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by garyt
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: 2014 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: [Volunteer] Nuclear Dream Burn Perimeter
Replies: 0
Views: 374

[Volunteer] Nuclear Dream Burn Perimeter

Hi everyone, Las Vegas Burners is bringing a community project to the playa this year called Nuclear Dream. Its a 25' wooden structure resembling an unexploded nuclear bomb that crashed. Excluding the man and temple, Nuclear Dream will be the 2nd biggest burn on the playa this year and we need your ...
by garyt
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Large EMT camping shade structure - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1396

Re: Large EMT camping shade structure - advice needed

I got a question too. My EMT structure is 14 x 20 and in the past couple years, Ive had 2 humongous tarps to cover it to make it a close ended tunnel. It's a pain in the ass so this year I got myself 90% shade cloth for the roof and camo netting for the sides. I set it up at the local regional event...
by garyt
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Large EMT camping shade structure - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 1396

Re: Large EMT camping shade structure - advice needed

I got a question too. My EMT structure is 14 x 20 and in the past couple years, Ive had 2 humongous tarps to cover it to make it a close ended tunnel. It's a pain in the ass so this year I got myself 90% shade cloth for the roof and camo netting for the sides. I set it up at the local regional event...
by garyt
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

holy shit figjam! didn't realize you've been tagging my design in your repost. :mrgreen:
by garyt
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

so im down scaling my structure this year to a 4 person tent. would still like to stay cool with the unicooler that I have. im trying to figure out how to attach it to the tent without cutting any holes to the tent. any suggestions? 2 issues 1. couldn't find any hvac ducting/vent that will cover tha...
by garyt
Thu May 08, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Wind loading on a big box shade structure - ideas

Cpt Sparkles, I can't see the picture you posted. If I understand your description correctly, I'm inclined to build something similar but with cardboard boxes all around and on top instead. Could you re-share picture or PM to me? I am worried about the wind as well since its a cube. I was thinking o...
by garyt
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: 2014 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Nuclear Dream 2014 Fundraiser
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Nuclear Dream 2014 Fundraiser

http://nucleardream.com/assets/images/Nuclear_Dream_333.png The Las Vegas Burner Community is building a community project this year and would love to have your support to make this happen! You can do so by checking out or indiegogo campaign at the link below. And as they say, every dollar helps! W...
by garyt
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Lost Eyewear (Glasses, Sunglasses, Goggles)
Topic: LOST Sunglasses
Replies: 0
Views: 320

LOST Sunglasses

Not exactly sure if I lost it on the playa but just giving it a shot.

Its an aviator style prescription sunglasses with metal frame. The lenses are not very dark. Should be in a black salvatore ferragamo hard case.

Thanks
Gary
garyt83 at gmail dot com
by garyt
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hopefully I will remember this cooler con. I never seem to be able to show up for whatever I planned. I'll be on playa in 3 days, hope to see some of you in the dust soon! :D
by garyt
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

Fufa, did you want wind blowing through/into your shade? I have my back wall facing sound and the opening north so that the "prevailing wind" does not blow too much dust into my area. With that though, I get very little breeze and it will heat up and I've got have a swamp cooler.
by garyt
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

Take all the guts out, dry it completely, and using your finger, spread a layer of silicone over all the interior joints. I would be very surprised if THAT does'nt fix it. 8) Have done that twice. I can see a really really small wet spot after like 10-15 minutes. At this point, I'm glad its working...
by garyt
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

[quote="Bob"]The sides on my conduit hut are set 3 ft out at the base, on a plane with the guy lines. If I were going this year I'd probably add crisscrossing rope in addition to the straight guy lines, and maybe a few battens on the windward side to help it keep it from dishing. Oh, and a...
by garyt
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

It's so beutiful!!!!!!!!!!! Sigh. 8) Thanks Figjam! It means a lot coming from you! Although there's still a couple of kinks. I've silicon the fuck out of it and water seems still to be able to leak a tiny little bit. I'm trying to add a 12v timer and switch that doesn't take up too much juice so i...
by garyt
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

Finally got done with my unicooler. A friend of mine helped me make a steel top with a hole(for adding water) and plug so I don't have to constantly open the top since its pretty snug. Not the nicest looking box but it was blowing about 70 degrees in 5 minutes. :lol: IMG_1877.JPG IMG_1871.JPG IMG_18...
by garyt
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun path for BRC 2012
Replies: 38
Views: 4360

Re: Sun path for BRC 2012

Call me crazy but I currently use a simple flea-market type 10x20 conduit frame closed on three sides, open more or less to the NE, covered w/ a mess of tarps & dropcloths. I'm sure you could figure out a way to close the end(s) of an A-frame arrangement. Bob, I've got a very similar setup! 10x...
by garyt
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: tent stakes
Replies: 34
Views: 3381

Re: tent stakes

IMG_0148.JPG These are the stakes I'm using this year. From left, 1. Heavy duty tent stakes from Harbor Freight. Use to anchor tent and base food pad for conduit 2. 10" lag screws. Same uses with heavy duty tent stakes 3. Candy Cane-ish rebar. This are awesome and can be made with different si...
by garyt
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Covering Tent Mesh with Magnets & Fabric
Replies: 33
Views: 2623

Re: Covering Tent Mesh with Magnets & Fabric

What I did last year was duct tape furnace filters on the mesh and on both sides to create cross ventilation. It worked great!
by garyt
Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using Solar Panels
Replies: 63
Views: 12947

Re: Using Solar Panels

More questions! 1. How do you store your 12v batteries? 2. If its left in the open, will the playa drain and kill it? 3. I found two more 12v deep cycle batteries which are of different capacity(free. yay!). Can I hook up all 3 in parallel or does it all need to be the same type/capacity/etc? 4. Whi...
by garyt
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut
Replies: 27
Views: 4311

Re: Best/Cheapest Ground Coverings for Hut

I got my free carpet dumpster diving. Knock the dust off before leaving or there's a lot of added weight. I trash it coming home. Going dumpster diving again in a week or two.
by garyt
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: End a Camping Situation Without Losing Friends
Replies: 95
Views: 5593

Re: End a Camping Situation Without Losing Friends

I'm so glad my 3 friends flake on me my first year and I ended going by myself. Since then I can't think to ever camp with others/theme camps. Yeahhh radical self reliance.

By the way, slvrnmph, you need to re-evaluate your friends. Either they think you a fool or you really are a fool.
by garyt
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire
Replies: 37
Views: 27795

Re: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire

AzJames wrote:I would think goop would work better as it would still be kind of flexible when dry. Just make sure it will not interfere with your brakes.


There are no brakes. :shock: It's a beach cruiser. :D
by garyt
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

Ok found and bought all the parts I need. Here is my design plan. Figjam, Im making it shorter and wider as you said so I can fit 2 register vent on the back side.

unicooler.jpg
by garyt
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire
Replies: 37
Views: 27795

Re: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire

I want to add el-wire on my bicycle rims in a circle. Does anyone have a suggestion on what the best kind of adhesive to use?

High Temp hot glue will not work. Tried it.
Zipties will not work cause it will wrap around the tires and will break.

I was thinking goop or an epoxy of sorts?

Thanks!
by garyt
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

Send you a PM, Figjam and then realize it would be better here. Im still a little confused with the material used to build the box for the unicooler. I went to home depot and couldn't find it. May have overlooked. Is there a name to it?

Thanks
by garyt
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

melodiousdirge wrote:Or, if you were trying to get more lift you could put the second pump halfway up. Problem is then you're relying on two pumps to work 100% of the time - if one fails, the whole thing doesn't work.


Had similar thoughts. Please let us know when the pump arrives and how it works!
by garyt
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831151

Re: cooling your tent or van

They don't publish that info. It's ~1gpm at zero head, and my cooler is roughly 42" tall, or 1/3 of the max head for that pump. If it puts out even 1/2gpm at 1/3max head it will be way more than enough. That's of course if I believe that it will actually do 10 feet max head - seems like a lot ...
by garyt
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Camp and self lighting for beginners
Replies: 29
Views: 4390

Re: Camp and self lighting for beginners

Recently, I purchase 24 of those dollar store lights. We had a group campout recently and I had let the lights charge for several days prior. I now have SIX that actually work for more than and hour. So for $24, I paid $4 each for the ones that actually work. I have some I bought 2 years ago and ha...
by garyt
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Desert Shade Structure Resource
Replies: 15
Views: 2291

Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Hail Eris! So, I've been burnin' for some years now, and I've recently obtained a surplus of cardboard- does anyone have some brilliant ideas on have to weatherize or even waterproof the stuff? I'm thinking duct tape & emergency blankets, but I'd really love some less labor intense, crowd-sourc...
by garyt
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sound activated El Wire. Help?
Replies: 10
Views: 2374

Re: Sound activated El Wire. Help?

My experience with sound activated drivers are, they don't work very well. If you're in a space with really loud sound (bass) or not loud enough, you won't get the effect you desire. This video was made in a room with probably PC speakers turned up at the right distance and volume. I'd just get a re...
by garyt
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using Solar Panels
Replies: 63
Views: 12947

Re: Using Solar Panels

So, looks like you'll generate 250 Watt-hours of power per day, and use about 310+35+180+30=555 Watt-hours per day. Probably need to cut back on some power used. Best way to cut back on power used is to cut down the Watt-hours used by the swamp cooler. Like to Figjam's 18 Watts ( 12V * 1.5Amps), an...

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