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by Pootzen
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4314
Views: 1028909

Re: cooling your tent or van

Then I would go heavier with the epoxy, as those other things may not bond to what you already put on there. Heavy enough so that its more of a liner than a paint job. The label says to wait a week if you've already applied it before applying any more to the surface. Definitely seems like more of a...
by Pootzen
Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4314
Views: 1028909

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thank you for the advice! I will pick up some Gorilla Glue and RTV Adhesive instead. I treated it with a couple cans of the Rustoleum epoxy, but it's not complete coverage.
by Pootzen
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4314
Views: 1028909

Re: cooling your tent or van

Tested my box build and it's leaking, guess I'm off to the store for Bondo putty and spray foam to try to get it playa-ready in time.
by Pootzen
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4314
Views: 1028909

Re: cooling your tent or van

eldergeekaz wrote:LOL, yea, it would have only been four holes and four saw cuts huh?

But style counts!!! :P
Exactly! I've had that hole saw sitting around for years (ever since I thought about building a bucket cooler), only appropriate that I use it now.
by Pootzen
Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4314
Views: 1028909

Re: cooling your tent or van

The more the merrier when it comes to the air intake. You don't want anything stopping that fan from doing everything it was designed to do. Make sure you get that box good and water proofed. I probably should have read this comment before I cut these holes today: http://i.imgur.com/TockkH8.jpg Cut...
by Pootzen
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 69054

Re: Bike Builders Unite

On a completely different note, I have an American Speedster Sidekick that I bought a few years ago from a fellow Seattle burner. ... ... Does this thing work? I mean, does the chain stay on, and that sort of thing? Hub motor(s) might be a good idea for these, since the pedal-chain-drive is such a ...
by Pootzen
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 69054

Re: Bike Builders Unite

I did buy these cool umbrella holders for regular bikes in case I go the Mongoose route. Mobile shade is a necessity...! http://i.imgur.com/gmHdJOd.jpg http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Stainless-Steel-Bicycle-Bike-Umbrella-Stand-Holder-Bracket-for-Wheelchair-Strollers-Umbrella-Base-Holde...
by Pootzen
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 69054

Re: Bike Builders Unite

On a completely different note, I have an American Speedster Sidekick that I bought a few years ago from a fellow Seattle burner. http://i.imgur.com/DndYUFR.jpg I want to attempt to electrify it, but I'm not handy in the slightest. Between these two 20" wheel kits, what's the better option? http://w...
by Pootzen
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 69054

Re: Bike Builders Unite

I had no idea Sheldon passed away so long ago... we had a nice correspondence back in 2007, and I thanked him for the gift of "bike knowledge".
by Pootzen
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132445

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Based on my experience last year, lag screws are not worth it. Too much trouble vs. rebar.
by Pootzen
Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: How much water do you use? RV camping
Replies: 34
Views: 12436

Re: How much water do you use? RV camping

I have a 50 gallon ~ish tank that we used last year for double showers and never ran dry. This year will be the test of that...!
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Best material(s) for a baffle box?
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Best material(s) for a baffle box?

Oh, right, forgot the carpet... thanks! :D
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Best material(s) for a baffle box?
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Best material(s) for a baffle box?

Here's what I ended up building... :mrgreen:


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by Pootzen
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Battery for 5050 RGB LED strip on bike
Replies: 37
Views: 7615

Re: Battery for 5050 RGB LED strip on bike

So I got around to hooking up a multimeter to the strip to see what kind of amps the entire strip was pulling. Turns out at the brightest setting on whit I was getting 1.7 amps, far from the 6 amps that was listed so I'm not sure what that rating was for. On the dimmest single color of red blue or ...
by Pootzen
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Canopy Parts - Order 'em NOW
Replies: 7
Views: 1413

Re: Canopy Parts - Order 'em NOW

FIGJAM wrote:Time to go to your local swap meet and ask the venders there where they got their parts.

Some will have a cash and carry local source.
I gave up on waiting for YSBW to get 5-way fittings back in stock and bought a used Costco carport from local burners today. :)
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water fillup going thru Cedarville
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: Water fillup going thru Cedarville

If you'd seen how small Cedarville is, or are about to, you will understand. For musts, I depend on Klamath Falls and Alturas (I fill up on gas there). For accidental deficits and BBQ, I love Cedarville . . . And they're great for your first fill-up on your way back North. I would try Yelp and make...
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water fillup going thru Cedarville
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: Water fillup going thru Cedarville

Captain Goddammit wrote:I love Cedarville as a last stop before playa.
I know a couple top secret super awesome places, but I'm not tellin'!!
Hey man, not cool. I thought we were all supposed to share and, like, help each other out... :roll:
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water fillup going thru Cedarville
Replies: 17
Views: 1755

Re: Water fillup going thru Cedarville

I stopped at the corner store, but opted to buy the BBQ steak, baked bean, and bread platter right out front...then hit the ice cream shop across the street...Cedarville rocks! The little ice cream shack on the east side of Bonner Street is really good (ice cream sandwiches with fresh baked cookies...
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Best material(s) for a baffle box?
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Best material(s) for a baffle box?

There comes a point at which people have to take responsibility for their own choices. I camped across the street from a sunrise coffee camp and most definitely learned my lesson. Trilobyte - thank you for tip, I'll use the leftover plywood cut for the baffle box to make a base. How important is it ...
by Pootzen
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Best material(s) for a baffle box?
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Best material(s) for a baffle box?

Even my EU3000 could use some baffles. Last year it annoyed me quite a bit, and thus no doubt others. It may be getting louder with the years. How can we make sure any carpeting will not shed small pieces of the nap along the cut edges? These make nasty moop. Good point, I'm going to bring a baffle...
by Pootzen
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Best material(s) for a baffle box?
Replies: 16
Views: 4575

Re: Best material(s) for a baffle box?

Carpet remnants seem to be the go-to cheap solution according to this thread: viewtopic.php?p=250192

I plan to build a basic box with a side hinge and open top with carpet stapled to the inside for my generator this year.
by Pootzen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Side Coverings
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Side Coverings

How big are the side tarps in this setup? Are they the same 10x20 panels? This looks like a good way to wind block and guy-line together, but I'll have to order more lag bolts! :cry: The side tarps are the same 10x20. Guy lines are not needed here as the side tarps serve as guy lines. The tarps are...
by Pootzen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Side Coverings
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Side Coverings

Figjam is right about the 45 degree angles. I attach my walls to the playa floor with 2x4's laid on the leading edge of the wall and pre-drilled for 18" lag bolts screwed into the playa. You can save $, and put a solid panel on at least the south facing wall if the walls are attached in this way (p...
by Pootzen
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Drill tip for conduit fittings
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Drill tip for conduit fittings

We use a sizable 1" EMT shade structure (2,300 square feet last year, 2,600 square feet this year). You don't need to attach them "faster" nor would a power tool even help with that. If you have the screws set properly (not quite sticking in) you only need about one turn to go from nothing to tight...
by Pootzen
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132445

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Man, I think we should all keep posting stock photos of our drills. I really don't see why any 18v impact driver wouldn't do just fine as long as you could keep the batteries charged. The only drawback might be that I'm not bringing more than one driver to recruit someone else to help with the setu...
by Pootzen
Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132445

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Would this be a good enough impact driver for 1/2" x 18" lag screws? I have a generator this year so if the battery needs a charge it shouldn't be a problem. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Kt5VAASML.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Factory-Reconditioned-Ryobi-ZRP881-Cordless-Lithium-Ion/dp/B00CU3B...
by Pootzen
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Drill tip for conduit fittings
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Drill tip for conduit fittings

After seeing this tip I've hard a hard time taking anything Chuck Miller says seriously. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22728/how-to-save-a-miscut-board-from-the-scrap-bin That stuff works great! Saved me lots of times. But take my word for it; it's not for use on your body. :( Most people ju...
by Pootzen
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Drill tip for conduit fittings
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Drill tip for conduit fittings

oly14 wrote:After seeing this tip I've hard a hard time taking anything Chuck Miller says seriously.

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22 ... -scrap-bin

You mean the tip that clearly says APRIL FOOLS right below the video? :roll:
by Pootzen
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 132445

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

maladroit wrote:It's not much, but the Fastner Superstore people run a discount code every month for 5% off. This month it's SPACER. I saved almost $3 on my box of FIGLAGs. :roll:
Still cheaper than what I can buy local in Seattle, and the same price as rebar. Thanks!

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