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by jfeaz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey Hut on the beach?
Replies: 1
Views: 906

Monkey Hut on the beach?

Hey All! I've got my trusty Monkey Hut (unmodified from the original design) that I've used on a variety of turfs. I was wondering if anyone has ever tried to erect their monkey hut on a sandy California beach? I'm going camping with some friends in Point Mugu SP and would love to use my Hut for sha...
by jfeaz
Wed May 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Thanks everyone! I just found out that the 2' lag screws I was about to order on fastenersuperstore.com have heads too big to fit inside my PVC anyway, so guess I'll just stick with rebar.
by jfeaz
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

It's not really bad that it bends. The fact that the rebar bent despite the PVC bending means it must've just been really windy. The whole structure of a monkeyhut is supposed to be flexible and bendy anyway, and as long as the PVC doesn't come off the rebar you should be fine. I've even put cut pi...
by jfeaz
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?
Replies: 27
Views: 9566

Re: Re-bar or Lag Screws for a Monkee Hut ?

Does anyone have any info on the comparative resistance to bending between lag screws and rebar? I'm not going to make it to the playa this year, but I use my Monkey Hut at Joshua Tree in June when the wind is even worse than the Playa. Last year when I pulled out my 2' rebar, they were all bent bey...
by jfeaz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

Thanks for that. Which one I actually buy aside, what's the best way to go about protecting it from the weather and thieves? Another reason to buy a cheaper one is that this is for open playa art, not my camp. Meaning that, it'll be more vulnerable to buttwads and a cheaper one would be a smaller lo...
by jfeaz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

I'm dropping the battery idea, going with just starting the generator each evening. Don't care about electric start/automation anymore. I'm not going to consider the cheapest generators, looking for a balance in price and quality. What do you guys think of this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Westingho...
by jfeaz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

jfeaz wrote:Thanks everyone. Does anyone have experience with the cheaper quiet inverter generators? The Honda and Yamaha are out of my price range.

This will be better anyway because my lights will be on a DC system and having the built in inverter will save me a purchase.
i mean, having a DC port.
by jfeaz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

Also, is it a big phenomenon for generators to be stolen from open playa art?
by jfeaz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

Thanks everyone. Does anyone have experience with the cheaper quiet inverter generators? The Honda and Yamaha are out of my price range.

This will be better anyway because my lights will be on a DC system and having the built in inverter will save me a purchase.
by jfeaz
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Re: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

Or, is there a type of generator that can start automatically when there's a demand on it? If so, is there a type of charging unit that can only deliver that demand when it needs to charge the battery?
by jfeaz
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator to recharge deep cycle battery
Replies: 40
Views: 21207

Generator to recharge deep cycle battery

Does anyone have experience using a generator to recharge a deep cycle battery for camp or art illumination? I need to illuminate an art project at say, 300 watts, and I've decided on a gas generator due to higher performance and lower cost, but if possible, I would like that generator to not be run...
by jfeaz
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity
Replies: 50
Views: 12308

Re: A Burner Analogy For Understanding Electricity

Hey, great thread. I'm starting to get a feel for this. I'm tasked with lighting an art project this year and I'm trying to figure out the math. I'm looking at strip LED lighting, 20 meters worth, purchased as four 5-meter strips with 300 LEDs each. The product is advertised as a 12V DC system that ...
by jfeaz
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 3482

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

Great resources, everyone. Thanks for the info!
by jfeaz
Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 3482

Hardier Hexayurt

Hey everyone! I'm into the idea of building my first hexayurt for 2016, and upon further research, I'm starting to become slightly dissuaded by the general un-reusability of the design. Meaning, the idea of buying $100 worth of tape every time I set it up is somewhat off-putting. Other than that, ev...
by jfeaz
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

spacetime wrote:That is wicked. Fabric helps make it. Have you considered painting the tubing?
Definitely. Probably a 2016 project. Or maybe I'll commission someone on the Playa = )
by jfeaz
Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

Hoolie wrote:That is looking very nice.
Thank you! I came across your post when I decided to look after browsing some really boring and cramped-looking prefab camp shower enclosures. I'm glad I did.
by jfeaz
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

Updated pic with stained base and fabric sides!
by jfeaz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

This is the pump we use http://smile.amazon.com/SHURflo-2088-492-444-Model-Fresh-Water/dp/B000B63ZAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437167953&sr=8-1&keywords=SHURflo+2088-492-444+Park+Model+Fresh+Water We bought it a few years back and according to the receipt we paid $169.99 buying local at a marine stor...
by jfeaz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

Elderberry wrote:When you're ready, let me know and I can give you all the specs on the pump and how we connect ours.
That'd be great! If you have the info handy, might as well post it here now for the public good.

Would love to see some pics of your set too if you have them.
by jfeaz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

Nice. Now all you need to do is trade that sun shower in for one of these: http://www.campchef.com/triton-5l-portable-water-heater.html (Of course you'll need a pump and a 25 gallon water container, but it is so worth it.) Oh hell yes! I want to improve this thing a little every year, and I think y...
by jfeaz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

Re: My homemade shower

MikeGyver wrote:Whats your collection/disposal plan for the water?
It'll be elevated with loose blocks of 2x4 at the corners and placed in a 9x10 evap pond, which will be very effective for a camp with only 8 people. Also secured to the ground with guylines tied around the top horizontal PVC pieces.
by jfeaz
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My homemade shower
Replies: 19
Views: 2652

My homemade shower

I just wanted to post a picture of the shower I just built - I'm really excited about testing it out! It's based on a great design by Hoolie I saw in this thread: https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=277&t=70199&hilit=shower I couldn't find a decent pallet for the base, so I made it with fr...
by jfeaz
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: My Playa Shower
Replies: 51
Views: 54195

Re: My Playa Shower

@Hoolie, just wanted to thank you for posting this great design. I bought all the parts today for my own 4' x 4' copy!
by jfeaz
Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: LA Comedy/Improv/Filmmaking Scene
Replies: 0
Views: 476

LA Comedy/Improv/Filmmaking Scene

Hey All, Are you an LA-area improviser, stand-up, or online video creator? Have you ever competed at the Web Show Show or performed at Westside Comedy Theater? We might know you! A small group of us is forming a comedy-based camp, hopefully with a performance space, and looking for people connected ...

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