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by jaybatson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 5140

Re: Belt Bikes

@unjonharley I’m in absolute agreement about optimal choice.

I’m just providing an armchair analysis for those who wish to experiment.
by jaybatson
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 16
Views: 5140

Re: Belt Bikes

As a lover of working on bikes, and a sometimes-mechanic at Playa Bike repair, I've looked a bit at this solution for burner-friends. Here's my thoughts without having actually worked on one. I note there is a decent Wikipedia page outlining the general benefits / drawbacks of a belt drive. My own a...
by jaybatson
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 268242

Re: HexaYurts

Hey, Hexayurt people - What are people's current best-practices for doors? Here's what I think I know: Plywood fastened to some, or all of the side Door opening can be all the way to the ground Plywood thru-bolted to underlying polyiso, or perma-bonded to polyiso Some people cover the full side with...
by jaybatson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Man Clothes
Replies: 214
Views: 60248

Re: Man Clothes

AntiM wrote:Also look in thrift shops for short sleeveless dresses. Many make great long tank tops for men. MyLarry has several little skater dresses he got at Hot Topic on clearance. Perfect tops.
Awesome suggestion.
by jaybatson
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Man Clothes
Replies: 214
Views: 60248

Re: Man Clothes

For what shirt under the coat, what do you envision? Shorter, hip length, belly shirt, or something longer? A shift or minidress may do the trick, or look at womens yoga or belly dance wear. Sleeves or no sleeves? Warm or cool? Good questions to ask to help me start narrowing the problem. I definit...
by jaybatson
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Man Clothes
Replies: 214
Views: 60248

Re: Man Clothes

February 2017 *bump*. Time to start planning. Some ideas for other guys: Here are some of my go-to's that make me happy - though I'm interested in more good ideas out there. Daytime: Black (tanned) leather shorts (lined, with pockets & belt loops. Found them on Etsy from eastern Europe for a great p...
by jaybatson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 73345

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

I duct taped the batt pack to the spokes , had no batts fall out . Well there ya go. Duct tape to the rescue. Thanks! I'll try a couple of zip ties, put them close to the hub (so there's little centrifugal force), and reinforce with duct tape. Did you get yours from RTGS? And, anybody want to recom...
by jaybatson
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One item for BMan 2014 a day
Replies: 1604
Views: 73345

Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

More battery powered LED's. One string is the perfect length to go around the inside of a bicycle wheel. http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g329/Fire_Marshall_Bill/BM2014/934CEFB3-FC9F-4A30-B01D-6556822EFD08_zpsauqabwhr.jpg And you're what - going to try to attach the 3-battery pack to the spokes ...
by jaybatson
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

My attempt at the 5 gal bucket cooler went pretty well, though not perfect. Notes from my experience: Get construction started early. You'll have to get things from online sources, and if anything goes wrong, you won't have time to recover. The fan Figjam recommends does indeed put out of lots of ai...
by jaybatson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Current cooler pad instructions?

Hey, Figjam - What page of the thread is the current best-practice on the cooler pads shown? I don't think the front-page post edited & up to date, and I can't remember which thread page has current cooler pad instructions. If it's not easy to find, here's what I'm assuming. - Fix the outer pad so i...
by jaybatson
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

That company stopped selling the pumps. Now they are here or on ebay. https://www.greenlivingforu.com/dc-submersible-water-fountain-pump-use-12v-solar-panel-or-battery Sigh - wish this had shown up weeks ago. :-/ I'm stuck with the 7v one from Harbor Freight. (My bucket is in a truck on the way to ...
by jaybatson
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: DJ Lists?
Replies: 53
Views: 9576

Re: DJ Lists?

Just to put it out there....

"Good music" is subjective.
by jaybatson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: DJ Lists?
Replies: 53
Views: 9576

Re: DJ's

I think it's important to note that i love the OOOOONTZ. i really do, i used to get made fun of, called names for my musical tastes, and now that it's mainstream, i find the whole "scene" pretty interesting, from a sociological standpoint... one more thing.....TRAP sucks worse than dubstep....that ...
by jaybatson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: FIRE PERFORMANCE
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: FIRE PERFORMANCE

greenmonk wrote:Circus Combustus will be bringing our SE regional fire circus antics to Burning Man this year, at 3:00 and E.
snip...

BOOM!
Need a DJ? RL filled up, and I'm dying to spin for fire performers....
by jaybatson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: FIRE PERFORMANCE
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: FIRE PERFORMANCE

greenmonk wrote:Circus Combustus will be bringing our SE regional fire circus antics to Burning Man this year, at 3:00 and E.
snip...

BOOM!
Need a DJ? RL filled up, and I'm dying to spin for fire performers....
by jaybatson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: 2013 White Parties?
Replies: 14
Views: 5615

Re: 2013 White Parties?

Ano wrote:For what it's worth, Opulent just recently announced that the white party is happening, same day as usual, at the control tower, with opulent temple and support from the dancetronauts.
For us Birgins, what's "the usual"? I'm a white party kind of guy, and would love to track this down.
by jaybatson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hey, Figjam - 1) The Harbor Freight pump does not (now) come with alligator clips, as you've mentioned in the last couple of posts. The one I bought from Harbor Freight this week has only a little push-on end that connects to the solar panel. I note that it is also (now) 7 volts, not 12, which requi...
by jaybatson
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hey, Figjam - I went looking at Ace HW's website, and they don't list the Duracool pads. But I'll assume I can do the multi-store order thing from your store. I forget - did you say I _place_ the order from my local store (which, in Massachusetts, is highly unlikely to even know what these are, much...
by jaybatson
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: USPS (Postal) Mail to Black Rock City
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: USPS (Postal) Mail to Black Rock City

So BRCPO is definitely a place I'll walk up to & volunteer for this year. I'm a virgin, so this seems like an excellent way to experience my first Burn! Question: I'm coming from BOS, and will have a bunch of stuff coming out in a container truck our Boston Burners send out there. BUT, on the remote...
by jaybatson
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Logistics for separate travelers picking up STEP tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Logistics for separate travelers picking up STEP tickets

from the ticket FAQ: If you need to give your will call tickets to multiple people, we suggest this solution: have the name on the order changed to the person who is arriving to the event first and it will be that person's responsibility to place the other ticket(s) under their individual names at ...
by jaybatson
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Logistics for separate travelers picking up STEP tickets
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Logistics for separate travelers picking up STEP tickets

Hi - I have two tickets obtained via STEP, both under my name. (Virgin Burner, me.) The other person is traveling from a different location, and arriving at a different time than me. I arrive first (likely a day or two before the other). I recall that STEP tickets are picked up at Will Call. Will I ...
by jaybatson
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:Forget the defuser and just run the dryer tube through the wall.
Did you see a defuser in ANY of my designs?
You'll want the direct breeze, trust me. 8)
Well, there ya go. Will do. Thanks.
by jaybatson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

If you build the bucket as designed, you'll have a complete air exchange about every 5 minutes. Duct it into the space over your sleeping area so that it will cool that area if not the whole yurt. 8) Thanks, Figjam. Ok. You've convinced me. Now to see if: - The Home Depot bucket will fit in my ship...
by jaybatson
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1048121

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hi - I've been planning on building & staying in an H12 Hexayurt. (See the 2nd image, lower-left of the 4 in the diagram, called an "8' Hexayurt" on this page: http://www.appropedia.org/Hexayurt_playa .) Quick back of the envelope calculation suggests this is around 1,000 cu. ft. I'd been planning o...

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