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by legionvr6
Fri May 24, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: 2 Main Sale tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 240

2 Main Sale tickets

Looking for 2 main sale tickets for my 3rd burn and my fiance's 1st. Happy to cover the face value plus all fees you paid (shipping, processing, NV entertainment). Don't think there's any rule about covering your purchase cost.

I'm in Los Angeles if that helps at all
by legionvr6
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Buying 5 gallon jugs of water in Reno?

Check out Blue Dot Water in Reno. We use them every year to sterilize and fill our 55 gallon drums. I think you can reserve in advance so you can just pull up to their back door and they'll help you load up. Really nice people and very burner friendly.
by legionvr6
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Is Moving Along!
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: STEP Is Moving Along!

JUST GOT MINE!!!!!!! 12:00:31
by legionvr6
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: STEP Is Moving Along!
Replies: 19
Views: 5104

Re: STEP Is Moving Along!

Anyone heard of anyone getting a STEP email in the last few days? im 12:00:31 and nada yet
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)
Replies: 15
Views: 2627

Re: How? Charging small 12v batteries from my van (without giving them too much juice)

Just get a solar panel and a charge controller. This method would let you charge the second battery without starting the engine. You can usually pick up 50W semi flex marine panels for $100 or less and a cheap 10A charge controller for $20. If this if for the burn or camping in general, I'd suggest ...
by legionvr6
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Time on the Playa.
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Time on the Playa.

Words to live by!!!!

I don't carry my phone and just use a watch and simple point/shoot camera. I also like to forget the watch is there and just see where the day goes
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

Power needs are different for everyone. My fist solar setup probably cost me around $130 using batteries I got for free and gave us enough power to charge phones, cameras and help neighbors charge the same items at Symbiosis and was all we needed. Sometimes you can snag some amazing deals on panels ...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I said solar hasn't yet reached the point of being practical for temporary portable use for anything but small loads, and you came back with "well how could you need more than a few hundred watts". You may do a minimalist camp, I never have. I like to run a big enough A/C to cool my whole rig, not ...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man
Replies: 11
Views: 3288

Re: Water Proven Unnecessary at Burning Man

We brought 2x 55 gallon drums of water for 7 people to drink, cook, dish washing and shower. Half our camp was freaking out that we didn't bring enough while 3 of us kept telling them not to worry. arrived on playa Sunday and watched the sun rise while setting up can and Broke down to leave just bef...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

As far as cost, a 600W solar panel setup will cost you about $800 for the panels; batteries will cost about $100 a piece depending on how much reserve you want, and then a charge controller or some other setup. That setup will probably run you about as much as the 2000W generator (assuming $1000 fo...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

The one thing you mentioned that isn't accurate is that generators are "expensive". Considering the cost, weight and complexity of a solar setup that can deliver a continuous three or four thousand watts, solar hasn't yet gotten anywhere near the point of practicality for temporary portable use, fo...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 4284

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

We ran 3 solar geni's at my camp (all home brew). One was out new 580W setup that successfully ran an AC unit all week. Have you thought of attaching the solar panels directly to your trike and cab ? that way you can always be charging the batteries. You can get a charge controller that supports 36V...
by legionvr6
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 6794

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

I had the joy of a 2 block ride as a passenger till it broke down due to the heat. One of the district guys wanted to thank me for a bottle of tonic water hahahaha
Gin and tonic!!!! It's heaven in a glass!!!!
by legionvr6
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Two virgins from Norway 2018. Help? Is our tent good enough?

We had several members coming in from Hawaii. If you line up a US based camp to join or have US based friends, have all purchases shipped directly to the US and just order via US sites. that will save you a good amount of money I know Hawaii is in the US but it's an island so shipping stuff from the...
by legionvr6
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Rather happy with the results of my little bucket cooler. Thanks figjam!!! I was able to cool my tent to an acceptable temp when getting ready to head out (not cool enough to sleep but at least not turning into a pool of sweat) and I was able to run the cool air pipe under a fitted sheet on my air b...
by legionvr6
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120620

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Thanks for the input. We are doing 4 tie downs per side so each corner will have 2 tie downs. should be pretty secure.
by legionvr6
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 889
Views: 120620

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

So we have a 30x30 flat top canopy with legs every 10 feet. each foot pad will have a 14" lag that goes straight down. We plan to use tie downs every 10 feet along the perimeter going to a Lag so we can have added security. To get the most out of lags on the playa, should be try to get a good 90 deg...
by legionvr6
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Just wanted to thank everyone thats given me input over the course of my build. finally calling it finished
by legionvr6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

I used a plastic 4" throttle plate adapter. Thanks for the input. I skipped the semi flex hose thinking they were to stiff and would be annoying to work with. I'll take a peak at home depo when I go to return the foil one
by legionvr6
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Any suggestions on a cheap hose option? I finished my bucket cooler. I just need a hose to run into the back door of my kodiak. I picked up foil dusct hose but realized that it will probably rip almost instantly
by legionvr6
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How does one charge 2 deep cycle 12v batteries?
Replies: 38
Views: 5496

Re: How does one charge 2 deep cycle 12v batteries?

How handy are you? How much space do you have for transport? You could buy a large solar panel, build a frame onto the bike, mount the panel above the bike as a sun blocker roof and use it to charge the batteries. No clue on power consumption but if you want a last minute project that might be a fun...
by legionvr6
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 2363

Re: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.

thanks for the input!!!
by legionvr6
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 2363

Re: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.

For those that have built flap top canopies from off the shelf components. Do you drill out a hole in your EMT pipe for the eyelet screw? The connectors have an eyelet screw that holds onto the pipe via pressure. In normal conditions I don't think there would be an issue but burning man isn't exactl...
by legionvr6
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Legs, don't forget you need to funnel both of those fans into a duct of some kind. The bucket has to sit outside your structure and the duct(s) run into the inside of the structure. Once you do that you can test what the real on-the-ground air output will feel like. I'm planning to build a cover to...
by legionvr6
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar Charge Controller gets HOT
Replies: 11
Views: 3102

Re: Solar Charge Controller gets HOT

I actually use the original blue charge controller in my little solar geni and it works fine. You may have gotten a bum unit. You can make some DC plug wired to connect your swami to the DC ports on that new one. that would make for easy connect/disconnect. I did that with mine and it works like a c...
by legionvr6
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Tanks for the input EGAZ. No water in the fans after running it for 2 hours. I have my top ring right between the 2 layers of blue pad so the very top of the pad stays mostly dry. that may be why I get no water in the fans. Also I didn't realize dust would go through the ducacool pad when dry THANKS...
by legionvr6
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Perimeter Lights - Battery/Solar Powered
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: Camp Perimeter Lights - Battery/Solar Powered

Depending on the load the LED light will create you may be able to go with 12V LED string lights and run them off the load output on the solar controller. That will save you from over discharging the battery and if you get the right controller (with a timer setting) you can have the lights turn on w...
by legionvr6
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4235
Views: 997118

Re: cooling your tent or van

Almost done with my cooler. dual fans in the lid and i wired the pump to a DC jack on the side of the bucket for easy connect and disconnect since I plan to run the fans non stop to keep positive pressure in my tent to help minimize dust. I also installed 2 DC jacks on my solar generator for connect...
by legionvr6
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 2017: A Solar Odyssey
Replies: 21
Views: 3502

Re: 2017: A Solar Odyssey

Thank you both for the input. The AC unit is for a trailer studio apartment on the playa dream a friend has so we really want to get that to happen. I'm almost done with my dual fan figjam cooler that will be ran off my single battery solar geni with 50W panel. Nice to know that panels seem to survi...

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