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by pedroescobar
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 26811

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

Clean post-playa exterior glass trick: Wipe all glass and mirrors with a DRY microfiber towel, before using any water or cleaning solution, no baby wipes, no moisture, just a dry microfiber towel. I was amazed, better than washing for initial post playa drive home... no streaks. Dry wiping everythi...
by pedroescobar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Impact Drivers

That impact driver was plenty of power for the 16" 1/2" lag...
by pedroescobar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp Čapek 42 is seeking a few self reliant independent campers
Replies: 23
Views: 2767

Re: Camp Čapek 42 is seeking a few self reliant independent campers

Čapek wrote one of my favorite short works about a Swedish vacuum cleaner. Reminds me of the playa with all the reverence about dust. https://books.google.com/books?id=XIUoyiuLBBEC&pg=PA179&lpg=PA179&dq=čapek+vacuum&source=bl&ots=8cF4NqyjZs&sig=zk7a1iOvSCHjDzsQHXGdBHvGg_4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjm6Yr...
by pedroescobar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 26811

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

This was the best year I've had for RV prep/cleanup. 90-120 minutes of prep, mostly on playa except for the moving blankets I laid down all over before we left to protect the seating/sleeping areas plus the floor. Spent 60-90 minutes taping on playa with 3M blue painters tape and covering most windo...
by pedroescobar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 73
Views: 26811

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

This was the best year I've had for RV prep/cleanup. 90-120 minutes of prep, mostly on playa except for the moving blankets I laid down all over before we left to protect the seating/sleeping areas plus the floor. Spent 60-90 minutes taping on playa with 3M blue painters tape and covering most windo...
by pedroescobar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Work access pass timing
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Work access pass timing

Thanks. I’ll double check with Gate.
by pedroescobar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Work access pass timing
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Work access pass timing

We are pushing to be there as early as possible and my camp is aware of timing and prepared if we don't get there early on Saturday. As stated, I'm not going to risk myself, my passenger or my transportation because I need to arrive a few hours earlier. The travel aspect of this is safety first, not...
by pedroescobar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Work access pass timing
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Work access pass timing

So we are coming down early with WAP's with plans for a Saturday arrival. My intent is to arrive by 2-3pm on Saturday depending on the drive. Is there a cutoff time that we have to be in before they close the access for them? I just want to make sure we don't miss that and end up at Gate only to be ...
by pedroescobar
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Impact Drivers

Yeah that will probably drive 24" 1/2 lags with no problem. I'll stick with my $199 set (with drill).
by pedroescobar
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Impact Drivers

The one I got is an M18 Brushless, just not the Fuel class. 1500lb/ft of torque vs 1800lb/ft for half the cost. Otherwise they are basically the same. Home Depot has mine on sale for $199 vs $400 for the Fuel version (both come with a drill as well). You get 2 5amp batteries with the Fuel version ve...
by pedroescobar
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Impact Drivers

Yea, unless you're driving huge number you should be fine with 3 batteries. I think I lasted a full 4A battery on my Dewalt XR impact driver last year driving ~20 or so 3/8 x 14 in and also out at the end without having to change. Bring the charger _just_ in case, cause your neighbor might need to ...
by pedroescobar
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Re: Impact Drivers

Thanks. I assumed I’d be fine with this but wanted to confirm. I’ll make sure to have a few spares of the adapters as well as 3 total batteries so I don’t have to worry about running out of juice.
by pedroescobar
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Impact Drivers
Replies: 22
Views: 1440

Impact Drivers

Since it doesn't seem to be the single source for good impact drivers I figured I'd ask the question. I'm looking at the Milwaukee M18 Impact Driver that is included in this set and wondering if it would work for 16" 1/2 lags? I don't want to get down there and not be able to setup my shade because ...
by pedroescobar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best place to get shade tarps
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Best place to get shade tarps

Thanks I'll take a peak at that thread.
by pedroescobar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Lag Bolts - zinc vs. Galvanized - also size recommendation

I'm doing 12" (3/8) for the feet of my EMT shade structure and then 16" (1/2) for the guy lines. I would have done 18" but they were out of stock at the time.
by pedroescobar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Best place to get shade tarps
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Best place to get shade tarps

I've got a few shade tarps (10x10, 80%) and I'm doing a test run on my EMT shade structure (10x20) this weekend. I'm a little concerned that the grommets are 24" apart. Anyone have any suggestions on where to order some that has either 18" or even 12" grommet spacing? Or will I be fine with 24" spac...
by pedroescobar
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 10536

Re: Preventing Bike Theft / Finding 'Lost' Bike Ideas

Good luck hearing a doorbell... Maybe a train horn, but not a doorbell...
by pedroescobar
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Party/Bar Requirements for Legal Drinking Age

Last year I carried my drivers license without problem. My passport and passport card expires next year so I’ll simply be using my passport card in my bag this year and leaving my license in my RV.
by pedroescobar
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 100114

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Pedro, it doesn't matter how many or how long the lags are that you put thru the Foot Plate of your EMT structure. All that does is hold the footplate to the playa--the leg poles still try to wiggle out of the footplate and go flying away. (The only thing keeping the leg pole in the footplate is a ...
by pedroescobar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 100114

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Pedro do you have any contacts in the SF Bay Area? Golden State Lumber can order any size so cheap. Most of my SF friends will be heading out to Reno/Gerlach area in the next few days to rebuild some parts of camp so I don't think they will have much time. I'll just go with the 12" in the feet and ...
by pedroescobar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 100114

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Yeah I haven't been able to locate 14" lags locally in Seattle. 12" was the longest I could find. I plan to have 2 guy lines per vertical pole with heavy duty ratchet straps.
by pedroescobar
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 100114

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?
by pedroescobar
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT Shade Structures
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: EMT Shade Structures

So I haven't been able to locate 14" 3/8 lag screws for my 10x20 EMT shade structure (10' height). I bought a bunch of 12" 3/8 lags that I will run 2-3 in each foot of the poles and a 16" 1/2 lag at each of the 4 corners attached to the eyelets on the feet. Additionally there will be 8 total 16" 1/2...
by pedroescobar
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Tell me where you at 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 1464

Re: Tell me where you at 2018?

I’ll be camping into one of the deep playa portos all week.
by pedroescobar
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Yes, Token's logic changed my mind and I was going to go with the 2x 2200's then plans changed a bit and we are now camping with the people I camped with last year. We weren't on their grid last year, but we will be this year. I'm debating still picking up the genny's (as backup w/ an 5 gal extended...
by pedroescobar
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: EMT Shade Structures
Replies: 4
Views: 519

EMT Shade Structures

Is there a reason why Black Rock Hardware does 12' (ie 10' +2') for the width of their shade structures? While I like the idea of a little extra width, I don't really feel like I need a bunch of extra joint pieces and 2' conduit pieces but wanted to make sure there wasn't some reason for them...
by pedroescobar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Not a lot of need in the Seattle metro area. It will literally be for BM and random camping trips.
by pedroescobar
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Well I’m going to Honda route
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: Well I’m going to Honda route

Wonder if it would be worth going with 2 of the new 2200 models in parallel and getting an extended run tank instead. Gives me an extra bump of power and should be able to run a decent amount of time at the same cost. I had planned to do a second 3000 next year but I don’t know if I need the 5500w. ...

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