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by thexmark
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

I don't have a Springbar, but plan to purchase one next time we go. Plenty of time to figure all of this out. Since you're buying new, have you considered contacting the company to find out if they they will put a custom port in it for you? When the time comes and if I decide to go that route I wil...
by thexmark
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

The manufacturer of my controller specifically says NOT to enclose it in an airtight enclosure due to heat build-up. That's why I'm trying to strike a compromise between airflow and a dust/rain barrier. (Edited to break Commercial Link TOS Violation - bbs) -tXm[/url] That was only because my contro...
by thexmark
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

A box gently pressurized with a well filtered and servicable fan will stay surprisingly dust free on the inside. Let's say you cut two 3" computer case fan holes on one side, install fans and put much filters on the intake. On the other side of the case, cut a single 3" hole and filter it from the ...
by thexmark
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

I brought a solar charging system this year, 64 watt panel, 2-225 a/h golf cart batteries, charge controller and inverter. I put the batteries in a plastic box designed for that purpose. They got a little dusty, but were fine. The manufacturer said to seal the charge controller from the dust. Becau...
by thexmark
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

Why not just have a pass-through port stitched into your new tent? It's canvas, not plate steel. I'm not sure what sort of port could be sewn in that wouldn't compromise a Springbar tent's ability to block out weather, but I'll ponder that. I don't know that I want all that power with the possibili...
by thexmark
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

How about hole sawing some holes in a plastic tot.. Cover the holes with some filter fiber.. What came to mine first was plastic battery cases froma spots store.. The inverter is the thing to protect most.. Maybe give it it's own filtered box.. Just brain storming here but?? I thought about using f...
by thexmark
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4544

Solar equipment - weather protection

I brought and set up an 85W solar panel, charge controller, inverter and battery this year to run various 12V items and charge some 110V items. It all worked perfectly as all of the connections were protected from the weather by my rock-solid shelter. Next time I'm taking the 'less-is-more' approach...
by thexmark
Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 13376

IN: Wet trash mesh bag for drying wet trash for ride home We always have a trashbag lined plastic box out where we dry all wet trash, but you bag sounds like a better idea. What type of a bag did you use for this? We bought a yard of fabric and sewed it into a bag and also sewed in a drawstring and...
by thexmark
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A few things that worked REALLY well...
Replies: 101
Views: 13376

IN: Dry ice - 50lbs in our 'freezer/re-freezer' cooler lasted 8 full days Baby wipes Cot for sleeping Camping on the outer streets for good sleep Lotion for hands and feet Finger LED's Pre-cooked vacuum-sealed meals - just boil and eat - we had stir fry, lasagna, chicken, brats, mac n cheese, rice, ...
by thexmark
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Entrance / Gate Location for 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Thanks Playa Foot. That's what I was looking for.

-tXm
by thexmark
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Entrance / Gate Location for 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Entrance / Gate Location for 2010

There's rumor that the entrance has been/will be moved from the 6:00 position on the map to another location to cut down on dust entering BRC. Anyone heard the same or know where we're cutting in? Would be handy to know for night-time arrival and location planning.

-tXm
by thexmark
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

My original post was not in any way meant as a reference to a Theme Camp, although some read the subject that way. The public would be best served moving it back to "Q & A, Tips and Tricks". Please do that.

-tXm
by thexmark
Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

mdmf007

Thanks for your input. I've got a pretty solid idea of what I'll do now, thanks to you and all of the other's advice.

-tXm
by thexmark
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

EB I follow what you're sayin'. I've also been thinking of the 'soft perimeter' that you mentioned. It sounds more practical. Homies Affirmative, first burn; can't freakin' wait! Thanks for putting some of my fears and concerns to further rest. Dougly Thank you for your input; I understand you're lo...
by thexmark
Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

gyre/ygmir You two seem like-minded. Get together and it might spell BLOOD, which to some is art. _____________________ Shambala Great points. Would you suggest positioning the van against the road with my structures behind it versus my structures bordering the road with my van behind them to maximi...
by thexmark
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

AntiM I always enjoy reading your posts. I plan to be on the edge of the road if I can find a spot, and don't plan to take any more space than I need. After undoubtedly over a hundred hours of reading I've come to respect the power of wind out there and will plan accordingly. I do plan to adequately...
by thexmark
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

mudpup


I agree with you there, and am planning accordingly. Just worried more about the one side of the van that will be to our camp's back side (i.e. bordering the inevitable camp behind us.

-tXm
by thexmark
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

LOR


Thank you for your input.

I like your idea of decorating the 'fence' to make it blend in and not appear intimidating or compound-like.

We'd like to go it on our own the first year and maybe theme camp-up down the road.

-tXm
by thexmark
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp Perimeter Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 12700

Camp Perimeter Fence

In 2010 our small 2 person camp will have a cargo van and small 1V dome with attached shade tarp. Would it be advisable and/or acceptable to install a short fence around our camp, say out of rebar (capped/marked for safety) and rope, to keep out wandering people when we're away and to somewhat prote...

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