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by captain voltaveus
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Should I be worried?

Both my spouse and I ordered our tickets through the DGS this year. Her's arrived over a week ago but mine have not. Same address, same last name. Should I be concerned yet?
by captain voltaveus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Securing 10 principal street lights.
Replies: 0
Views: 968

Securing 10 principal street lights.

I’m constructing aluminum water jet cut streetlights that are hexagons made of 1/8th thick 8” x 8” panels with graphic cutouts for our camp. The hexagon bases have 1 5/8 shade structure bases so I may mount them atop 6 ft chain link fence posts. To secure them to the playa, I was thinking about simi...
by captain voltaveus
Mon May 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa surfers / scooters
Replies: 8
Views: 2433

Playa surfers / scooters

I’m curious about where 4 wheeled gas powered playa surfers fit into the vehicle policy. I’m thinking about putting together a gas powered scooter and would love to build one with 4 wheels. If it’s a stand up, single person mobility machine, would that be legal?
by captain voltaveus
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2018 Pre sale Link?
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

2018 Pre sale Link?

In an effort to not sweat if ill score a ticket this year, as well as knowing a couple folks who truly benefit from the low come ticket sales, I decided this year to register for the Pre sale. I received a confirmation that I had successfully registered but never received the follow up email with th...
by captain voltaveus
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sprinter on Playa
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Sprinter on Playa

I am planning on bringing my Sprinter Van this year to the playa and thought I might ask others what they do to mitigate the damage to their vehicle. I was curious about Sprinter specific advice if any one has any. I've read that bringing a new air filter to replace once back on tarmac is a good ide...
by captain voltaveus
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Evap / Shower stall combined?
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Evap / Shower stall combined?

Last year I brought out a evapotron based upon the circular pool method and it worked great. I've noticed some folks advocating for showering in a stall that one then transfers the water into the evapotron, others mention soaking old towels into the water and hanging them up to quickly dry out. Has ...
by captain voltaveus
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Solenoid question
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Solenoid question

I have found that my 12 VDC solenoid valve that I purchased from a burner propane arts supply company intermittently doesn't open, leading me to check my electrical connections. They are all solid. When I disconnect the high pressure system from the valve, then it gives the tell tale click and works...
by captain voltaveus
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

So its been a while since I checked in with you bike building brothers and sistahs... This weekend was the truly glorious coming out party for the Voltcycle. I spent an afternoon with a local Boom Box builder Cassofbass who takes vintage suitcases and builds custom boom boxes out of them. He helped ...
by captain voltaveus
Sun May 31, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

Wrapped 'around' the nozzle in a helix-oid shape, positioned 3-4 inches above the high pressure 'valve'. Which is not really a valve but the open end of iron pipe, the actual valves are 12v solenoid valves coming off the accumulators, the charged gas then travels through about 8 feet of iron pipe i...
by captain voltaveus
Sun May 31, 2015 2:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

On our poofers we use the copper tube wrapped in s.s.w., always worked great but now I'm thinking about going over to high pressure pilots, because the subject of fun with pilot lights.. Do you orient your pilot light vertical to the high pressure nozzle or wrap it around the nozzle in a helix? Do ...
by captain voltaveus
Thu May 28, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

Token. Holy cow that was exactly the mother load of helpful tips I was dreaming about. I will get about modifying my set up. Thanks a TON. When you say industrial furnace igniters, are there 12V DC ones out there? Any suggestions as to which one I might go source? As to the next question, my poofer ...
by captain voltaveus
Tue May 26, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

Are spark plugs the preferred option? Does one set it up such that the spark plug fires as the main propane is released or just to ignite a pilot light?

Thanks!
by captain voltaveus
Tue May 26, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

Yes! I am running a low pressure copper line to a pilot light (pictured) that I bent in a circle around the pipe that opens via solenoid and exits the main propane. My intention was to alway leave the pilot light running - only because I don't know any better. I did cover the brass pilot line with s...
by captain voltaveus
Tue May 26, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

I did wrap it with steel wool, but it wasn't SSW and seemed to disintegrate with time. Perhaps that is the issue? Do you use a Pizo for your pilot light? From the photo you might see that the copper tubing wraps around at the level of the nozzle, I wonder if I mounted the pilot ignition further down...
by captain voltaveus
Mon May 25, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: Poofer pilot light igniter question

Here is a pic of my set up (minus the soot build up). I'm hoping there is a more fool proof solution out there... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IoUT9kHc40yZ3Ex5w9tqyZCunnnRK32VEVAoQSdPK1g=w151-h201-p-no https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/21dWmiUPSQjuUmB1YlPUqtU_3EXwWLr7tOhWq3TD0XA=w152-h201-p-no
by captain voltaveus
Sun May 24, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Poofer pilot light igniter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Poofer pilot light igniter question

I have built a mini poofer to be mounted on the back of my trike. It works well, not too crazy huge a poof, but perfect for a trike mounted application. I constructed a pilot light out of copper tubing with a Pizo lighter soldered up close to the copper. As I've been testing it the past few weeks I'...
by captain voltaveus
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

That is a kick ass looking trike. Super cool rear trunk...
by captain voltaveus
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 44106

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Are those UV LEDs and are the balls treated with UV reactive paint??? 8) No, they are just 5050 LED strips. The balls are "glow in the dark" balls purchased at a sporting goods store. The table definitely requires overhead lighting as the LEDs are so bright. 2.0 will have an overhead section with l...
by captain voltaveus
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 44106

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

I've got the Fatty wheeled trike with Flame effect dialed in... https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BWj_ti75iJE/VS9wqY6r8vI/AAAAAAAACpA/Kh0GYNFKI0M/w767-h1022-no/IMG_8630.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9rhOSsVi1Ss/VS9w3xB53vI/AAAAAAAACpg/PMvqZ-oJE80/w767-h1022-no/IMG_8653.JPG Here is a little...
by captain voltaveus
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

Badass... Are the tail light animations sound responsive? Arduino controlled?
by captain voltaveus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Thanks, I have corresponded with Dave X regarding the mini poofer design. No one wants a citation or unnecessary attention!
by captain voltaveus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

TRIKE IS BETTER.

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by captain voltaveus
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

Here is a little compilation video of pics I shot while putting together the Voltcycle. Now I can move on to the LED Tron Pong table (2.0)

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by captain voltaveus
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Ha! That was my sweet 11y/o daughter who I had filming the test shot. She was expecting a much smaller poof than we got... She thinks her dad is a bit nuts!
by captain voltaveus
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Tiahaar, THANK YOU for the inspiration and advice. I truly appreciate it, from tips on getting the trike itself going, to the propane effects. It's fair to say that the pilot light didn't have any trouble last night on my test run! I hope to find my little trike out near your big boy trike sometime ...
by captain voltaveus
Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

The next step will be fabricating a rear shelf that can hold a propane tank for a rear trike Poofer with the solenoid switch mounted onto the handle bars. BOOM! haha i plan on doing the same thing! plan on using one of those camping 3lb green tanks and a tiki torch to use as the idle flame! probabl...
by captain voltaveus
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Tiahaar, Thank you VERY much for the up close pics and schematic. I did a test run on my pilot light and igniter system today and it went well. Do you think this pilot light arrangement ( with steel wool added) will get blown out when the main poof goes off? https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dSQUpb...
by captain voltaveus
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 71845

Re: Bike Builders Unite

Thats looking like a bad ass sound system. I spoke with the caseofbass.com owner, Ezra this week about getting some drivers for the trike sound system. Today I assembled the flame effect and pilot light. I did a test run of the pilot light and the remote igniter. Seems to work just fine. I threw som...
by captain voltaveus
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Elliot's stuff inspired this pedal trike https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1254/1472081477_caa7141a4d.jpg Tiahaar, any close up photos or schematics of your mini fire effect set up? I'm setting one up on my trike and am thinking about trying to use smaller tanks and maybe skipping an accumulator in fa...
by captain voltaveus
Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike versus trike? Which is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 6838

Re: Bike versus trike? Which is better?

Good God, Elliot's trike not only definitively ends the debate regarding trikes being superior, but leaves me more than a little humbled and in awe. I hope to see that trike in person this year!

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