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by wimala1
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 15404

Re: Directed Group Sale

got it!! rebooted second computer - was not too long in the waiting room then. good luck to you all and this worked for me. oh yea, i went in via the link in my code confirmation email.
by wimala1
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut question
Replies: 172
Views: 50718

Re: Monkey Hut question

does anyone have any feedback from their monkey hut performance? here's mine: As always, laying out and pounding the rebar in absolutely suxed!!!! i went with 36", 1/2"round, pounded in 18" on 4 corners 24", 1/2" round on middle 3 ribs (both sides), pounded in 12" BY MISTAKE, one of the corners got ...
by wimala1
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar panel cord ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Solar panel cord ID

i cut the stock ends off my solar power and put a ring connector that hooks on the terminals of my charge controller - works great
by wimala1
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 13095

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

fresh, here is the link that i built my hut from. last year was truly no test though due to no wind! i agree with figjam in that it is hot near the top of the tent and i am also going with a small backpacker tent under the hut this year instead of the larger tent from last year. more hang out shade!...
by wimala1
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 13095

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/307821_1935110949431_2090853460_n.jpg monkey hut external strapping (100' rope, wrapped around rebar stakes that poles are on): rope (50' cut in two) thru bottom grommets and pinned to ground with 10" nail stakes http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/...
by wimala1
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 13095

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

i also had an absolute killer swamp cooler last year due to figjam's help - it rocked and was worth the effort. my son was the only one to take advantage of it though as he slept in. i was up by 10, and turned the swamper on when i left the tent. lights, internal circulating fan, swamp cooler, charg...
by wimala1
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 13095

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

So what would be better, $400 for canvas tent. Or nylon tent altered with blankets and swamp cooler? i did the same thing with a 15yr old rei tent, some old flannel type material to cover it up for the dust and a monkey hut. i got more out of paying $80 on a sunblocker tarp for the monkey hut then ...
by wimala1
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sound deadening material in Vanagon
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: Sound deadening material in Vanagon

checked out the dynamat - it looks like a denser yurt board.
by wimala1
Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sound deadening material in Vanagon
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Re: Sound deadening material in Vanagon

I have a beloved '89 vanagon as well (but it is a little sick with vanagon syndrome right now :( ) you are getting the reverb because the bed is hard attached to the body, and because it is a breadbox. short of rubber grommets between the bed bolts and the van, i don't know. spray foam is probably a...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar stress - question for those who have tried
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Rebar stress - question for those who have tried

I have a question: Has anyone tried this - Drive a piece of rebar into the ground - Slide PVC Pipe over the rebar - Bend PVC to connect at the top of a shelter Will the resulting stress pop the bottom of the rebar out of the ground? I'm sure someone has tried and failed at this... thoughts? http://...
by wimala1
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 432238

Re: One Item for BM a Day

[quote="tamarakay"]Found two fuzzy top hats, one orange and one purple, at St. Vinny's thrift shop today. woot! And a weird thing to do on my sobriety birthday (2/3/88!!), but I bought six bottles of Texas wine to put in the burningman stash. :shock:[/quote] woot woot!!! gotta love that texas wine! ...
by wimala1
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using Solar Panels
Replies: 63
Views: 14888

Re: Using Solar Panels

i used solar this past year. ran my swamp cooler, supplemental fan in the tent, a light in the tent at night, charged the phones for the drive out - it was great!! i used a charge controller and had just a normal car battery from walmart ($50) which i gifted to my neighbor with an rv at the end. i u...
by wimala1
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

i don't know how to post a picture, but if you can select this link it is of my swamp cooler, dc charge controller, solar panel & monkey hut. just wanted to share http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1935452317965&set=a.1932518564623.2091286.1592044259&type=1 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid...
by wimala1
Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

hi figjam!! just wanted to pass along a huge thank you for all your posts, the pix, the advice and the countless questions that you answered. my swamp cooler was AMAZING!!! it let my son sleep as long as he needed in the day. it was also nice to just pop in the tent for a cool down after riding out ...
by wimala1
Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

i am running the pump, bucket fan & circ fan in the tent off one source (solar panel to battery, through charge controller. controller from harbor freight solar kit & solar panel from my solar attic fan) - i put an inline switch for the pumpi/fan combo and the circ fan in the tent is actually one of...
by wimala1
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

[quote="Mrpatatomoto"]Good point, didn't think about water consumption, was trying to figure out the amps and the size solar panel needed to keep a battery charged to run it and trickle charge the battery when i'm not using it. but water is more of an issue, and i'm only in a 10x14 tent so I don't n...
by wimala1
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

[quote="HandJamMasterC"]Just FYI, 1/4" drip line seems to work well with the Harbor Freight solar pump![/quote] lucky you!!! i must have gotten a dud pump. even with the 1/4" line i couldn't get the full flow. i ended up with the silicon solar pump and FINALLY got full flow through the 3/8" line. i ...
by wimala1
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

hey yall, my silicon solar pump came (i ordered 2 cause they were close out for $8 ea) and i finally got full flow around the whole tube!!! yaaa question: i used e6000 glue for the 4 coupler to transition between the lid and the pipe. has anyone used this before & know how it will perform in the hea...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Playa Boots
Replies: 244
Views: 45290

Re:

[quote="MisaBlue"]The boots are as sexy as YOU make them :) Those are simple army boots from ordinary army shop I bought from one doctor who served in Afghanistan...in real not sexy at all, but on playa? Hell yeah! [img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s6njigTjTYY/TGQcU_bELlI/AAAAAAAAAuU/vTPMZugUB...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

so i am a little blonde!! and now have a VERYYYYYY hurt finger :( where do you get the 55gal drum from? i saw some resources under the resource link. it doesn't seem like any one in my camp has ever done that, but i was thinking of doing the exact same thing! do you fill it up in reno? where do you ...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

well, my 190cfm fan came today and i was soooo excited that i just had to make it work. i also had the problem of the 4 wires. if you look at the plug in just the right light you will see that two slots are identified on the face of the plug. for my unit, it wasn't those two wires, but the remaining...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Car rental tips [was: Car rental, <1 year license: [...]]
Replies: 31
Views: 4500

Re: Car rental tips [was: Car rental, <1 year license: [...]

.[/quote] PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask how much a rental cars cleaning fee is going to cost. A vehicle that's rented in Reno will sometimes have cleaning fees of 200-500 bucks!! :shock: If that's the case, it's worth it to spend 50-100 bucks to get it REALLY professionally cleaned somewhere. Call around...
by wimala1
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: hurricane tarp for shade structure???
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: hurricane tarp for shade structure???

[quote="subliminalkick"]ok been reading thread after thread decided on a monkey hut ive heard of shade tarps no cheap flimsy tarps i found this bugger at http://www.tarpsplus.com/poly-tarps-single-tarps-brown-tarps.html if any thing pretty sure it would hold in the wind aka hurricane tarp just wante...
by wimala1
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gifts for the playa
Replies: 183
Views: 19862

Re:

[quote="DB Cooper"]OMG I just ordered the best gifts! I'm going to give them out to EVERYONE, they'll really liven up the party. Soon to be prowd owner of 200,000 of these: [img]http://stores.m-e-products.com/catalog/6801_detail.jpg[/img] I can't wait to see how much everyone loves them on they play...
by wimala1
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

thanks for the hole size!!

i hope the pump & fan come quickly so i can finish this. i want to pack this tent up & get it OUT of my dining room!!

will let you know how it goes. thanks for your help!!
by wimala1
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1011443

Re: cooling your tent or van

a reply to flabio in addition to figjam's: original msg: Some sites for improving performance of commercial swamp coolers recommend using the cheaper straw pads to improve cooling. Is this different form the nuture aire filter? The straw pad is definitely more fragile. But if care is taken, I'm curi...
by wimala1
Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 432238

Re: One Item for BM a Day

yayyy!! i finally ordered my monkey hut tarp. knew i was forgetting something :oops:

i am also trying out a new size line for my swamp cooler pump. i can't seem to get good flow all the way around. all well, if at first (or second or third) you don't succeed, try again!!!!
by wimala1
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 432238

Re: One Item for BM a Day

giggles!!!

congrats on having some time off!! enjoy every minute of it.
by wimala1
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 432238

Re: One Item for BM a Day

i got my new boots today!! and a new pack - no lugging something by the handle for me. i also got my first pair of goggles.

the army surplus store was good to me today :P

5.11 hrt desert boots with coolmax
pacific crest denali 65 pack (kick a$$ pack!!)
by wimala1
Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 432238

Re: One Item for BM a Day

well, i still don't have the flow mastered on my swamp cooler, but i worked on it again today. i sorted out the cots, started staging the bigger gear for shipping and started packing my bins!! i camp all the time; i don't know why it seems so hard to pack this stuff. i keep calculating in my head - ...

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