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by test517
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Fixer camps sound off 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

Fixer camps sound off 2016

Ok folks I am back with this. Last year we created a cheat sheet for all the fixer camps to let us all know where the others were and what they did. I am happy to create and distribute these again for 2016. If you are a repair/fixer/welding/etc camp and want to be part of this and get a list, sound ...
by test517
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i

A Honda EU 1000i will probably be able to run a 5000BTU AC. However, it may not have the power to start the AC, which requires more power. I'm sure you can use your Google-Fu to search for air conditioner prices online. While AC is definitely nice, why don't you consider making an evap cooler inste...
by test517
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bringing a welder to the playa.
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: Bringing a welder to the playa.

We have brought a welders to the playa for the last 3 years, and we will be bringing 2 or 3 again this year. Flux core and or stick is the easiest to deal with in the wind and dirty conditions, but we were able to use MIG with bottle last year by bringing plywood to create a wind break. With that sa...
by test517
Tue May 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Gears and Beers 2016 is looking for fresh blood for the machine gods!
Replies: 5
Views: 931

Gears and Beers 2016 is looking for fresh blood for the machine gods!

Gears and Beers is back for 2016 and we are looking for more mechanically talented folks to add to our menagerie. We are a camp dedicated to helping any and all the folks who have mechanical, electrical, and occasionally emotional problems on the playa as well as the proliferation of free beer. If y...
by test517
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: G&B request for what went wrong..
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: G&B request for what went wrong..

I love the wooden/replacement pedal! I am going to have to steal that as well. That is a great idea. We do have a acetylene torch we bring out each year, I will play with it and see which one I like better, thanks for the suggestion. We also do have a cheap ac/dc tig rig that I am bringing out, but ...
by test517
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: G&B request for what went wrong..
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: G&B request for what went wrong..

Elliot, I am glad that those sheets were useful. We will do them again this year. If we can pull the crank arm off and get it into a vise, we should be able to keep is straight. If we can repair the threads, that will be the first option. We are bringing a tig welder this year so we can braise (or w...
by test517
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: G&B request for what went wrong..
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

G&B request for what went wrong..

Good afternoon folks, Gears and Beers are heading back to the playa, and as a fixer camp, we would love to hear for anyone out there who had mechanical issue what you ran into, what you ended up needing and were you able to find it. Last year we made this call out and it was really useful for planni...
by test517
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Ice Maker and a Prius...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: Ice Maker and a Prius...?

I have actually tried this a few years ago with a bank of 4 of these. Three things you need to be aware of. 1. They have a temp sensor that gets fouled by the dust, so find that and just plan on cleaning it. It the silver tube that is connected to the board by a wire here: http://www.edgestar.com/Re...
by test517
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 42
Views: 10417

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

Gears and Beers will be back this year. Hope to see you all out there again. Even you Lipbomb despite that rocket fuel you got me to drink last year...

-H
by test517
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Beer - Colder Than Ice....
Replies: 42
Views: 8060

Re: Beer - Colder Than Ice....

New 50' coils are about $100 or so, so not crazy expensive. I found several used jockey boxes on craigslist for fairly cheap, and took the coils to make a 3 tap box.
I think we paid $75 each for our 2 3/8" 50' coils. Worth every penny so far.
by test517
Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Beer - Colder Than Ice....
Replies: 42
Views: 8060

Re: Beer - Colder Than Ice....

Stainless is the way to go if you have a set-up that works & you intend to keep using it. I'm just not there yet.
That is what we are using at G&B for the last two years, it works great. A little pricy, but worth it. Also cooling the keg in a plastic garbage can helps a ton as well.
by test517
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: Fixer Camps Sound off!

If anyone has two tickets and a VP to sell, I would be happy to join a fixer camp. I can fix just about anything... :mrgreen: Hi ZoNiE Sadly I am still tracking down a ticket for a member of my current campmates, but tickets always flood in the last two weeks before gate opens, so here is hoping yo...
by test517
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: Fixer Camps Sound off!

luluLeia wrote:Hi, any room for 2 people? looking for a no sound camp. 1 guy that is really 'handy' and crafty... 1 girl that is also pretty useful most of the time.

Thanks xo :mrgreen: :oops: :twisted:

Maybe, I will PM you.
by test517
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: Fixer Camps Sound off!

Terrific idea test517! Even if my camp rides out the week intact, a neighbor's camp might not, or I can imagine perhaps some other scenario where this reference card would become really handy to have and share. Thanks! Umm.. how do we receive one of your cards, perhaps stop by Gears and Beers? We w...
by test517
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Re: Fixer Camps Sound off!

Second call on this. I will close this next week so I can get cards printed.
by test517
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My pump shower
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: My pump shower

A lot better pressure than the garden sprayer. More like a shower, less like a mister. That is the problem we were trying to solve here.

Cheers
by test517
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My pump shower
Replies: 2
Views: 495

My pump shower

Since I have been asked about this a few times this month and in response to the Playa shower thread, here is a quick write gallery how to for how we build our pump showers from last year. I actually stole the idea from someone else (Jethro from Camp Delicioso) and made some minor tweaks, so its fai...
by test517
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Fixer Camps Sound off!
Replies: 20
Views: 1997

Fixer Camps Sound off!

Ok folks as promised, I will create the list of the fixer camps and get some cards printed out to pass around and post. If you are a repair/fixer/welding/etc camp and want to be part of this, sound off! Gears and Beers @ 7:30 and Carny - (Art) car repair, minor welding, and general fixing + spare pa...
by test517
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 42
Views: 8113

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

Gears and Beers will be at 7:30 and Carny again this year. Cold beer for the people!
by test517
Thu May 21, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Camp Delicioso & Creperie - Space Available!
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Camp Delicioso & Creperie - Space Available!

Glad to see CD is going to be out there this year. You guys are awesome!
by test517
Fri May 15, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 42
Views: 8113

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

We are aiming to land Gears and Beers here again. Hope to see you all again neighbors!
by test517
Mon May 11, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

I'm a newbie, so please forgive me if this is a dumb question, but what's the tool situation? Would you need fixers to bring their own suite of tools? Not necessary. I am bringing a set of cheap harbor freight tools that we have been using for the last few years. If you a professional set, you will...
by test517
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

MacGyvers' Union reporting in. We're asking for 7:30 again this year - and definitely would love to find out where the other resource/fixit camps are so we can spread the word! We sent a lot of people down to both G&B and BRC Hardware last year. Sweet! Once we get placement, lets start a thread for...
by test517
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

roadtec4u wrote:Greetings grease guzzlers, I am a retired Master Mechanic, fixer,tinkerer, fabricator,restorer and more. Would love to join your camp. I reside in Northern Oregon, and this will be my third Burn.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Rick

xxxx@xxxxxx.xxx

I will send you a note.

Cheers
H
by test517
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

b42575p wrote:I don't want to leave my camp but would like to hang out and help fix stuff
Please come by when ever you like. There is no shortage of need and we will have cold beer on tap! We are trying to aim for the 7:30 neighbor hood again this year.
by test517
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

My husband, an ASE Master certified mechanic & parts manager, and I are coming for the first time. I'm not a mechanic, but I would be a terrific assistant and I love good craft beer:) Erik never stops fixing things, anything! Thoughts? Congrats on your virgin year (I am assuming) Rox! I will send y...
by test517
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Re: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

Hi Hiro! Let me know where you guys are going to be camped when you know-BRC Hardware likes to know where it's fellow fixers are! Maybe we can find a time for a fixer camp get together. :D Hi Bedlamdoll, We were at 7:30 and C last year and I believe we are aiming for the same area next year. We mos...
by test517
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Gears and Beers looking for more mechanics/fixers

Are you a gearhead? Do you like fixing things? Do you like cold beer? If so, our camp is looking for more members this year we want you! Camp Gears and Beers is a service camp dedicated to helping all the folks who have automotive or other problems on the playa and the proliferation of free beer. If...
by test517
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: A request from Gears and Beers
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: A request from Gears and Beers

Gears and Beers, I have an Econo Tig (miller) that up until last year was my welder on playa. It's an older one (1997 or so) and it has been great. It is a little light on power to Tig Aluminum well but does great with stainless or mild steel and it is really nice to have a machine that can stick w...
by test517
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: A request from Gears and Beers
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: A request from Gears and Beers

Thanks everyone so far. The junk yard starters/solenoids are a good idea. We will have couple of boxes of fuses/lights/springs/c-clips as well as at least a couple of golf cart tubes to boot. trilobyte - I was actually the one who helped you with you latch, it was the least we could do for all the l...

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