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by skinnay
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Do anybody know what these are called?
Replies: 31
Views: 5475

And if anyone knows who the girl is and where I can get her please let me know.

Thanks
by skinnay
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Man goes up!
Replies: 4
Views: 881

yesssssssssssssssss
by skinnay
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: shuttle ride to burningman from reno?
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

I think its just that its 2 days away lol
by skinnay
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hanging stuff from a tarp?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

ahh those may actually come in handy to secure the tarp! but i also need to hang stuff from the top of my shade structure, where id have to sorta poke tiny holes in the tarp, if this makes sense =]
by skinnay
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hanging stuff from a tarp?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Hanging stuff from a tarp?

I have a 70% shade tarp.. its a tight woven plastic material. whats the best way to hang stuff from this? the best i got right now is to use 2" pieces of copper wire to try and hook into it. anyone got a better idea?
by skinnay
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Is the playa a good ground?
Replies: 24
Views: 5265

Well if its in the name of safety i stand corrected =]
by skinnay
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Is the playa a good ground?
Replies: 24
Views: 5265

The playa is about the best ground around. You can go to the electrical supply part of a big box and get an 8' hot zinc galvanized 1/2" ground rod and 2-3 clamps. Then dig a trench 18-24" deep - where it is moist. Bury the rod horizontally after attaching a couple lengths of #8 or larger solid cope...
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Yellow Bike Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

you'll be fucked. you really need to find a bike.
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

The spade on my battery (I've got a cigar socket connected to the screws) is just about 3/8 of an inch wide. I _highly_ recommend that you put fuses as close to the battery as practicable on both wires. If your wiring shorts out, you want a fuse to blow, and you want it close to the battery so a sh...
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

cahlm wrote:
skinnay wrote:Will the deep cycle have the same terminals as a car battery? 2 big posts and 2 screws?
No. Just 2 small terminals. I'm running my swamp cooler + a 50 ft string of LED modules off of mine. Works great. And I'm assuming your swamp cooler's electric is 12vdc?
yep, 12v dc.
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

gyre wrote:The better inverters are hard wired.
You have to provide your own connection.
I know I need to solder on a connector, i just need to make sure i solder on the right connector =]
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

> Right now its all wired with 22g speaker wire, but not sure what i > should run from the inverter to battery More details would make it a _lot_ easier to help you. I understand you're looking for a specific answer to a specific question, but it occurs to me you're asking the wrong question. Pleas...
by skinnay
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

Will the deep cycle have the same terminals as a car battery? 2 big posts and 2 screws?
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

well i finally got all my shit, now thinking of not bringing it if low on space and weather still seems cool. lol
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

I am in complete panic mode to get this done this is not funny :D
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

Token wrote:Forget the swamp cooler. Its going to be cold. Check the forecast.

Buy some alkaline batteries for the elwire.

Simple, easy, no hassles and a car that starts on Monday.
Even if i go that route id like to at least try and be able to run it off the car if the batteries die =]
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

What are the devices that you're trying to run? You might consider a power adapter that plugs into the power port (formerly, cigarette lighter) and will have you the trouble of fucking around under the hood. There are three way power port adapters available pretty inexpensively as well. But will th...
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

Yeah i had to throw the solar solution for this year. All I will be running is a .3A 12v fan and about 100 ft of el wire which from the stuff ive found online should use about .7amps?

Right now its all wired with 22g speaker wire, but not sure what i should run from the inverter to battery
by skinnay
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Car battery terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 3966

Car battery terminals

I'm planning to run a few 12v items off a rental car battery. I don't actually own a car or have access to one. Does anyone know what gauge spade terminals I need to connect to the screws? and most batteries do have screws as a power source dont they? :)
by skinnay
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

yeah i was wondering if the fan will run a little under powered or if just completely shuts off =]

i guess we will find out
by skinnay
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

Now that I got the solar pump I may also go solar with the fan! wooo =]
by skinnay
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

can anyone recommend a 4" 12volt fan? i need to order one today =] 4" is not a standard size. The 120mm fans are ~4.75" and are readily available. You can try to find 100mm fans, which are essentially 4", but I don't recall seeing those very often. 80xx and 120mm are the standard sizes for 12v comp...
by skinnay
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

can anyone recommend a 4" 12volt fan? i need to order one today =]
by skinnay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

also just ordered this as a cooling pad http://www.amazon.com/PPS-PACKAGING-COMPANY-12IP-Cooler/dp/B000BO4HH2/ref=sr_1_2 I would reconsider that pad. The aspen pads are notorious for shedding bits of wood all over the place. MOOP-tastic. Not a big deal on your roof (but still a PITA to clean out wh...
by skinnay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

also just ordered this as a cooling pad

by skinnay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

yeah i just saw that and cant imagine it needing more water than that, i just ordered it! all i need now is a 4" fan. if it really generates that much power i wonder if i can find a 6v fan and splice it onto that wire and run them both off the solar panel. that would be ideal =] and im only using it...
by skinnay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4107
Views: 890968

swamp cooler gurus,

if using a pump rated at a height lower than the bucket, would it work to use a thinner tube? so there would be less water weight and maybe able to pump the water higher?
by skinnay
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike rack in airline luggage?
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Bike rack in airline luggage?

I imagine there are fair amount of others flying in, renting a car, and getting bikes from kiwanis.. does anyone bring a bike rack with them on a plane? or i guess i may be better off just picking one up in reno? if anyone has found this super compact bike rack, please let me know =]
by skinnay
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Avoiding Litigation
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: Avoiding Litigation

My group was planning on having a 14 ft trampoline in our camp this year. However one of the members brought up the risk of getting sued if a burner goes on the trampoline when nobody is around and ends up with a broken something. I understand that burners are injured every year but I haven't been ...

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