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by asr9754
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2249

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Had an obvious narc ask "do you where I can get any pills?" on more than 1 occasion in 2017. mid-20's guy in burnish clothing but clearly working with or under cover LEO. Also saw a guy get handcuffed and hauled out of a dance crowd at MW around 11pm Weds or Thurs? He was rifling in backpa...
by asr9754
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

It would use more energy, parts, and you have more points of failure. I like the KISS principle but understood not everyone agrees. The single drip-ring is quite elegant in that it fits around the inner blue pad, which fits just about perfectly around the CPU fan. I don't know if you could fit anoth...
by asr9754
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'd not complicate things with a second drip ring, pump etc. I know we're calling it a "drip ring" but it should not be "DRIPPING", it should really be SPRAYING a fine stream of water out of every hole. My swampie gets both layers of pad pretty much totally damp. May need to adju...
by asr9754
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

Dragon, if you indeed built it to spec with the correct fan (check the *exact* model number) and pump, and are still not getting good performance, here's some troubleshooting: blue pad cylinder should not touch the inside of the bucket. There should be a gap. The pad slouches when wet, so if you hav...
by asr9754
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport replacement poles
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Carport replacement poles

I would certainly not substitute the clip buttons for ratchets! the clips are just a convenience to help the thing stay together during setup. Still need ratchets and stakes/rebar/anchor bolts! Another thought: depending on the diameter of your poles, HomeDespot may have the right size in the chain-...
by asr9754
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport replacement poles
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Carport replacement poles

Aha... you can also drill and add your own button-clip-locky-thingy for cheap and easy.
Search for "Snap Button Clip" for the push-button part to insert in the tube.
by asr9754
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport replacement poles
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: Carport replacement poles

Kingcanopy dot com. http://www.kingcanopy.com/content/replacement-canopy-parts.asp Not an endorsement or ad, simply a reply to the question. They sell poles and connectors for various size kits. If they have the diameter but not the length you need, the poles are easy to cut down with a hack saw or ...
by asr9754
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp site next to portas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Camp site next to portas?

FWIW, being next to the portas was not bad at all. As predicted, O Ye Wise eplayans, there was 2 rows of random vehicles that parked along the strip next to the portas, so our camp site had a bit of a buffer, and the smell and noise from slamming doors was about 1% as bad as we thought it might be, ...
by asr9754
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

It was hot and hot! Swampie did well, noticeably used more water than previous years and did not keep my 14ft trailer as cool as before, granted I'm stretching the capability of the bucket cooler in a large space. I use a curtain around the bed to keep cool air in the nap zone and that still worked ...
by asr9754
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

Spacey, it's not too late to solve your issue with the blue pad. Get a scrap of chicken wire and roll into a cylinder ARound your existing blue pad cylinder. Make the chicken wire a little bit smaller circumference. The wire will squeeze your blue pad and prevent from touching the sides of the bucke...
by asr9754
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

You can't put the swamp cooler inside the yurt. It doesn't work that way, not going to explain the whole physics thing again but the device HAS to sit outside the structure and cool air ducted into a hole in the wall. You also need an exhaust-vent in the structure so your existing hole in the yurt c...
by asr9754
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

It's a moopy project.... Bits of plastic and blue pad fluff flying about. you could build everything at home except the actual bucket. The parts are pretty small; get a new bucket in Reno and you're all set. Sent you a PM too. Sharp boxcutter will cut the bucket, if done carefully.
by asr9754
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Replacement Tumb Screws for Conduit?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Replacement Tumb Screws for Conduit?

Eeek we have 2 carports and each is a different size eyebolt. Not sure if there is a standard, sorry! Did you get it from Black Rock Hardware, they may know.
by asr9754
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: sharing food/water as a solo camper - well intended, ill conceived?
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: sharing food/water as a solo camper - well intended, ill conceived?

If you are just making friends on the playa and hanging out at your site and you offer them food and drink casually, you don't need the permit (But obviously still you should follow common sense santitation). If you are setting up a food/water "station" where you are actively offering food...
by asr9754
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

What'd you use for a coupler on top of the bucket lid? There are 4" and 5" types of duct--make sure you get the right one to fit your parts. There's a more sturdy product called "semi-rigid duct", it's bendable but much more sturdy than the spring-loaded flimsy duct. The semi-rig...
by asr9754
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot
Replies: 19
Views: 1308

Re: Bike kickstand design: The Playa Bike Foot

I've been experimenting with this style kickstand per a tip from Elliot (Thanks! :) ) and will see how it runs this year Delete.jpg I had to hacksaw off a bit of the bracket because it wouldn't fit onto my bike's rear fork, so it turned out to be a bit of a project, but seems very sturdy so far. The...
by asr9754
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 59
Views: 2989

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

Park in a cluster w/ your friends and gangle the bikes together too. A loner bike is an ez target. Our camp had a bike theft last year from a Mayan Warrior dance session, so bummed. But yeah label em and lock em. The better we are at locking the more we discourage thievery.
by asr9754
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Power tutorial
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Solar Power tutorial

Hi! We made an online tutorial for a Solar Panel station. I don't think I can put the link here directly because it has referred links to buy parts online and technically that's "Advertising", so if anyone wants the tutorial send me a direct message and I'll send the website. It turns out ...
by asr9754
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Settle This Like Men NOT accepting campers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: Camp Settle This Like Men-Round 4!

Oh yeah! 7:15 and C, Champs and Tramps.
Champagne, Trampolines, and mixed martial arts. What could go wrong?
If you have any kitanas or swords we can show you a rad trick.
by asr9754
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

A nice summary and shopping list in here. One month to go on your builds!

www.theplayalabs.com/swamp-cooler

My little swampie is still going strong, prepping for trip #5 right now, thanks Figjam and crew for the awesome forum.
by asr9754
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Settle This Like Men NOT accepting campers!
Replies: 21
Views: 1993

Re: Camp Settle This Like Men-Round 4!

We'll be neighbors! Looking forward to it. After sparring come over for champagne opened via sword in our saber station. Big happy hour Thursday afternoon too.
by asr9754
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 14
Views: 912

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

Dude if you have a cargo van in the shade with a bed in the back, that is a dope setup and you'll be happy. Hard walls are quieter than a tent and stay cooler. Tent for storage and changing. Yeah! Is your 10x20 a popup canopy? Those can be kind of flimsy on the playa FYI. For inside your cargo van, ...
by asr9754
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 831

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

I use the swampie outside a window of a trailer. I popped out the glass window pane and inserted a custom cut piece of Rmax foam to wedge into the window frame. It seals up nicely with a little tape. I cut a hole in the Rmax panel to fit the duct and with some careful duct taping it's sealed up fine...
by asr9754
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Fire conclave up for adoption (7 people looking for a camp) -info in thread-

7 of you should be able to find a good site not too far in the boonies. We love what fire artists bring to the event but I don't think we have room to add on at this stage. I hesitate to chime-in but as a person who does a lot of our questionnaire and layout application, I'd caution you not to blame...
by asr9754
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp site next to portas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Re: Camp site next to portas?

We've gotten so good at carpooling that we won't have many vehicles to form a boundary between our camp and the porta row. Would you think if we deliberately left a strip of space open along the side of our camp, then other burners would end up parking there? We'd be fine with sharing that space, we...
by asr9754
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp site next to portas?
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

Camp site next to portas?

So, looking at our placement and the City map, we may be right next to the porta bank on a busy street. (No complaints here, happy to be placed at all), but looking for any tips on how people have dealt with the funk, crowds and noise from the porta and trucks.
Thanks!
by asr9754
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

Legs, don't forget you need to funnel both of those fans into a duct of some kind. The bucket has to sit outside your structure and the duct(s) run into the inside of the structure. Once you do that you can test what the real on-the-ground air output will feel like.
by asr9754
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

You're getting creative and I like your style! Keep in mind that a taller bucket and more evap surface area won't necessarily make a better cooler, you're limited by the airflow of the fan too. Your 12' tent is rather sizable esp since it will leak air, but getting it under shade will be a huge impr...
by asr9754
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 831908

Re: cooling your tent or van

Seeho: Regarding the fillup of water, it's not hard and you don't need to modify the lid with a special spout. Just bring a normal funnel, put the tip of the funnel into the side air-hole of your bucket and pour water in that way. Easy and no extra holes or mods required. Why are you stacking 2 buck...
by asr9754
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Truck camping questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: Truck camping questions.

Bring a thick cloth tarp or an old blanket/comforter. Use this to drape over the back gate as a wind and dust blocker. You could roll the blanket back for some air or pull it shut when the wind picks up. Versatility and flexibility are your friends as conditions can change quickly from hot and dusty...

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