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by AzJames
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Did you build a (Figjam) bucket cooler??
Replies: 23
Views: 2732

Re: Did you build a (Figjam) bucket cooler??

I built one for Burning Man 2013 it felt so sinfully good that I had to build a second one so I could have two at Burning Man 2014! :D
by AzJames
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Adjustable mount for solar panels?
Replies: 14
Views: 1531

Re: Adjustable mount for solar panels?

I mad a stand for my solar panel out of some old satellite mount parts that were laying around. The best thing was after taking out a few bolts it all stored flat. Here are a few pictures, it worked great during the burn! I ran eight 18" lag bolts through the frame and into the playa. It never ...
by AzJames
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 5484

Re: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. coole

I did a few mods to the FIGJAM bucket cooler before my last burn. I added an evap cooler float (the kind used on house evap coolers) the float valve stuck out the side of the bucket and I could attach a hose to a second bucket that would sit on a stand to be higher, so the force of gravity would sen...
by AzJames
Tue May 05, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838965

Re: cooling your tent or van

Another plus of a bucket cooler is the dust filter effect. I ran two bucket coolers and lived almost dust free in my 14' dome the entire burn! Try that with an AC unit, plus playa dust inside of an AC sounds like a shortened life $$$.
by AzJames
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 51915

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Just finished my first FIGJAM bucket cooler! That should make catching a nap during the day possible. I started on the second one and will finish that one tomorrow. Yes, I know TWO? I have a 14 ft dome and want to make sure I can keep it cool enough (I want to be able to entertain at high noon). My ...
by AzJames
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BMan 2013 a Day
Replies: 2373
Views: 110587

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Yahoo! Just finished washing off and patching up the last tarp I used as ground cover! :D Now onto upgrades for my Dome (better cover and lighting). I did rebuild a bucket cooler a few days ago, works great now.
by AzJames
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 141647

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

You could try cheese cloth or burlap, that will retain the water better and maybe even wick some water up from the pool when the pump is off. On the other hand it could also act as a sail in the winds. :roll:
by AzJames
Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!
Replies: 33
Views: 7555

Re: Radiant Barrier Foil to Tarp Adhesion!

I'm testing gluing space blanket material to a tarp right now (not going to burning man this year :cry: ). I'm putting the space blanket on the outside of the tarp to reflect the heat, then I'll use an inner wall to help funnel the heat that does get through out the top of the dome. I've had some go...
by AzJames
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man
Replies: 519
Views: 132059

Re: Tips for Shy People at Burning Man

Welcome Ljarmin! Pull up a chair and sit in the dust! I too am not going to Burning Man until 2013 as well :cry:
by AzJames
Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Goggles and Dust Mask
Replies: 42
Views: 9107

Re: Goggles and Dust Mask

How about the first defense nasal filters? Haven't tried then yet, but I've heard people rave about them.
by AzJames
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.
Replies: 688
Views: 70382

Re: Start with what you have. It's easier and cheaper.

So many ideas so little time, oh wait I'm not going this year, so I guess I have some time after all. :cry:
by AzJames
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pickles are the new bacon
Replies: 150
Views: 18124

Re: Pickles are the new bacon

No thanks! I'll stick with bacon like God intend! :twisted:
by AzJames
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building Domes? (EMT, Geodesic, 3V)
Replies: 28
Views: 3996

Re: Building Domes? (EMT, Geodesic, 3V)

OK I'm going to try and post a picture here (fingers crossed) http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r615/Az_James/DSC00005.jpg After I flattened one end I put it in the jig (which was the same height as the curb) http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r615/Az_James/DSC00004.jpg Now I can flatten the othe...
by AzJames
Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire
Replies: 37
Views: 27940

Re: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire

I would think goop would work better as it would still be kind of flexible when dry. Just make sure it will not interfere with your brakes.
by AzJames
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 375697

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Today I cut ten more lengths of conduit for my dome home on the playa. I flattened the ends and will be drilling the holes in a few days. Then I'll put it together and start on the cover.
by AzJames
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 375697

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Just got back from a bergin orientation party, and got my first 2012 swag!!! 8) http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL706/13015278/23861611/403390035.jpg GREAT patch! The orientation party was outstanding! It answered so many questions and it was great for the old timers to help out the newbies! Thanks...
by AzJames
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Question about bike locks
Replies: 51
Views: 6704

Re: Question about bike locks

Just take the seat off when not in use & replace it with a pin cushion. Seriously thiugh, I just picked up a cable combo lock with a built in light. I hadn't thought of that. Now the question is will the dust destroy the lock? Will WD40 be enough to keep it working? Where did you get the cable ...
by AzJames
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building Domes? (EMT, Geodesic, 3V)
Replies: 28
Views: 3996

Re: Building Domes? (EMT, Geodesic, 3V)

People talk about problems flattening the ends and buy or use some kind of press. I made a jig to help me mark the same distance from the cut ends then I went out to the curb and pounded the ends flat. I'll post a picture if a second jig I designed to make sure the flats were on the same level.
by AzJames
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 375697

Re: One Item for BM a Day

SoulBurn2012 wrote:Made my first post on ePLaya!

(also, bought a bunch of EL wire and a bike)


From newbie to another Welcome!
by AzJames
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 42044

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

If the weather REALLY sucks this year it may scare off some sparkle ponies next year = more tickets for burners. Just a thought.... :twisted:
by AzJames
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 375697

Re: One Item for BM a Day

I'm a new Burner and couldn't get a ticket this year :evil: . But I plan to do it up right next year. I've already started my prep so, by this time next year I'll be sitting back relaxing while everyone else does the panic prep. 8)

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