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by DrCook
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting gear.
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

Re: Transporting gear.

There are many containers shipped to playa from around the US. Papa Bear is right that Kostume Kult/NY Container Crew organize the 5 that come from NYC. You can contact them at nyccontainer@kostumekult.com. It is surprisingly cheap when you fill the things- we pay $9/cubic foot for round trip NYC-BR...
by DrCook
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 27013

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

Those of you hating on the 747 and the people behind it should read the project lead's response over on Reddit.
by DrCook
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 131586

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

This Ryobi impact wrench comes with one 4Ah battery. Is that sufficient for one burn? Anchoring a hexayurt. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-ONE-1-2-in-Impact-Wrench-Kit-P1833/302648209 That battery should be fine for a single yurt. And if you don't have a way to charge it and the battery ...
by DrCook
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 10 in Lag Screws
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Re: 10 in Lag Screws

Will a 1/2 in. x 10 in. Galvanized Hex Lag Screw hold down a Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 4-Person Canvas Tent, Deluxe? I have the same Kodiak I have used for many years. I use 10-12" lag screws with washers and have never had a problem. The Kodiaks are pretty heavy on their own. The first year I even us...
by DrCook
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 131586

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Can anyone speak to personal experience with the more "Budget" friendly impact drivers for lagbolts *on playa*? Such as the $60 or less Ryobi, Black and Decker, or Harbor Fright drivers? Trying to keep a lid on expenses, as much as I'd love a fancy premium brand toolkit, can't justify it this year....
by DrCook
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 131586

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Are 2-3 12" 3/8 lags at the feet of each pole on a 10x20 EMT shade structure with 2 16" 1/2" lags connected to the top corners connected by ratchet straps going to be enough to keep it from flying away? I think so. We use 14" lags + ratchet straps all around the periphery of our 40' x 60' EMT shade...
by DrCook
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)
Replies: 102
Views: 10131

Re: Burning 2019-2028 Plan - Your input requested (long)

Flying and bussing masses of people in, who obviously must depend on vendors (or “camps”) to accommodate them and obviously cannot be bringing much for anyone else to enjoy ruins it. The majority become spectators. There’s just no way around that. It’s just over. I've ridden the BxB from Reno the l...
by DrCook
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 131586

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I was looking for a solution other than chain links to use with lag screws, because the hardware stores where I live (NYC) wouldn't make all the cuts for me. I settled on climbing anchors, the ones rock climbers use to attach their ropes to a cliff in case they fall. They worked really well last yea...
by DrCook
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4663

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

Number 1-This is the common foot supplied with kits all over the 'net or do it yourself parts available. Problems: --------the holes are too small for PLAYA needed security. Drilling out the holes for more adequate lag screws or candy cane rebar would bring the holes too close to the edge. We use t...
by DrCook
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Parachute shade structure Q's
Replies: 12
Views: 2251

Re: Parachute shade structure Q's

Here are plans for a 1" EMT shade structure from Kostume Kult: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-tp7aKaiD-2c08wemlWeFNBZ00/view?usp=sharing The only thing I'd change is to use lag bolts instead of rebar. As for transportation, you will need at least a 9' U-haul style van or larger to transport the ...
by DrCook
Thu May 24, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit Shade Structure Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4663

Re: Conduit Shade Structure Questions

We used feet and lag bolts with ratchet straps, the 12" and 14" lags fit perfectly into the feet holes, no washer required. 18" lags that are 1/2" diameter would be too large for the holes. If you don't want to have the guy at Home Depot make a hundred cuts of chain link for the lags, you can buy 3/...
by DrCook
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Where To Donate Bicycle After BM ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: Where To Donate Bicycle After BM ?

Stars and Bikes, at 5:30 and L this year, takes bike donations of all kinds. http://www.starsandbikes.com/
by DrCook
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa

Thanks, Figjam! And love the tarp with your avatar on it!
by DrCook
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Securing EMT structure side tarps to Playa

I'm designing a flat top shade structure for my camp, using 1"EMT & lag bolts like so many others. It's going over tents in a non-interactive area so I'm also planning to put angled tarps on the sides to block wind and add a little extra shade. I've read a few different opinions about securing the s...
by DrCook
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: ERROR - code assigned to you was already used
Replies: 43
Views: 3082

Re: ERROR - code assigned to you was already used

Hmm, that's weird. I logged out and back in again and this time it worked. In both cases I was using the same login info, with username but not full email.
by DrCook
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: ERROR - code assigned to you was already used
Replies: 43
Views: 3082

Re: ERROR - code assigned to you was already used

Also bought a ticket in the pre-sale and got the same message
by DrCook
Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Nose? Prevention and tips?
Replies: 27
Views: 4648

Re: Playa Nose? Prevention and tips?

Someone on the interwebs a few years back (forget where) recommended Ponaris Nasal Emollient https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NB5BFA/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1 , I tried it and have been using at the burn ever since. It's basically moisturing goop for the inside of your nose, it ...
by DrCook
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Fitting a kodiak tent in a monkey hut
Replies: 38
Views: 9845

Re: Fitting a kodiak tent in a monkey hut

We've been using a modular shade structure at Kostume Kult for years that's inexpensive, easy to setup, and withstands whatever winds the Playa throws at us. I camped under it last year in my 10' x 10' Kodiak with some headroom to spare. Added bonus is it can be scaled up or down in 10'x10' incremen...
by DrCook
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5913

Re: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015

All good advice, thanks!
by DrCook
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 5913

Re: Planning Arrival After The Gates Open 2015

Where is the point where BRC volunteers direct cars into the penalty/waiting lot- at turnoff, at the gate, elsewhere? I'm trying (perhaps optimistically) to time my arrival to be as close to 10am Sunday gate opening as possible, and am wondering if for example I turn on to Gate Road at 9:55 will I b...

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