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by DoctorIknow
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 15
Views: 882

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Most every thread mentioning generators has a suggestion to keep it off the surface of the playa. Even if most of the air for the carburetor comes from vents on the side, these drain holes in the bottom (identified by zip ties) should make it clear one should keep the genny OFF THE PLAYA SURFACE. Ho...
by DoctorIknow
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 89
Views: 2781

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

In 1914, Marcel Duchamp exhibited an off the shelf, mass produced bottle rack and said, 'This is art because I say it is.'" bottle rack.JPG http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-art-institute-marcel-duchamp-acquisition-0214-story.html The creation of and playa display of the 747 Project...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2542
Views: 224558

Re: what are you listening to?

RIP Big Jay McNeely
by DoctorIknow
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

danibel wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:40 pm
I used 1/2 by 16 inch Lags to secure my flat top shade and a kodiak. Considered overkill by some.....
"Overkill?"
I read that as the speaker(s) of that sentiment thinking they somehow know exactly the minimum tent stake that will hold up....good luck with that....
by DoctorIknow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: 2018 Found On The Playa
Topic: Black backpack
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Black backpack

by DoctorIknow
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: 2018 Lost On The Playa
Topic: lost pixel xl
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: lost pixel xl

by DoctorIknow
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: photo & video report from playa
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: photo & video report from playa

Bless wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:55 am
YOUR CAMERA IS NOT A GIFT
Stupid me for clicking on the link and not heed the warning from Token and Bless....
by DoctorIknow
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:49 am
We ran fastenersuper store outta 1/2"x18" lags!!! :lol:
A few weeks ago, the rep told me they are fully aware of burners and this very thread and have extra supply for the last 3 years, but every time they run out.
by DoctorIknow
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medical air evacuations
Replies: 20
Views: 615

Re: Medical air evacuations

I got so fed up with whatever company BM was pushing a few years back....I used them twice, and twice requested a receipt for my purchase and an agreement of what service I paid for. Twice I got an email back saying that their computer can't do that and next year they could provide an invoice. Next ...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 3963

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

DoctorIknow wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Dsm253 wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:34 pm
....then shark clip grommets and fit the triangle pieces into a dome.....)
These work as well as Shark Clips and cost much MUCH less.:

http://www.shadeclothstore.com/products ... cloth.html
by DoctorIknow
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Alumicloth - Verdict?
Replies: 32
Views: 3963

Re: Alumicloth - Verdict?

I'm trying to wrap my brain around how it would hold up to cut into triangles (then shark clip grommets and fit the triangle pieces into a dome) but am unsure if the edges on knit aluminet would hold that way. Likely sticking with the camo netting for this year, but starting to think on a winter pr...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation

I've used the same 14" and 18" for years. Upon return, I let them soak in vinegar until I remember to finish the job, then powerwash them, then let them dry, wrap them in newspaper, put shrink wrap around the newspaper just to keep them together in groups of about 6 pieces. The zinc coating probably...
by DoctorIknow
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Whatever you end up with, hammer the lags in at least a third of the length.
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 8831

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

After the manburn one year, I searched for two hours looking for my bike. I came across others looking and we grouped together. We had great fun, everyone found their bike but stayed with the group, and then all bikes were found and we went our ways. Oh, lock the bike. If you give up trying to find ...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort
Replies: 53
Views: 1718

Re: Bittersweet of approved but not doable- The Flint Fix-It Fort

...Let’s not forget the Cacophony roots of the original “Zone Trip” that became the Home of Burning Man. My personal growth demands both honest and deliberate mistakes in others ;) Culture Jamming must live! I see it every year on Wednesday: a pile of dome spars next to a dome built about 1/3rd of ...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing shade to vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Securing shade to vehicles

Thanks for the compression words.

I guess I just went cheap long ago as the pool noodles always seem too expensive. But, really, what is a few more bucks...the money spent after the ticket purchase is always much higher than the ticket...can't be helped! :D
by DoctorIknow
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing shade to vehicles
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Securing shade to vehicles

Bring a bunch of pool noodles as they come in handy as shims for protecting corners and whatnot. I like the pipe insulation...cheap, pre-cut, the glue on it not the greatest, but it can stay stuck if under pressure. I bring extra as when packing up, it's great to have around. pipe insulation 2.JPG
by DoctorIknow
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

The still frame looks like CGI, but,,,no!
Scary stuff...

Many of those tents I see flying must come with stakes like these:
tent stake.JPG
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Can anyone speak to personal experience with the more "Budget" friendly impact drivers for lagbolts *on playa*? Such as the $60 or less Ryobi, Black and Decker, or Harbor Fright drivers? Trying to keep a lid on expenses, as much as I'd love a fancy premium brand toolkit, can't justify it this year....
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

In that magic year you get nice crumbly “bag of Doritos” type of Playa down ~ 12 inches. Be prepared and don’t overthink shit. I no longer use 14" lag screws but for the lightest of duties. It is very disheartening to use the impact tool to drive a lag screw and it penetrates the first 12" with no ...
by DoctorIknow
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 92636

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

pedroescobar wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Yeah I haven't been able to locate 14" lags locally in Seattle.
I've ordered from the Fastener Superstore for years, but thru amazon as the shipping is cheaper. Search
" 3/8 X 14 Lag Screws / Hex Head / Steel / Zinc / 50 Pc. Carton "
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT Shade Structures
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: EMT Shade Structures

Cranky wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Could be to make use of the leftover pieces when they cut the 8' uprights out of 10' lengths of EMT
Absolutely, but I noticed right away when living under a 12x20, the "feel" is just different and more pleasing. Maybe something golden ratio like.
by DoctorIknow
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 68
Views: 7340

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

As much as one wants to set up both for sun and wind, you may find yourself with NO CHOICE about putting your "housing" footprint as desired. Therefore, have shade for any side ready. Have your shade structure not dependent on ideal setup, and make that structure strong. If you have a tent with your...
by DoctorIknow
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Hot tub on the playa
Replies: 19
Views: 842

Re: Hot tub on the playa

azebb wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:42 pm
What about my stripper pole in the middle of my tent. My design will only require a 3 inch hole in the ground about 2 feet deep.
If your goal is to add to the thousands of youtube videos with stripper pole fails, keep the camera running.
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?

Canoe wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 pm
If the wind is strong enough, will that serve as transportation?
I notice "they" say the speed limit is 5mph for bikes!
I was planning to downwind race the remaining windsurf people out there!
by DoctorIknow
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Do reverse umbrellas stand a chance out there?

Latest Playa Accoutrement from China...available in Gerlach at the 24hour open vendors!
(WARNING: tether yourself to a pop-up tent in case of Alpha)
umbrella.JPG
by DoctorIknow
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2369

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

Great to hear! Where do you find 18" lags. I got some 14" but if they fail then I definitely want the longer ones!! I get mine from amazon. Faster and cheaper than shipping for the same company that sells them thru amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EH2RA0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie...
by DoctorIknow
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2018 One item a day for BM list
Replies: 156
Views: 11465

Re: 2018 One item a day for BM list

Found some very stiff 3/8" foamcore pieces in garbage that is perfect for stick on glossy material that I'm going to have my printing shop ink on some choice photos for our camp walls.
foamcore with cars.jpg
by DoctorIknow
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ask Eric
Replies: 687
Views: 34207

Re: Ask Eric

Natural BO, any day. If it gets too strong, use one of those salt crystal deodorants, that's my backup. Kills the stinky bacteria without coating you in nasty chemicals. I've used it for years. It only works if the armpits are freshly scrubbed, if one has an antibacterial bath soap, that's the plac...

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