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by Mr. Polando
Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: seeking Acrobalance partner/s
Replies: 2
Views: 723

you'll be able to find a lot of acro folks at center camp - generally starting around 10 in the morning . . .
by Mr. Polando
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar stake idea
Replies: 35
Views: 4260

rebar staples

I've used rebar staples for the last 4 years with no failures. I cut 3/8" rebar in to 2 foot lengths and use two 3 foot long sections of 3/4" steel pipe to bend them in half. I drive them into the playa at a 45 degree angle and use a crow bar to lever them out - real easy.
by Mr. Polando
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike transport
Replies: 15
Views: 2251

bike transport . . .

My first burn - my campmates and I put our bicycles on a "bike transport" trailer with about 20 other bikes. They never made it to the playa and we experienced Black Rock City on foot - not really a bad thing at all, but it did teach me a valuable lesson about self reliance.
by Mr. Polando
Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Would a big helium filled balloon on the playa work?
Replies: 13
Views: 3157

These folks have had an awesome helium balloon project on the playa the last few years:

http://www.burningsquid.com/borg2prop.html

The entire thing, generator, cable reel and all we mounted to a small wagon that could be easily moved around.
by Mr. Polando
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Fiber optic light string
Replies: 7
Views: 2859

I've purchased some things from here:

http://www.fiberopticproducts.com/

Fast delivery and no problems.
by Mr. Polando
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: color changing LED
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

by Mr. Polando
Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: whiskey tango foxtrot anybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

Sorry Devi - I don't recognize any of those folks - did you stop by our camp? Maybe you met El C, the Magpie or Abdullah?
by Mr. Polando
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: whiskey tango foxtrot anybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

I don't recall visiting that camp . . . some of them may have stopped by WTF though. I met a lot of people this year!
by Mr. Polando
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme Camps
Topic: whiskey tango foxtrot anybody?
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

I was part of the WTF camp - what can I do for ya?
by Mr. Polando
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

The 1500 GPH pump we used last year seemed to be perfectly matched to the size of the evaporator. El Commandante thinks a 1000 GPH pump would be almost as effective. The year before the camp used a smaller 2' diameter design that was not nearly as effective. I think some experimentation with this ba...
by Mr. Polando
Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

Re: Why is there so much water in it?

"Was this at a time when you had just taken some big shower(s)? It seems like a LOT of water... how many people are we talking?" We had 4 campmates and a few of our neighbors using it. We only ran it when it had a lot of water in it - it didn't run that often and at no where near its capacity. "Also...
by Mr. Polando
Mon May 22, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

Hardware cloth ! I knew chicken wire sounded wrong ! BTW, I believe the proper name for the wire material is "Hardware Cloth", not chicken wire, which has hexagonal "cells", not square, and the wire used in chicken wire is pathetically weak and could never support what's in the picture above. And, w...
by Mr. Polando
Mon May 22, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

You guessed it right! When the wind was strong - we didn"t run it because it would have soaked the neighbors.We did set it up on a tarp which kept the overspray we did have from creating a big mud muddle around the evaporator! when the wind kicked up did the evaporator soak your neighbors or get the...
by Mr. Polando
Wed May 17, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

We've had a little discussion about a wind driven pump for the evaporator - (I think the folks at Astral Headwash may have had some sort of wind driven thing going last year). Another thing we've considered is a wind driven generator that would charge a battery that would drive the pump. The difficu...
by Mr. Polando
Wed May 17, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

Pump size info from El Subcomandante: "The sump-pump in question is a marine grade, 4.8 amps. at 12 volts D.C. It is rated at 1500 gallons per hour at zero head. This is about right for this design, however a 1000 gph pump would work almost as well." The pump ran off battery power for a few hours a ...
by Mr. Polando
Tue May 16, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

I'll get the info on the pump size and power usage and post it back here. It was not a large pump.

That water is coming straight from the shower - we didn't do any filtering.
by Mr. Polando
Tue May 16, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 269
Views: 140070

Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

My camp has been using a very effective greywater evaporator for the last couple of years. We never had the need to evaporate more than 30 gallons a day - but it easily handled that load. http://glenn.easley.googlepages.com/grey-water-evaporator.jpg We used another small pump to move water from the ...
by Mr. Polando
Wed May 10, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What was the name of that band on Esplanade last year?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Was it these guys:

http://www.soulinthemachine.com/

I caught their show early in the week - they were a lot of fun!
by Mr. Polando
Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Instructions for making a propane cannon
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

Spectabillis - that's a great diagram - what are the cone like spray nozzles? Some sort of atomizer?
by Mr. Polando
Sat Oct 15, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Building a wall in sections. How to join the sections?
Replies: 25
Views: 5089

Dallas, are you just creating an "L" shaped wall or a box? How large/how many sections will it be? Are you covering both sides of the wall with plywood?
by Mr. Polando
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: 2005 Theme Camps
Topic: What about a water slide?
Replies: 41
Views: 25133

I was camped next to a big water slide this year - about 3:00 and Gestalt. They used scaffolding to hold the high end of the slide - made from what looked like sections of a cement shoot - and dumped it into a big pool. They didn't filter it and used water from one of the big water trucks. They shut...
by Mr. Polando
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: String of lights suspended from balloon
Replies: 10
Views: 2250

Thanks Folks - just the info I was looking for!
by Mr. Polando
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: String of lights suspended from balloon
Replies: 10
Views: 2250

String of lights suspended from balloon

Monday or Tuesday evening I saw a beautiful string of lights reaching up into the sky tethered from a balloon of some sort - all attached to a little wagon. The creator wasn't around to talk with - does anyone know who made this great installation? I'd love to talk to them!

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