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by stack
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

Re: HexaYurts

It will fit. I've brought our yurt twice in the 5X8 uhaul. I put a sheet of plywood down, then the yurt, then another sheet of plywood and load stuff on top of it. Keep the tarp separate cause it *is* a tight fit with the door. I had all our gear and 4 bikes in there and top of the yurt on the way h...
by stack
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lighting a hexayurt
Replies: 15
Views: 2803

Re: Lighting a hexayurt

How does one connect the 12V car battery to the LED Lighting? I love the concept.. but I need a DIY video I d love to try this! it requires a little work with the soldering gun and some resisters. I referenced http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz to figure out how to make the string, then you can run str...
by stack
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

Re: HexaYurts

lucky420 wrote:i get my 6 inch from goodbuyguys.com. express shipping might get it to you in time...

I'll give em' a shot, thanks!
by stack
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

Re: HexaYurts

So findtape.com is backordered on the 6" tape. I've got some leftover from my last burn, but am thinking that 4" might do the trick for the majority of the yurt....any thoughts?
by stack
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Need new playa shoes
Replies: 153
Views: 43542

crocs...haha

Crocs: I was totally against them until I found a leopard skin pair at the thrift store for a dollar. Turns out they are really comfy and great for around camp. For my my out and about shoes I have some old running shoes I dressed up by hot glueing some fun metallic material to.
by stack
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: How does a chest freezer work?
Replies: 34
Views: 15336

might help...or not.

I know off-grid folks turn chest freezers into refrigerators using one of these: http://www.leeners.com/beer-equipment-kegging.html (scroll down a bit). Its a refrigerator thermostat that controls when the power of the freezer is turned on/off based on temp inside the freezer. May be you could set t...
by stack
Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1037641

answers to questions

kman: I have no idea how loud those fans are. You could hear them of course, but I'd say they were about as loud as a typical box fan on low. I didn't use a filter for the exhaust fan, rather I mounted the fan on the outside of the roof while building the yurt. I kept the piece of board that I cut f...
by stack
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1037641

chiming in again

I also ran into issues w/ power last year which is why I built my cooler the way I did. Probably repeating myself, but here's some info that I came up with. Hope it helps. My cooler box was pretty much the same design as "V2.0" in this thread (fans mounted directly to side of box). It sat on a 5 gal...
by stack
Sat May 22, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1037641

swamp coolers kick ass on the playa

Yellowdog's link has some info that I posted re: the swamp cooler I made for our hexayurt last year. Worked great and was easy to build. One thing I did different was to use a gravity feed from a higher tank to feed the pad. This requires a top tank, middle filter/fan section, and a lower tank with ...
by stack
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Experience with cardboard yurt/cheap shelter
Replies: 15
Views: 7075

hexayurts yea!

Ours was around the corner from "The God Box" in the video. I built it standard size from Tuff-R purchased at HD. I also built a swamp cooler that used melted cooler water and ran off a solar system. They are totally worth the effort, we loved ours! If you're thinking about building one, I promise, ...
by stack
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 17333

hexayurt w/ swamp cooler

Thanks, the pepino is not my design, but a rough hack of the original. The hexayurt (as you probably know) is pretty dust proof, and keeps a cooler temp already. It does have 2 holes cut out the walls with a heater filter taped on the outside. This blocks out dust but still allows an intake of fresh...
by stack
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Automatic start and stop of Honda EU3000?
Replies: 40
Views: 8368

good deal..

I paid $229 for mine, and then returned it because I thought it was too loud for our camp.

Had I paid $89 I would have kept it for sure....nice find.
by stack
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Automatic start and stop of Honda EU3000?
Replies: 40
Views: 8368

costco 1850w 64db generator & switch for refridge

I bought a genny from costco before this year's burn with similar thoughts of cheap power. If its the same one I got, (green one listed at 64db), I gotta tell you that its *a lot* louder than you think its gonna be; more like a lawn mower. I measured around 90db with my iphone....hopefully its not t...
by stack
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Portable Solar Evaporative Cooler Plans
Replies: 11
Views: 17333

WOW!

that's a great looking swamp cooler you made! I thought about how to make one of similar design from a 5 gal bucket and couldn't make it happen. I guess I wasn't thinking large enough :) Here's the design i ended up using: http://www.flickr.com/photos/texasdesertlife/sets/72157605888462649/ And a pi...
by stack
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geo Dome Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 5957

hexayurt?

how'd the hexayurt work out? we were pretty happy w/ ours, not as roomy head height wise, but way less dusty....I understand the need for projects btw :)
by stack
Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tent. tent trailer or small rv?
Replies: 26
Views: 5586

hexayurt

check out the hexayurts...we brought one last year and were very happy with it. Much less than the trailer/rv option, cooler in the day, and 90% dust free. Did I mention fun to make?
by stack
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structures made from 4x8 foam insulation sheets
Replies: 39
Views: 20726

hexayurt w/ swamp cooler

We were really pleased with our hexayurt this year. I made a swamp cooler that used melted ice water from the cooler and ran off our solar panels. I measured 96 in the shade and 81 in the yurt. A top mount exhaust fan really helps, as do heater filters to keep the dust out of intake vent holes. If a...
by stack
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Shade structures made from 4x8 foam insulation sheets
Replies: 39
Views: 20726

hexayurt w/ swamp cooler

We were really pleased with our hexayurt this year. I made a swamp cooler that used melted ice water from the cooler and ran off our solar panels. I measured 96 in the shade and 81 in the yurt. A top mount exhaust fan really helps, as do heater filters to keep the dust out of intake vent holes. If a...
by stack
Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Great Shade Structure Source!
Replies: 111
Views: 50564

don't buy more balls....

"I had about a 10" gap. between the end of the tarp and the last rib. " I had a similar problem, only it was too slack. You might want to measure the length of the spine and then measure your tarp. Either your frame is a little bit larger than the tarp (mine was too small & I had to replace one piec...
by stack
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

Shout out to the Field Lab!

I ran across this guy's website a few days ago and have been super impressed with what he's doing down in SW Texas. Here's a link to his "Pepino Swamp Cooler" that I think could easily be adapted to a hexayurt. Look for the temperature read outs that demonstrate that it works in a hot desert environ...
by stack
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

swamp coolers...

I really like the idea of several yurts together! We're the only hexayurt in our camp, but may be next year there will be more and we can link them together. I'd be interested in seeing more info on your swamp cooler setup. I've got 5 92cfm computer fans that I was going to use for a cooler/exhaust ...
by stack
Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

?

could you sandwich the foam board between some cardboard? those hinges look good btw...
by stack
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Power Links
Replies: 4
Views: 714

links...

here's a few I had book marked as I'm putting together a similar project. If you haven't already, its critical to figure out how much power you need, and then build the system based on usage. I too was planning music till I did some math. Remember: watts = volts x amps, if an Ipod player uses 3 amps...
by stack
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Power Links
Replies: 4
Views: 714

links...

double post...sorry
by stack
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

practice build

So we set up the yurt in the park yesterday, and everything went great. Surprisingly, not many people came to ask us about it. "Welcome to Earth" was a pretty funny comment though. Nobody wants to comment on my prior post about vents? may be some pics will solicite some responses. http://www.flickr....
by stack
Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

to circulate or not circulate.

Need some advice from previous yurt dwellers: are exhaust fans necessary? I've got 5 computer fans that move 92cfm running off 12v. I was thinking 3 to circulate air inside the yurt and 2 on the roof for exhaust. Is this a good idea or will it mess with the insulating properties of the yurt too much...
by stack
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme
Topic: iPhone Application - BM Timer
Replies: 21
Views: 8414

62 days!

got it Thanks!!!
by stack
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266273

practice assembly question

I also was able to get my panels cut and taped (except for the door and filter holes), and am hoping to do a practice run on Friday. I've got enough 6" tape to do a full tape job, but I don't think I'll use all my extra tape, and just do a minimal taping for the practice run. I'm curious how others ...
by stack
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurt quick assembly hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

alternatives

whoops...didn't mean a double post.
by stack
Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurt quick assembly hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

alternatives

Tape is expensive, having recently purchased it I know first hand. Here's a link to a yurt that was built using osb board and roofing flashing as the "tape". Perhaps using the flashing and small roofing nails or pre-drilled holes and screw/wing nuts to attach the flashing would work on cardboard. Pr...

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