I r...
by sambojones
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 51361

Re: Official "Awarded Tickets" Thread

jkisha wrote:I'm curious to see as the tier awards come in if they are drawing from highest to lowest tier. (If I were a betting man, I'd say that that's what they will end up doing. And that will just piss me off even more than this cluster fuck has already.)

+1

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