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by Just_Joe
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BYOWater solar shower design
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: BYOWater solar shower design

...or you can simplify things even more by not providing hot water.
A cold shower in the heat of the day keeps you cool and tends to self limit water waste.
by Just_Joe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Flat vs Peaked Canopy
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Flat vs Peaked Canopy

Does anyone have any experience/knowledge as to whether there are any advantages/disadvantages to using a flat canopy versus a peaked canopy on a shade structure for use at Burning Man? *If* you use solid tarps, peaked will shed rain instead of collect it. When it rains at Burning Man, the shit und...
by Just_Joe
Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?

Weird as I know a number of people told me the temp was well above 110. There are even some posts of thermometers at 115 here. Was your weather meter elevated above the ground? Those numbers are very close to what I recorded in Gerlach at the Friends of Black Rock office. http://www.gerlachweather....
by Just_Joe
Wed May 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?

Usually, temps are in the low 40's early in the morning and climb to ~92° in the afternoon.
I saw a few snowflakes during build week in 2010.
by Just_Joe
Tue May 29, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Champion 3400 Smart Inverter?

Exqueeze me.......115? Were we at the same burn? Is this the Champion that runs on dual fuel, and are there similar performance issues / rejetting needed if run on propane? The two "official" temp figures I saw where 116d and 119d. If you told me 130 I'd believe you. It was HOT. I did "Black Rock W...
by Just_Joe
Sat May 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 753
Views: 76899

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Ratty wrote:So, I finally decided on a set of batt op tools.
Lime green for the win!
If you need charging, come on over. I'm set up to do the Ryobi batteries via solar.

You'll need a 1/4" impact to 3/8" socket adapter ($4) and a 9/16" socket (you probably already have one) to drive the 14" lag screws.
by Just_Joe
Thu May 10, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Insects and critters
Replies: 11
Views: 945

Re: Insects and critters

If you go right now (April/May), and stay anywhere near the shoreline, you will encounter no-see-ums. Little tiny gnats, they buzz around in your face, more of a nuisance than anything until several hours later when you realize those little suckers bit you. They're way worse than mosquito bites. The...
by Just_Joe
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

And lots of folks are fools. This is exactly the truth. After decades of this shit I can’t agree more. It socks to work on your vacation. For many (most?) of the thousands of volunteers with DPW, Rangers, ESD, Gate, Perimeter, Airport, ARTery, Ice, etc. , it's not a vacation. "Burning Man is not a ...
by Just_Joe
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1236

Re: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

Burning Man has many departments to make the event happen. Most of them run on mostly volunteers. You can read all about it on the main website https://burningman.org/event/volunteering. Drilling down a little further, this page provides additional info on many, but not all of the individual teams ...
by Just_Joe
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 151
Views: 8371

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

.... .... I'll look at my stack, see what I have. You want a TYFYF, not a stub, yes? Someone on Reddit is sending me a 2005, so that worked out. Yes, please, a TYFYF. Ticket begging in the bar? Tsk Tsk. But while we're on it, I've misplaced my stub from 2013 and am looking for one. I'm trying to do...
by Just_Joe
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

Papa Bear wrote: but to each his own.
Hence my transition to an RV :) Cheers!
by Just_Joe
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe
Replies: 12
Views: 1096

Re: Kodiak 10 x 10 Tent: Basic vs. Deluxe

One more question: Should I have a tarp under the tent? I don't have a Kodiak (and so don't know how water-resistant the floor is), but the answer to that is "yes". If we get rain like we did in '14, you'll be much happier trying to clear the stuff off of a tarp than off the bottom of your tent. Th...
by Just_Joe
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 58571

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Boo!
eek!
Yay.
Hiya Fishy!
by Just_Joe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: AMTRAKATHON 2018 Is on It's Way!
Replies: 16
Views: 2810

Re: AMTRAKATHON 2018 Is on It's Way!

Also, Just Joe, are you going to be joining us this year? We could use the help (hint, hint). I haven't decided if I'm getting a room or not, but yeah, I can probably mule 4 or 5 people and a truck bed worth of luggage to the Sands. If you need anything else, PM me. It's been a while since my last ...
by Just_Joe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: KODIAK TENT in the WIND
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: KODIAK TENT in the WIND

Can you describe the frame and flex poles a bit for the nerds? I searched and no technical specs are available. Same old design. They don't really flex a whole hell of a lot. Kodiak website: "Frame: 1-inch, galvanized, steel tubing. Flex-Bow Rods: 3/8-inch, solid, spring steel." The four "flex-bow ...
by Just_Joe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 9517

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

At HD the lady showed me one on sale. She said all of the brands will have one on sale before xmas. I have less than 20 lags to put in. Oh, and then there is quarter inch drive or larger??? The "Green" ones are only sold at HD. Look for the kit that has an impact driver (for lags), a drill/driver, ...
by Just_Joe
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: A visit to Fly Ranch (and a request for feedback!)
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

Re: Visit Fly Ranch

Burning Man Org and Friends of Black Rock - High Rock are partnering to offer 3 hour walks of Fly Ranch five Saturdays in October and November. That's right! My gang (Friends of Black Rock High Rock) are excited to be working with the Burning Man Project on this and look forward to having some grea...
by Just_Joe
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

Dunno if it's true, but I've heard tale that Rod Garrett, the original designer of the BRC Clock layout, set it up so that Center Camp, the focal point of the city , got a bitchin' view of the sunrise over the Man. https://o7fe62guj6g73vlj30xpogpm-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/B...
by Just_Joe
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 16851

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

It was so hot..... We broke 100° on three different days during event week. High was 103° It only dropped into the 50's a couple of times. Low for the entire week was 54°. Humidity was as low as 8% on the hot afternoons. Remarkable was the lack of winds. While the still air was sometimes oppressive...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: RV a/c fan starts very slow, anybody familiar with the issue?
Replies: 16
Views: 999

Re: RV a/c fan starts very slow, anybody familiar with the issue?

I rarely make mistakes, but... I installed a hard start cap in my newish trailer this spring and experienced a similar issue. I then bought the manufacturers suggested cap, climbed back up and when I went to replace it, realized I had wired the first one to the start and run posts, not the start and...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 16851

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

An upper level low is moving into the area, resulting in a pretty good chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight and into Wednesday. After that, "A strong area of high pressure sets up over the west Friday, lasting through the weekend. This will bring warming temperatures and dry conditions to the ea...
by Just_Joe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 16851

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

ygmir wrote:Just back from BRC:
surface is super flat, but very crusty. I'm guessing it turn to dust fast, as people move around. The crust crumbles easily.
Could be worse.
Could be three months ago....
by Just_Joe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 16851

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

96 degrees in Gerlach. this afternoon- a little warmer than average. Extended forecast calls for low 90's next weekend. http://www.gerlachweather.com/wxforecast.php Humidity is normal @ 10-15% in the afternoons. While dry conditions make it feel a tad cooler, they keeps the fire danger high. We had ...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Attaching fairy lights to bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1809

Re: Attaching fairy lights to bike

jadeddog wrote: Does anybody have experience with this wiring, or have experience with other thin wiring wrapped around your bike?
If you can, wait until on playa to wrap it. Bike carriers and the beds of trucks tend to rip the stuff up.
by Just_Joe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Likely temperature range for 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 3191

Re: Likely temperature range for 2017?

We camped 2 miles north of BRC this weekend.
Last night at 11pm, temp was 70. It felt chilly.
by Just_Joe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 58571

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Hello bar. Long time no see! My FB account was suspended yesterday because they think I'm using a fake name. As a result, I'm getting quite a bit done! Cathy and I are heading up to the playa tonight for our annual Meteor Shower camp out. Meteors or not, it's always a good trip cuz we get to see (fr...
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1798

Re: What is your floor?

Savannah wrote:I have never once had a floor in any shade structure I've used, including a monkey hut.
Some of us are sloppy :)
They're good for spills. Liquid and small detritus.
I find a lot of micro-moop when sweeping/ rolling it up to go home.
by Just_Joe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1798

Re: What is your floor?

I got a 10x16 tent for "free" ~10 years ago. Only used once! It turned out it had been used in the rain, and stored wet for a year. I ended up cutting out the bottom (a tarpish material) and have used it ever since as a floor. I know of camps that use 10x20 tarps for floors. Most don't even worry ab...
by Just_Joe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 Playa Conditions
Replies: 157
Views: 16851

Re: 2017 Playa Conditions

About a third of an inch as of 9pm-a pretty good soaking.
Reports of Hwy 447 closed (washed out) between Empire and Gerlach.

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