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by Popeye
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter
Replies: 16
Views: 1149

Re: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

Yes! Do bring those wipes. They also come in 'scrubby'. This is the most efficient way to wash your dishes. Then spray them with water, (letting it drip onto a towel), and you're done. No grey water. Don't use them on your privates. Make sure you rinse the dishes. I've been told the remaining chemi...
by Popeye
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My son wants an ATV
Replies: 10
Views: 540

Re: My son wants an ATV

Where I lived, a small village in Ak, an ATV/snow machine was the primary means of transportation for most people. Most accidents where caused by kids. Going to fast, ATV to large or powerful for the kid to control and unsupervised riders. We finally set an age limit of 12yo up to 8PM. An electric A...
by Popeye
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: dry ice
Replies: 429
Views: 351498

Re: dry ice

It seemed a lot more humid this year, if it was then air would conduct more heat from the cooler/dry ice.
by Popeye
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT Conduit Couplers
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: EMT Conduit Couplers

I've done the cut-and-couple several times with no problem. First time I saw it was on Black Rock Hardware structures where they make 10x12 ft structures by cutting the uprights to 8' and coupling the 2' cut offs to the roof. When I traveled in on the bus I cut 3/4 EMT to 5' and used these couplings...
by Popeye
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Composting Toilets
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Composting Toilets

I wandered into 1st camp during EA looking for a Blue Room and found a set of four composting toilets. Made of steel, on a platform 4-5 feet high, perforated steel floor for the dust to come in. A bunch of machinery in a separate compartment behind them. Couldn't get a good look at the machinery but...
by Popeye
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Old Motorhome Issue - Any Idea What This Could Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1171

Re: Old Motorhome Issue - Any Idea What This Could Be?

For the overheating problem, get a can of spray condenser cleaner- I just saw them at Home Depot. Spray the radiator fins and wash out with a hose. You don't want to use a pressure washer. Check your fan belt tension and that the fan is not covered in gunk.
by Popeye
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: foldable tarp poles for 1-person shade structure
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: foldable tarp poles for 1-person shade structure

I'm taking the burner express bus, so I have to prioritize for small volumes and light weights :-) I'd need them to sustain a 1-person shade structure, the cloth would be aluminet so winds shouldn't affect it (too much) I've been recommended the following poles to sustain the cloth (http://armysurp...
by Popeye
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047011

Re: cooling your tent or van

Or just take an amp reading then remove the fan belt driving your pump or fan.
by Popeye
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047011

Re: cooling your tent or van

I should have said resistance to flow of water or air. The motor will still move at whatever rpm it is designed to move at. But with no work being done, other than the basic work to turn the motor/rotor/fanblade current flow will be at minimum. As you open a valve to permit flow or take the paper of...
by Popeye
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047011

Re: cooling your tent or van

For fans and pumps the more resistance you have the lower the amp draw. Counterintuitive but the amp draw is a measure of the work done. Close off the fan/pump output and very little work is being done. The fan/pump will get hotter because there is less or no flow to cool it off.
by Popeye
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping solo tips?
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Camping solo tips?

Avacadi wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:16 pm
What about a big ass teepee tent. Dumb idea or...?
No floor could be a PITA, as could the long poles. If there is a vent at the top it would set up a convection current to help cool it.
by Popeye
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Signposts in the sand?
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Signposts in the sand?

Rebar will work depending on how deep it is driven and how big/how much wind the sign will catch. You might want to think about the sign spinning around the rebar as the wind blows. #pinwheel sighn
by Popeye
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

https://www.amazon.com/Calgon-Liquid-Water-Softener-Ounce/dp/B0056X2QC6/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=calgon&link_code=qs&qid=1565512409&s=gateway&sr=8-2 Rain Drops, not White Rain, my mistake sorry. https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Drops-Water-Softener-Ounce/dp/B005NZ4MGU I don't know about other products, you wi...
by Popeye
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes

Try the fence rail first.
The numbers you provide do not match any type of tube. Goodle for "custom exhaust" in your area and take a male and female piece of your shelter to them and ask if they can match it.
by Popeye
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water & Burner Bus
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Water & Burner Bus

You need to bring your own containers, pay for the water when you buy your ticket and get a minimum of 5 gallons each time you pick up water. You do not need to pick it up all at once but I think the last day to pick up water is Wednesday. Be careful of the collapseable water containers. They someti...
by Popeye
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Shift Pod - Ducted Swamp or Dual Hose AC
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Shift Pod - Ducted Swamp or Dual Hose AC

... Have a dual hose 12k AC, and have grid power at camp. ... If you don't mind the noise, as Token says, that A/C will chill your shiftpod better. With the caution that there have been complaints from people using dual-hose A/C with shiftpods , that they get some (hot?) dust blown in. Google/searc...
by Popeye
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes

Pick up a $5 micrometer and measure the inside and outside dimensions that will make it a lot easier to help you. Also who is the manufacturer?
Don't try to measure with a tape or ruler.
by Popeye
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Free trash disposial for those that can use it
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Free trash disposial for those that can use it

What a wonderful and generous gift. Thank you.
by Popeye
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Parts to Bring
Replies: 12
Views: 998

Re: Bike Parts to Bring

For some reason I cannot quote you spacetime, but I am thinking that too little grease is not the way to go. Dust is going to get into the crank hub, no matter what. I would think more grease would act as a barrier to penetration. Less grease would allow more penetration to the bearing surface. I a...
by Popeye
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Virgin burner looking for a camp
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Virgin burner looking for a camp

It is really really disappointing and very sad. Burning man principles include radical inclusion. I emailed and messaged so many and have been trying to get in any of the theme camps but no one even replied. No one even cared to reply a word. It seems like everyone is decided long time ago and no o...
by Popeye
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Time to be at Burner Express Bus prior to departure
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Time to be at Burner Express Bus prior to departure

I agree with everything others have said, but also there will be 8 million Burners wandering around the airport, you won't get anywhere on time. Also, you will inevitably forget something, arriving a day early gives you a chance to pick it up in Reno.
by Popeye
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Virgin burner looking for a camp
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Virgin burner looking for a camp

Hello mates, I’m a virgin burner, looking for any tips or advices to join a camp , I hope it’s not too late , any tips or advices or any offers will be greatly appreciated! M Thoink about what you can provide to a camp, what are you good at, what are you interested in and why you are going to BM. T...
by Popeye
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lightweight tent for the burner express
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Lightweight tent for the burner express

I'm coming by the burner express, so I need a tent that I can fit in a backpack. Do you have any recommendations? Should I avoid anything with mesh? Should fit one person + gear, will have shade structure. Virgin burner. Not looking for a DIY solution 🙂 Convential wisdom is minimum size for one per...
by Popeye
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Transporting large poles
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Transporting large poles

Cutting conduit to length and a shade shelter coupling works well. Don't use EMT couplings. You don't have to cut them to 5', You could cut to the longest dimension that fits easily in your car, say 7' and 3' etc. Figure out your tallest tent and cut to fit that. I'll bet somewhere around 7 or 8 foo...
by Popeye
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

Per Rhino from several years ago and me trying it over several Burns, use CAlgon, or White Rain (cheaper). Makes water wetter. I think Rhino said it is an ionic surfecant. And no, I'm not a chemist. Just listen to what people who know say and ask questions. Calgon the water softener? And White Rain...
by Popeye
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping solo tips?
Replies: 28
Views: 1461

Re: Camping solo tips?

Fkin intimidating! Shouldn't be, just a different Burn. I camped alone for 4 years, enjoyed most of it. One: KITCHEN!! what kind of kitchen set up should I do and how? The kitchen set up has always baffled me. Gray water?? What do I do with it? I feel like ive never really eaten or cooked much out ...
by Popeye
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Prebuilt Swampie Reviews??
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: Prebuilt Swampie Reviews??

It uses 11 gallons of water an hour, that's 88 pounds of water an hour.
It appears to be designed to sit in the cooled space.
by Popeye
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Parallel a Honda EU2000 with an EU3000?
Replies: 15
Views: 15104

Re: Parallel a Honda EU2000 with an EU3000?

Thanks Token. Honda also says not to do all the ^^^^ stuff that people are doing. Just reaching out to the community to see if anyone has and would like to hear their opinion. Thanks! A lot of the stuff Honda and other large companies tell you not to do is because of possible law suits and doing it...
by Popeye
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

Per Rhino from several years ago and me trying it over several Burns, use CAlgon, or White Rain (cheaper). Makes water wetter.

I think Rhino said it is an ionic surfecant.

And no, I'm not a chemist. Just listen to what people who know say and ask questions.

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