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by tbucks
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Free Hexayurt Construction Workshop in San Francisco
Replies: 6
Views: 2265

Re: Free Hexayurt Construction Workshop in San Francisco

Awesome idea.

I think you could save 70 or so dollars buying the ratchet straps at costco (nice yellow goodyear ones) and using lag bolts and chain link instead of playa staples.
by tbucks
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 896
Views: 121518

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

The difference is that you don't pay for the cut links and their footage if the store cuts them. :lol: I had to pay for all of the cut links. I wanted to complain, but then again, they did all the cutting for me. We need about 60 or so, but I only asked for 20. Figured I would make a few trips. But...
by tbucks
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 896
Views: 121518

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

The difference is that you don't pay for the cut links and their footage if the store cuts them. :lol: Thats what I was hoping for. But I think it depends on who you get and what location. The one guy that kind of helped me, when I told him what I wanted he said he couldn't do it because he would w...
by tbucks
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 896
Views: 121518

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Generally you buy chain from a hardware store...they'll have some 3/8" lag screws around. Went by today and got the 1/4" chain link. No one was there to cut it, so I've started with a sawzall and bolt cutters. Both ways are pretty simple. It was better than standing around waiting for someone in ho...
by tbucks
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

Costco is currently carrying Goodyear 16' 1000 lb/3000 lb ratchet tiedowns. A 4-pack is less than $20. In my Costco, they were right next to the carports. Do you know the width of the strap? 1", 1.5" or 2"? ( I just googled and looks like they might be 1.5") I'll probably swing by and check them out.
by tbucks
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building space in SF for geodesic dome construction
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Building space in SF for geodesic dome construction

That's weird, we've set ours up there a few times. People use the panhandle park area to set stuff up.

Is it one of those shelter systems playa domes?
by tbucks
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 896
Views: 121518

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM wrote:Then take a 3/8" bolt to the chain store. :?
I guess thats true. I have some shorter ones laying around I could take. I guess the heads are the same size. I should have realized that :oops:
by tbucks
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 896
Views: 121518

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I tried searching but haven't found it.

What size chain link for the 3/8" by 14" lag screws. Want to get a head start on cutting the links before the screws arrive.
by tbucks
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

Thanks for all the suggestions. Will probably end up with some 2", 20' ratchet straps.
by tbucks
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

Also, are 10ft lengths long enough, or would longer be better. We are test setting it up this weekend, haven't taken it out of the box yet.
by tbucks
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2467

Carport Ratchet Straps

What type/rating ratchet straps is everyone using? Do the 1000lb Harbor Freight straps do a good job? Does anyone have photos of how they strap theirs down? I've found some stuff, but a lot of the advices is from 09, 10 etc. Wanted to get a newer thread going with how people are securing them today....
by tbucks
Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for a camp around B, C, D, E streets
Replies: 27
Views: 1420

Re: Looking for a camp around B, C, D, E streets

I was really hoping this was a joke.
by tbucks
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First Year! Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 46
Views: 2780

Re: First Year! Feeling Overwhelmed

Don't worry about the tickets. Keep planning and preparing and you will get tickets through STEP or the last chance sale. Either way, you will find tickets for face value if you keep an eye out. Don't be afraid or overwhelmed. It is a lot to prepare and think about, but its not even march yet. You h...
by tbucks
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Returning for year two
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Returning for year two

We did use dry ice for the frozen food. We bought I think 40lbs on the morning we left and transported it in a cooler with frozen food in the back of a pickup truck. We kept it covered and in the shade the whole week. We bought it in San Francisco, at www.sfice.com got there 10 minutes before they o...
by tbucks
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: G'day! 2014 virgin from Cairns, Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: G'day! 2014 virgin from Cairns, Australia

Awesome that you are making the trip! A lot of people say don't stress out too much if you don't get a ticket. Every year as the event gets closer, tickets become available (STEP exchange, last chance ticket sale, and people with plans that fell through). I definitely saw that last year. Obviously t...
by tbucks
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Returning for year two
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Returning for year two

As you can tell, the professor in question was not a math professor. Even more excited that its only 8 months away. This year we are considering building a dome to use as our communal space. We used two monkey huts last year, and they worked well over all. Thursday morning, one large gust of wind pu...
by tbucks
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Returning for year two
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Returning for year two

Hey Everyone, Super excited to return this year for my 2nd burn after going for the first time in 2012. Been lurking around the boards since ticket time last year, but haven't posted too much. Hoping to change that. Last year I went with three good friends, and we camped out on 8:15 and K (the green...
by tbucks
Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Southern California First Time
Replies: 24
Views: 1441

Re: Southern California First Time

Last year was my first burn, went with three other friends also first timers. We researched, prepped and watched all the videos in the world. I also agree with not watching too many videos, just enough to get you excited, but nothing will be the same and its best to go in not expecting anything. We ...
by tbucks
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Dont have a camp? Join us!!!
Replies: 188
Views: 18581

Re: Dont have a camp? Join us!!!

Where abouts on the playa do you plan on trying to setup?
by tbucks
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

Re: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G

We are a small group 4-5 that wanted to camp in that area. We have no generators, just a couple huts and tents. Seems like we could group together, we were planning on arriving around 630am monday morning.
by tbucks
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Share Resources
Topic: Any SF Bay Area burners need small tents?
Replies: 10
Views: 876

Re: Any SF Bay Area burners need small tents?

I would like tent #5, I'm assuming its about the size for one person to sleep in? I live in SF and work in Hayward, just have to figure out a time to get out to Martinez. Thanks!!!
by tbucks
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp PleasureFist 2013 <---are you still looking for a camp?
Replies: 11
Views: 2639

Re: Camp PleasureFist 2013 <---are you still looking for a c

Filled out your form on your website yesterday. Would love to find out more info/camp with you guys if you think its a fit! Looks like an awesome camp!
by tbucks
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: virgin aussies passing through sanfran
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: virgin aussies passing through sanfran

Sent you an email if you don't already have a place.

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