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by --Ever--
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance

We did this, though. I only started attending recently, and definitely "build my burn" in every way possible. I buy my own tickets in the main sale, I replace broken parts on my trailer and re-grease the bearings, I agonize over load ratings of rope, and manage a packing list of everything I bring ...
by --Ever--
Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance

The difficulty here is that you can't "break" a principle because it's not a rule. My opinion is that if you want to be super comfortable and have the means to make that happen, go ahead. If you're so comfortable that you don't even care that you're excluding yourself from the community and are bei...
by --Ever--
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2015 turn key camps and self reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

2015 turn key camps and self reliance

Regarding the article, "Here's what the inside of a 'fancy celebrity camp' at Burning Man looks like": http://bit.ly/1QrQpek Not trying to start a war. I'm honestly just not sure how a camp like this doesn't break radical self-reliance . We were neighbors with them. Segways came and went. Showers lo...
by --Ever--
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Video from the storm around 5am Saturday morning: https://youtu.be/RBJ5J3vHG0A

Note the difference between our campmate's popups and our Costco carport. Also note this was during the normal "breeze" of the storm and doesn't show any of the larger gusts.

Sorry for potato.
by --Ever--
Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Lost Eyewear (Glasses, Sunglasses, Goggles)
Topic: Lost Cyberdog tron-style frames
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Lost Cyberdog tron-style frames

My pair of green Cyberdog glasses slipped off my head on Friday night. Sentimental as I got them in London. Thanks!

http://www.cyberdog.net/collections/acc ... visor?tag=
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Same campmates regarding our anchoring techniques:

2014: dude you're kind of overdoing it
2015: dude help us
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burn Barrels outside of camp?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Burn Barrels outside of camp?

Basically, no. Guidelines for open fires, burn barrels, tiki torches etc within theme camps: No fire barrels or open fires shall be left unattended. At least one camp member will be designated fire tender and be within visual distance at all times. If found unattended while lit, open fires or burn ...
by --Ever--
Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burn Barrels outside of camp?
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Burn Barrels outside of camp?

What are the guidelines regarding burn barrels outside of a camp? For example, can someone just drop a barrel in the deep playa? What about near'ish someone else's artwork? I ask because we decided to take ours down after smoking out our neighbors (the winds battered their camp with smoke). It cross...
by --Ever--
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 237638

Re: HexaYurts

Haven't touched the yurt since spending a bunch of time on it before last year's burn. Hoping to start reaping the rewards this year! (as opposed to the opposite, lol). Thinking it should be good to go...
by --Ever--
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 6538

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

You need a vent on the external tank. We got this one. It's supposed to have a built-on one-way (EPA) valve. Is this something I needed to manually open and close? I figured it was always "open" seeing that it was one-way. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIXFY2/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=...
by --Ever--
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: Favorite art 2014?
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Favorite art 2014?

The fire wheel between the Man and Center Camp

The fire house thing where fire was flowing along the roof, viewers laying down underneath on the ground.

Needs more random acts of fire!
by --Ever--
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 4157

Re: Lack of Art this Year

I've heard the same thing. Less art Deep Playa, as well.

The BM wiki lists the amount of registered/placed art for year's past. Perhaps we can check when they update it for 2014.
by --Ever--
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?
Replies: 76
Views: 4722

Re: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?

Left camp 12:30pm Sunday. On the road at exactly 1:30pm.
by --Ever--
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 6538

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

You need a vent on the external tank. We got this one. It's supposed to have a built-on one-way (EPA) valve. Is this something I needed to manually open and close? I figured it was always "open" seeing that it was one-way. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006MIXFY2/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=...
by --Ever--
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 6538

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

Kowtow and I both ran side-by-side, and paralleled, 24/7 during the event. The only time the gennys were shut off was to change oil and check plugs and filters. They were bulletproof. Mine actually ran non-stop starting when we left Texas on Wed August 20th, and is still running as I write this (to...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I wasn't there when the shade structure came down (had a camp errand two blocks away that took way longer than it should have) but the look on the girl's face who got to use the driver to pop those bolts out really said it all. They came out super quick. The first few inches took a moment, but then...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 6538

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

So was the genny out of gas? What that sounds most like is not having an open vent in the external gas tank. The other possibility is your carburetor got dirty. Something was wrong with your setup because I've run these things 24/7 on the playa. Thanks Cap't. Hope Hawaii was awesome. The gas tank i...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 237638

Re: HexaYurts

New H15 worked great. Some notes: A wooden frame + fancy hinges and latch hardware probably added 30+ minutes to both the setup and tear-down. Doesn't seem like much, but it adds up in the end. I might re-build that wall and just use a simple "portal" door on one of the 4-foot panels (H15 usess a 2f...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Post-burn check-in. 14in lag bolts worked great. I used the DeWalt cordless impact wrench + deep impact socket + 5 links of heavy duty high-vis chain + a washer + a ratchet strap. Just remember to bring two batteries and the correct charger. For a moment I thought I had the wrong ones, and the final...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 6538

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

Checking in post-burn. The extended tank (links a few posts above) seemed to work great, however I couldn't run the system for more than a few hours. My only issue is that the eu2000i began dying about halfway through the week. At first I didn't want to push it and only ran it for a few hours at a t...
by --Ever--
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: After how many burns do the memories blend together?
Replies: 31
Views: 1992

Re: After how many burns do the memories blend together?

Been to about 8 burns over 11 years. I don't have the greatest memory in general, but I can separate a few specifics from each event. Things like where I camped, who with, art installations.
by --Ever--
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 12v and LED rope lights
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: 12v and LED rope lights

Sorry to hijack, figure it's a similar question: Our 10 year old inverter is on it's last leg. We use it to run this 150ft LED rope off a battery. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008L2V34G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can just go out and buy a recommended one on Amazon, but I'm curi...
by --Ever--
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 12v and LED rope lights
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: 12v and LED rope lights

Sorry to hijack, figure it's a similar question: Our 10 year old inverter is on it's last leg. We use it to run this 150ft LED rope off a battery. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008L2V34G/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I can just go out and buy a recommended one on Amazon, but I'm curio...
by --Ever--
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Impact drivers just spin under no load, too. The hammer drill probably won't apply any more torque than a standard drill, but also applies some hammering action. The impact driver will apply lots and lots and lots of torque. They might both work great on the playa, but for different reasons. The im...
by --Ever--
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I understand the difference, but I'm still curious if a hammer drill will work as well as an impact drill, with the latter being the one that people here seem to recommend.

Impact left, hammer right
Image
by --Ever--
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using car's battery for yurt power?
Replies: 45
Views: 4099

Re: Using car's battery for yurt power?

Should we not have time to get a "smart" charger, we'll be left to simply charging it manually. Obviously there's lots of variances, but does anyone have any rules of thumb for how long it would take to manuall charge: A normal car battery from 20% to 100% A deep cycle from 20% to 100% This would be...
by --Ever--
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 237638

Re: HexaYurts

Awe hail....

Question: still curious if windows/vents with a furnace filter are required when using a window AC.

Considerations I can think of:
  • creating optimal pressure for the AC
  • having a cross-breeze vs not diluting the cold air with hot air
  • o2 depletion / co2 buildup
Thx for any guidance.
by --Ever--
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Pops has a "hammer drill" I can borrow, but the recommendation here appears to be an impact wrench. Just wanted to confirm the latter is optimal before I pull the trigger (pun slightly intended).
by --Ever--
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 237638

Re: HexaYurts

One other thought: if you are buying an AC for a yurt, get the dumbest, cheapest, most brain-dead unit you can find. Mechanical, not electronic, controls are preferred. Many electronic cntrols will reset after a power sag, and put the unit into the "off" mode. Generators and mechanical ACs rarely h...
by --Ever--
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 816
Views: 87453

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Those 3/8" should be plenty. They're solid steel, and longer than I actually expected. Quite frankly if FossaFerox and Figjam are confident in them, I am too, and they seem nice and strong. They're at least as good as that 3/8" rebar people use. I also attached some chains to them for easier tying....

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