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by wolfraider
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Dude, I'd just run the fog machine all of the time out there, forget the cooler, the constant fog is bad-ass. People will think your tent is on fire... When you wake up and come out of the tent you will appear as though you materialized out of thick air! Like some kind of magic trick. Fuck with you...
by wolfraider
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Based on the feedback I received on my last design, I modified it to "double up" on my fan output. Does this seem like I may have solved my intake issue? I had a fog machine around so I figured I'd do some smoke tests to illustrate how much air is going through. I also went back to the blue mesh wit...
by wolfraider
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Well look at that pretty thing!

I'm going to go back to the drawing board with some longer legs and blue pads and hopefully that will increase my fan's output.

Thanks everyone and THANKS FIGJAM! Here's to a cooler burn. ;-)
by wolfraider
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Yup....
Awesome. Thanks, Elder. Do you have a link for where that design came from?
by wolfraider
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Is there a way to raise the PVC frame so that the lid fits snug against the PVC and minimizes this gap? I could use longer legs inside the box or alternatively use a pad of some kind (maybe a cut of the blue pad) above the pvc to block that gap. I'll try and see if my results vary. The holes in you...
by wolfraider
Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hey all! Yesterday I finished my design which is somewhere between a bucket coolor and a unicooler. I made a PVC frame to run the water through and used tight garden netting/mesh to run the water through. The corners of the pvc legs would lose the water so I used wine corks and cut them to fit insid...
by wolfraider
Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

FIGJAM wrote:For that size space the unicooler would be better.
Thanks for the response! I'm going to be switching out to a bigger unit for sure!

And btw, Dr. Fish, that is one damn sexy unit!
by wolfraider
Sun Jun 19, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks all for your responses to my battery questions! I found a 95 AH battery and paired it with a solar controller. The project is definitely turning more complicated since I added a float switch plus a 4 watt light bulb to tell me when the pump is running. I ran it in parallel with my pump after ...
by wolfraider
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

No Walmart in Brooklyn. Big box stores tend to be a rarity. Oddly there is a Costco near me but I doubt lowes sells these batteries.

The main question is do I need a larger than 100 amp hour battery or could I survive with a 50-ish one.
by wolfraider
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047700

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hey all! If I use a controller and a 100 watt solar panel, I shouldn't need a 100+ aH battery, correct? My Costco doesn't have the sweet 12volt deep cycle like I need and they get pricey online for over 100 amp hour batteries. Some details: Finished my bucket cooler but dont think I want to go full ...
by wolfraider
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138352

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

It was awkward watching the lowes employee cut thirty, 2-chain link sections for me. But he wouldn't let me help and I didn't want to cut them at home with an angle grinder. Now time for a dry run. I had the same experience. About halfway through the guys machine broke and the knob fell off. He had...
by wolfraider
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138352

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Just wanted to send an update. I received my replacement box of 50 lag bolts and did a quick count. 42 of 50 were perfectly straight and 6 were wobbly when rolled (not super bad though). Only 2 had kinks like I found in the first batch. That said, I think the first batch I got was much worse and odd...
by wolfraider
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138352

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Whoa! Lags that are bent?! I don't have time for such nonsense. Which supplier is this? Supplier was FastenerSuperstore.com but they responded quickly and are going to ship me back 50 new bolts and will give me a shipping label to send back the original bunch. I'm hoping it was just a bad batch sin...
by wolfraider
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138352

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Yes. I've never had good luck with screws or rebar in "normal" Nevada soil. Ok great I figured that was the case. My backyard is pretty muddy and moist... If you received bent bolts, contact the company with the number that were bent. I'd be surprised if they didn't replace them at no charge and no...
by wolfraider
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138352

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Just got my Lag Bolts in the mail (14" X 3/8") and noticed a good portion of them had bends in them. When I screwed them into the soft, east coast dirt in my backyard, the bend created a big hole surrounding where they went in. Even if I tried to straighten them by eye, they'd still created enough w...
by wolfraider
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Looking for Camp to Join - please help
Replies: 25
Views: 2892

Re: Looking for Camp to Join - please help

Ask around among your friends to see who else is going to Burning Man. Find about ten more people and one or two more RVs that are going. That's your camp. Start a mailing list for your camp. Decide among you who is going to: * build the shower facility * build the grey water evaporation pond * coo...
by wolfraider
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets Shipping!
Replies: 206
Views: 14271

Re: Tickets Shipping!

Mine came in rather uneventfully along with Fireball and Survival guides. Purchased in the Individual Sale, roommate signed for package which is kind of amazing given that our door buzzer doesn't work and there's a hallway between my apartment and the front of the building. Either way having the tix...
by wolfraider
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recommendations -- pee bottle?
Replies: 63
Views: 12398

Re: Recommendations -- pee bottle?

Any good deep playa bottles for ladies? My first year we (the lady and me) found an ultra-super-crazy-large wide-mouth bottle from a major brand that worked for the lady so she could pee without going to the portos while in deep playa. She has a long coat and would cover herself around, put the ultr...
by wolfraider
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: New burners from the East Coast need logistics advice
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: New burners from the East Coast need logistics advice

All of the above solutions are what we found work the best. We are also coming from Brooklyn and have shipping boxes to ourselves and done huge checked bags. We also added in a longer drive from either Sacramento or Las Vegas as it keeps the costs of rental vehicles down, even when taking into accou...
by wolfraider
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 11296

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical commu

I have to say I'm happy at all your responses about the Vodka Guy story. I definitely felt it was complete and total asshat behavior. I left out the part where he was trying to pick both me and my girlfriend up, assuming we were double-propositioning him. When I told him multiple times that we weren...
by wolfraider
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical community
Replies: 80
Views: 11296

Re: End of radical self sufficiency - shift to radical commu

My first year I saw a burner in front of my camp baking in the sun. When I realized just how drunk he was (clinging and swigging his handle of vodka) I thought I'd be nice and bring him in to give him some shade and some water. It was his first year too and was hitting it a bit too hard on who knows...
by wolfraider
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Virgin in need of evap advice
Replies: 31
Views: 7238

Re: Virgin in need of evap advice

Thanks, SSE! Been a long time reader on ePlaya not wanting to be that guy that's under-informed. I was looking into Evapotrons too and have seen some really smart ideas that use wind power and such (some even rotate 360 degrees so they always work!). Was considering trying one for 2015 but I don't t...
by wolfraider
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Virgin in need of evap advice
Replies: 31
Views: 7238

Re: Virgin in need of evap advice

Last year we had great luck with a brown tarp and three 2 X 4s duct taped together to make an evap pond. Tied a used water jug to a stake to use as a squeegee to spread the water out maybe 2-3 times a day. Main thing is lots of surface area and the more it gets spread out the faster it dries. We had...

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