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by Jyman
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Jyman: I built virtually the same cooler, using an identical gray trash can. Can you share (1) how you get a good seal between your cooler and the side of the yurt, and (2) what you used for the top? Those are my final challenges. 1) I chopped off the lip of the trash can on that one side and reinf...
by Jyman
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Overbuild and you won't regret it. I failed once on my first cooler, and got great results the next yr. with a box cooler with 3 intake sides. I spent so much energy my first try and it didn't work because of a few basic details. IMO theres no other fan to use besides the Endless Breeze. Counting my...
by Jyman
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

="Jyman" I never got below 74 inside my Yurt. ] Jeebus! I never got below 90...and yer complaining? :D Problem living in the Pacific NW we can't test our coolers until we're on the playa...no more Mr Nice Guy...next year I'm kicking a 6500 watt generator! :mrgreen: :D To quote myself I di...
by Jyman
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

I had 2 exhaust windows with furnace filters (yes they faced the correct way) and to help exhaust I would sometimes crack the door. When the heat outside was kickin, from 85-95, I never got below 74 inside my Yurt. ... I guess my yurt may have been absorbing more outside heat and has more cubic fee...
by Jyman
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/9688220753_00398a704e.jpg Screen shot 2013-09-06 at 9.20.42 AM by J Hy One , on Flickr http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2849/9691462868_1ea7006246.jpg Screen shot 2013-09-06 at 9.21.43 AM by J Hy One , on Flickr I got more like a 15 degree effect inside. Not sure why...
by Jyman
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Oh, FIGJAM...maybe you just meant as long as my pump works properly all week it will be fine? Think I mistook you for questioning the irrigation line
:oops:
by Jyman
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

That's amazeballs!!!!!!! 8) As long as the pump can keep the pads wet it will work great! WARNING: DO NOT LET THE COOL AIR CAUSE YOU TO HIBERNATE IN CAMP ALL WEEK!!!!!!!! :lol: Excellent job. Thanks again FIGR! yeah I put 10 holes per side at 1 & 1/4" apart (7/64" holes). It equally d...
by Jyman
Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

I think I got it right this time. :D will see soon enough. It's almost 70% RH here in El Segundo CA so I can't get cooling results til I reach the playa. MEGA THANKS TO FIGJAM for everything here!, replying to all the questions etc! https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/9571799942_c4052ef912.jpg IMG_0...
by Jyman
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What Carport to buy? PLease help...
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: What Carport to buy? PLease help...

We scored a Costco carport here in LA (Burbank) just a couple weeks ago. Had to keep following up to see when they got them in. I was mislead by threads suggesting that they are only around in spring . Costco said they re-order them and they come in a few different times a yr.
by Jyman
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about yurt with swamp cooler inside or outside?
Replies: 13
Views: 2048

Re: Question about yurt with swamp cooler inside or outside?

Outside. It works with humidity and heat. It will equalize temp if on the inside and not cool. What do you mean by "equalize" temp? I'm curious because last yr I had a box cooler on my inside wall, and for 2013 I'm prepping my design to be outside. But logically it seems it would work dif...
by Jyman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

I can test by siliconing the scrap plastic to the scrap metal I trimmed from my vents, see if it holds well. If that looks weak then your idea with the reinforcements should do it. thanks again Figjam!
by Jyman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

by Jyman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

the product description just says "plastic", kind of a generic answer. You think there's a chance the silicone won't adhere well enough? Maybe I should rough up the plastic with sandpaper a little before gluing the vents on. Unfortunately I had to trim my vents down a 1/2 inch on each side...
by Jyman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

No. Look for 100% silicone that comes in those tubes. 8) Thanks! Glad I asked. My box is coming along nicely. Gotta grab some proper silicone and finish this thing up! [url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/43556843@N04/9262331557/] http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/9262331557_059372ef9f.jpg [/url...
by Jyman
Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

1st time doing silicone here, this the right stuff?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Alex-Plu ... d7j7hnXo7A
by Jyman
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Tatonka, It works fine in the shade. Mine is actually inside the playapod with the cooler pushed against a hatch for the intake. My box caught a little LA sun while working on it today, and the plastic got sooo hot! I hope having this side-draft design outside won't mess with the cooling. It seems ...
by Jyman
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

It's better if they don't leak at all. You should be able to trim the vents to size without too much trouble. Thanks for suggesting that. Trimmed an inch off the vents (1/2" off ea side) with a dremel and should fit ok now. Was easy enough. Gonna coat the exposed metal edge with some rustoleum...
by Jyman
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

\]http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/TOUGH- ... vc=IDPRRZ1 Bummer...just checked out this box here at home and the 12 x 14" vents won't fit on the interior walls because of the box's slight taper. It's a matter of only 1" too tight. I either have to find a way to mount them on the outside or...
by Jyman
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM- I've seen how you use wire to secure your pad against the vents, but how are you keeping these corner folds of the pad so well folded and tight against the interior corner of the box? http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL706/13015278/23231765/388830861.jpg and what's your take on having the pad...
by Jyman
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Did you have an exhaust vent on your yurt? Thanks Figjam! glad u like the trash can link - yep I did have an exhaust on my yurt. And I positioned my intake towards the wind with the exhaust on the opposite wall. I did have it around 15 degrees less inside, but again that's something a yurt may do a...
by Jyman
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7843420184_554d93b42b.jpg Photo0651 by J Hy One , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7843413658_9c47ba9036.jpg Photo0659 by J Hy One , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/7843416964_bb757a0427.jpg Photo0657 by J Hy One , on Flickr http://farm9.s...
by Jyman
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Jyman, Love the clear bin. Question: how do you plan to compensate for the inward slope of the bin vs the flat wall of your structure? I'm in the same boat and would love your thoughts. I think the camera on my phone exaggerates the perspective a bit. The slope isn't as bad as it looks. But if it i...
by Jyman
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Cool bin, where did you pick that up? Got it at Petsmart. I went on a mission to find a ready to use case...couldn't find this online anywhere. Was pretty pricey though..$50. Doesn't leak at all. As for the slight taper on the box...I tried resting it on my inside Yurt wall and it seems flush enoug...
by Jyman
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7843420184_554d93b42b.jpg Photo0651 by J Hy One , on Flickr My Pad was touching the drip tube before I started the pump. Guess I gotta use something different than zip-ties to hold the pad in place. The water made it sag. Clear case for water level monitoring! Can...
by Jyman
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 224120

Re: HexaYurts

Hey what thickness Plywood do you use to transport the stack? 1/2"? 3/4"? I noticed this stuff adds some serious weight
by Jyman
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

And for the box cooler, I second an interior switch for the pump. If you got time, add a float switch and Led for an out of water indicator! Here's my box. Haven't figured out how to get my pics to display on this thread. A float switch to indicate you're out of water would be usefull...unless your...
by Jyman
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

If the pump and fan are switched off there won't be anything drawing power from the battery. Think of it like your sink. If the tap is turned off are you using any water? 8) My battery stays connected all week. Well that's convenient. Since the Fan already has a switch I'm thinking to just install ...
by Jyman
Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Alright got my box cooler built and all parts ready. Looks really awesome and pics promised soon!..got a question regarding the battery powering. I got the deep cycle Kirkland battery from Costco. I noticed some of you putting a switch between your pump / fan line and the battery. When you flip the ...
by Jyman
Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1236
Views: 224120

Re: HexaYurts

Hi - What thickness of plywood is everyone using to sandwich their 4'x8' package? I'll be transporting the stack flat and strapped on the brim of my 6' truck bed (toyota tacoma). This means it will hang 2 ft. off the back of the truck bed, so I want to be sure the bottom sheet of plywood is sturdy e...
by Jyman
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4067
Views: 838110

Re: cooling your tent or van

Looks like a good ready-with-lid box. http://www.irisusashop.com/Index.asp?KB=SHOSAI&SID=301073 Has some tapering but the rest is good. Now to get it quick enough. Got my fan & pump already. I would've liked to get all this done throughout the yr but I didn't get a ticket till the final 1000...

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