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by EspressoDude
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What I learned as a newbie.
Replies: 37
Views: 5864

Re: What I learned as a newbie.

somewhat off topic, but since the thread drifted to boots; google Wesco boots, then hit images. wowsa.

locally hand made in Scapoose, Oregon by the Shoemaker family


they take a long time to break in, are wonderfull once they are. Also they will rebuild your boots for 1/2 cost of new
by EspressoDude
Thu Apr 16, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man Laser Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 8726

Re: New Burning Man Laser Policy

conduct an internet search for "laser variance" According to where this will lead searchers, a Federal Variance is required for operation of a laser that exceeds certain parameters...an office pointer or target pointer... This is according to Federal Rules 21CFR1002 ~ 1040. Operation without a varia...
by EspressoDude
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man Laser Policy
Replies: 44
Views: 8726

Re: New Burning Man Laser Policy

Banning of lasers has been over due for a few years. Working at the base of projects prior to them being burned has been a bit of a problem with lasers shining everywhere. Even lasers on mutant vehicles are often not being operated properly; and without knowledge of the federal rules that are put ou...
by EspressoDude
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown
Replies: 30
Views: 3447

Re: Strength of ratcheting straps for carport/shade tiedown

wider/stronger is better. 1" wide is barely enough to hold a bicycle on the back of a car, and being thin and under tension can cause cuts. Stronger ones may find other uses beyond holding down a carport
by EspressoDude
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Canopy fittings for multiple size tubings
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Canopy fittings for multiple size tubings

interesting concept. however like many things on playa, they will get bent, hammered together during assembly, covered in dust. what slid together at home may be a way larger pile when you get ready to leave the playa.
by EspressoDude
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme Camp Requirement- Fire Lanes
Replies: 43
Views: 3487

Re: Theme Camp Requirement- Fire Lanes

ASR's sketch showing the arc access is not needed because the camp is only 50ft deep. Most blocks are 300ft deep except Esplanade to "A" which is 400ft. In a majority of the city, if your village is over 150ft deep, it likely extends a full block deep. ESD wants access to the middle of the block. 30...
by EspressoDude
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Speakers for 150-person party
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: Speakers for 150-person party

OR, you could camp anywhere within 400 feed of Camp WALTER and their wall of sound kalliope.
74 dB at 400ft away inside a RV.

70000 watt audio in the city 4&A
by EspressoDude
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wire rope load limit
Replies: 22
Views: 1818

Re: Wire rope load limit

the bigger number for HF cable is the breaking strength at 6160 pounds. Other similar is rated 7000 pound breaking strength with a safety factor of 5 to 1; 7000 pound breaking strength is 1400 pound working load, same as HD cable. So HF has a bigger number than HD, but is a DIFFERENT NUMBER. Read up...
by EspressoDude
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 5152

Re: Scaffolding towers

Earth anchors http://www.homedepot.com/p/ShelterLogic-ShelterAuger-30-in-Earth-Anchors-Set-4-Piece-10075-0/202719050?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-202935069-_-202719050-_-N A-Rock's grommet plan is good if there are enough layers of fabric. We use zip ties, way cheaper than carabiners and lighter....
by EspressoDude
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 5152

Re: Scaffolding towers

cables: they will fill with playa dust which is corrosive. over a winter they will rust like crazy if not properly cleaned and slushed.
larger individual strands will help, such as power line guy wires (7?strand) vs. 6x19
by EspressoDude
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Scaffolding towers
Replies: 54
Views: 5152

Re: Scaffolding towers

looking good. Unless you tension the cables with several thousand pounds, they will sag, or form arcs, with wind loading. Particularly the transition from shade to no shade (vertical line in your rendering). Look at some of the tensioned star tents, or forestay and luff sag in sailboats. Ground anch...
by EspressoDude
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 154449

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

before 6A.M. ? maybe in response to "Where's my bloody coffee ?"
by EspressoDude
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 154449

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

ooooh, where's my coffee.? fumbling around for the switch for the dim lights..
by EspressoDude
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1187
Views: 55331

Re: The Car Thread

those rattles are lots of fun. I once took most of my 52 Willys 4x4 wagon apart looking for an intermittent buzz/grind sound. Like an occasional bearing race spinning. hubs apart, wheel bearings loctited, etc.. Turns out it was a flash light bracket mounted on the steering column with little rollers...
by EspressoDude
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Yeaaahhh. My 2014 ticket showed up in the mail!

Inside of a card from the ORG, thanks for volunteering and working with the Fire Art Safety Team.
Signed by Crimson Rose, Betty June, DaveX, Katie Hazard, Brody :D


(entry was by 'credential' picked up at will call)
by EspressoDude
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?
Replies: 19
Views: 1689

Re: What happens if you get tickets and no vehicle pass?

maybe Bruno will start a new service BBBB: Bruno's Burner Bus Brigade
by EspressoDude
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: car pass now more expensive than airport parking
Replies: 61
Views: 3662

Re: car pass now more expensive than airport parking

Limiting cars may have a negative impact on traffic to the event. not less traffic jams, but actually more as people pile more stuff on their cars/trucks instead of taking two. next thing you know there will be a porta potti tax. Oh and Proof of Insurance required for all attendees (available from b...
by EspressoDude
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Merry Ho, Ho to all burners! And yes the coffee is really good this morning.
by EspressoDude
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant vehicle advise needed on the small scale.
Replies: 9
Views: 4018

Re: Mutant vehicle advise needed on the small scale.

A good test of 'mobility' is to try it out on your lawn, or loose garden soil. I got a free mobility scooter a few years back, repaired the controller, put wider tires on it. Worked great on level concrete. Almost stalled in the grass. Gifted it forward, since it would not work on playa.
by EspressoDude
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

mmmmm, my mouth is watering. aims for the print button
by EspressoDude
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1187
Views: 55331

Re: The Car Thread

Found the answer! It is not the hundreds of amps that flow through the main contacts that is the issue. It is the 40 - 50 amps required to pull in the solenoid. That current has to flow through the engine and dashboard wiring harness, key switch, and to the S terminal. The Ford setup you are teachin...
by EspressoDude
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1187
Views: 55331

Re: The Car Thread

Question Captain: In your bench setup: Doesn't the heavy current draw go from the top copper stud; through the closed copper contacts in the solenoid; to the bottom stud which is the starter winding ? Your copper bar should go across the big terminals? I believe the S terminal is the one that energi...
by EspressoDude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

link to pictures of playa lake http://rawfire.torche.com/burningman/images/2014-12-08/

same pictures trilo posted in 2015 conditions thread
by EspressoDude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

:coffee: morning guys, Big storm hit about an hour ago.. Wind is a little later... 20 foot swells on the north coast.. The bar is close to fishers.. (The Bar) is a sand bar that makes rough seas on the north coast.. The Coast Guard stops all shipping at times. Moses couldn't part that sea.. Lightin...
by EspressoDude
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 227980

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

saw a pictures of the reappearing lake. getting big! (will have to ask permission about posting link to them)

limited access to inner-net so may be a day or so............
by EspressoDude
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?
Replies: 31
Views: 11173

Re: Which cars can fit 10 foot pvc pipe inside?

Nissan Xterra. Passenger footwell over the console.....
by EspressoDude
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: What's happening locally in Portland, Oregon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1344

Re: What's happening locally in Portland, Oregon?

Roadside Attraction is a bar on S.E. 12th Burner folks gather there Tuesday evenings. Portland burner websites are pretty sleepy.......
by EspressoDude
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: 2015 Theme
Topic: Carnival of Mirrors
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: Carnival of Mirrors

Mirrors + "Tom Servo" read as mirrors connected to servo motors....mirrors focused and tracking the sun to ignite that big wooden thing in the middle
by EspressoDude
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: New SIte Design for burningman.org
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: New SIte Design for burningman.org

I see that the new background for the website fully embraces unregulated lasers, the wiggly blue lines through the sky.
Like those that blinded a Black Rock Ranger / Sandman in 2014.
by EspressoDude
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1187
Views: 55331

Re: The Car Thread

Went to local Parkrose Hardware store yesterday to get some plumbing parts to replace the gas valves in a BBQ. (about 650-700000btu) ! saw this in the lot. Maybe a king cab Chevrolet that has been customized by collision and a torch. Looks like Dana 70 axles, but the front is enclosed knuckle joints...

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