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by SnowBlind
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 907
Views: 126105

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

maladroit wrote:EZ-Up gently tumbling by in the breeze, the plastic bumper of a Mazda skittering behind on a rope
It's performance art, man!
by SnowBlind
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 907
Views: 126105

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I would think that the whole point of using lag screws is that you can screw them in (and more importantly out) with a power tool. If you are doing it manually, you might not really gain much over using rebar. Heck, it might be easier to pound in rebar than to screw these in by hand.
by SnowBlind
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 907
Views: 126105

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

About 6" down, I hit hard ground that all but brought my heavy duty electric drill and my little generator to their knees. ... I doubt that I would have had enough power in a battery powered drill or impact driver to set even one lag bolt. I think there might be a big difference in performance betw...
by SnowBlind
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 907
Views: 126105

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

For 3/8" the longest I could find was 14", but they have 1/2" in 18".

Just like with rebar, the difference between 3/8" and 1/2" suprises me every time. Holding 3/8x14 and 1/2x18 next to each other seems like a world of difference.
by SnowBlind
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Smallish theme camp--Tips?
Replies: 10
Views: 1130

Re: Smallish theme camp--Tips?

FIGJAM wrote:I don't want to break the internet!!! :shock:
Why? Are all the pictures of you in a black and blue dress?
by SnowBlind
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?
Replies: 33
Views: 4147

Re: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?

They are not my cameras, nor pictures I took. At least one of the three photographers (carnivillain) had previously commented on here about that picture. I think he used the camera to document a lot of the DPW work.

From what he said, it was his own camera, and was working fine afterwards.
by SnowBlind
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?
Replies: 33
Views: 4147

Re: Best way to protect DSRL camera - Renting?

I don't have any sage advice on keeping your camera clean, but I'll leave you with these three pictures of cameras post burn:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgoralnick/2840320194/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/extramatic/3015088750/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/carnivillain/2827287540/
by SnowBlind
Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?

Oh now I get it. I thought you said the shifts were 4 to 6 hours, but you said 4 shifts of 6 hours each.

I should work on my reading comprehension.
by SnowBlind
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?
Replies: 62
Views: 4454

Re: What the heck happened with Will-Call last year?

How long are the ice shifts? (Somehow I assumed most departments would do at least 4 hours).
by SnowBlind
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: stop yelling at disabled vehicles on the playa!
Replies: 85
Views: 4948

Re: stop yelling at disabled vehicles on the playa!

danibel wrote:Report them how, exactly? They are going so fast I can't get a sticker number. And who would I report them too?
Report them to the Rangers (ours, not BLM). They have a whole unit that is dedicated to vehicle enforcement. (But yes, without the number it's a bit difficult).
by SnowBlind
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: stop yelling at disabled vehicles on the playa!
Replies: 85
Views: 4948

Re: stop yelling at me!

I'm not sure if they issue you a sticker or a flag, but whatever it is should be easier for people to spot. The DMV puts a sticker on the car, similar to the MV and staff stickers. The sticker is the official thing, which allows the car to drive. Every disabled vehicle needs one. They also have a f...
by SnowBlind
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Wire rope load limit
Replies: 22
Views: 1806

Re: Wire rope load limit

I like the idea of mule tape. How do you guys attach it? Knots? Or any other technique?
by SnowBlind
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 907
Views: 126105

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

lollergirl wrote:i can hardly justify spending $50 - $80 on 8 14" bolts
The site that was linked earlier in this thread (www.fasternersuperstore.com) has 50 14" bolts for $50 plus shipping.
by SnowBlind
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2014 Vehicle Pass results
Replies: 31
Views: 2214

Re: 2014 Vehicle Pass results

in your opinion, is it worth staying for both, the man burn & the temple burn? or is the man burn "enough"? thanks. I always try and stay for the temple burn. It has a very different vibe than the man burn. Much more solemn and quiet, as opposed to the party atmosphere of the night before. On the o...
by SnowBlind
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2014 Vehicle Pass results
Replies: 31
Views: 2214

Re: 2014 Vehicle Pass results

Yes, you can leave at night.

Traffic should be better than it is during the day, but you never know. Lot's of people will try to avoid the traffic. Once the man has burned, exodus starts and lasts for the next 36 to 48 hours.

Please make sure the driver is sober and rested.
by SnowBlind
Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Population cap increase???
Replies: 77
Views: 5744

Re: Population cap increase???

I'm not sure if this is heresy or not but has anyone discussed the possibly making two burning man festivals? Cool, that should surely cut the population in half. But then I only get to see half of the Art... I know, I'll simply go to both of them ;) I would guess a large percentage would just go t...
by SnowBlind
Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Population cap increase???
Replies: 77
Views: 5744

Re: Population cap increase???

vpismo wrote:I'm not sure if this is heresy or not but has anyone discussed the possibly making two burning man festivals?
Cool, that should surely cut the population in half.

But then I only get to see half of the Art... I know, I'll simply go to both of them ;)
by SnowBlind
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 26798

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Ah, but the infrastructure folks are there for much longer than a week, and anything to reduce the need for trucked in water could help. They don't have a well on the playa, but if I recall correctly they built a well at the Ranch a few years ago. That's when DPW stopped taking water donations at t...
by SnowBlind
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 68275

Re: Bike Builders Unite

tatonka wrote:What color goes good with dust
Fluorescent Pink?
by SnowBlind
Sun Nov 02, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Building Bike Racks
Replies: 27
Views: 3141

Re: Building Bike Racks

The picture that Elderberry posted looks like the bike racks that DPW builds. They have detailed plans on how to build them online. They are a little bit more involved to build, but a tried and tested design. The Playatech one is a little simpler and potentially easier to build. They also have plans...
by SnowBlind
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Convert 24 volt DC to 24 volts AC
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Convert 24 volt DC to 24 volts AC

This will have to do till I get mine from the guy that was testing them. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Invacare-Arrow-Storm-Series-Gearless-Brushless-Motor-Set-with-tires-/111491060731?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19f56293fb Are those the ones you have? He doesn't have much detail, but I don't think th...
by SnowBlind
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Convert 24 volt DC to 24 volts AC
Replies: 23
Views: 2331

Re: Convert 24 volt DC to 24 volts AC

If it's a motor controller, then it's possible that it's not simply converting DC to 24V AC and be done with it. Depending on the type of motor, the controller might varying the frequency to control the motor. In which case simply turning it into 24 V @ 60Hz is not going to do what you want.
by SnowBlind
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: keys
Replies: 21
Views: 1757

Re: keys

We usually switch the spare keys between cars. Spare key to my car is in someone elses care, his/her spare key is in mine.

I suppose this could still be bad if we are all stupid at the same time, but that hasn't happend yet to us.
by SnowBlind
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: making a regular bike electric
Replies: 33
Views: 1828

Re: making a regular bike electric

thks all , the 250watt motors say 12 miles flat surface and about 40min time b4 recharge , the 500watt said 17-20 miles flat service , and the 1000 watt said 45 miles . The range you get is really dependent on the capacity of your battery, not the wattage of the motor. If anything, a more powerful ...
by SnowBlind
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Minimum tire/wheel size for utility trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 4564

Re: Minimum tire/wheel size for utility trailer

I have a HF trailer too, and like Maladroit I've had no issue with it. The reason I bought it over another trailer is that I don't have room to store it, and HF has two models that fold up, so you can stow them in the garage. They have models with 8" and 12" wheels. I've seen someone on the Playa wi...
by SnowBlind
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Battery Powered Remote Bike Locator..... ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1943

Re: Battery Powered Remote Bike Locator..... ?

Next bike, I installed a tiny rear-sprocket on the crank, and a huge crank-sprocket on the wheel. The shifters and cables and derailers were still on it, but not hooked up. It was simply the world's slowest bike. Let a thief try to get away on that one! Slow maybe, but you could go up a straight wa...
by SnowBlind
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Will Call sucked real bad
Replies: 161
Views: 18249

Re: Will Call sucked real bad

A lot of foreign burners tickets have to go through will call because of lack of reliable, verified mail service in their country. The mail service is plenty reliable in their countries (possibly more so than in the US), but BM does not mail tickets internationally. So if you are a foreign burner, ...
by SnowBlind
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How did you find out about Burning Man
Replies: 27
Views: 1819

Re: How did you find out about Burning Man

http://archive.wired.com/wired/covers/cover4_11.gif Same here. That article in 1997 1996. I've dug it up a few times over the years and reread it. Has been a while though, maybe it's time again. Edit: Found it. If someone wants to read it: Greetings from Burning Man! It's the New American Holiday. ...
by SnowBlind
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: 2013 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV tail lights
Replies: 18
Views: 3329

Re: MV tail lights

I know the last time I registered mine in 2008, they threw the two red tail lights thing at us at the DMV completely by surprise and I had to quickly cobble something together on the spot. It was never a DMV rule. The DMV doesn't care about taillights, as long as your Vehicle is radically illuminat...

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