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by melodiousdirge
Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Also very cool. Perhaps cooler than the bicycle wheel version:

by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Northern BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Good to see there will be some Canadians to mingle with. ;) I've definitely resolved not to buy water or perishables until as far south as possible. I'm a bit OCD however so I'm sure I'll have 90% of it packed into my truck before I leave here. Hopefully I can fit my dome, grey water system, tent, c...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

I can tell you that without cooking/showering I was able to deal with the grey water issue with simply a 4'x4' black plastic station wagon liner. This is great feedback - thanks for that. I'm a serious mechanical geek, so things like wind powered evaporation devices really get me going, however I h...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

You can filter it and treat it with bleach and sprinkle it on the streets. If you sprinkle it in the camping areas it will make scars that you will have to deal with later. OK good to know. I was trying to work out a way to use my grey water for evaporative cooling for my dome... needs a lot more t...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

Thanks so much! That is very helpful. Photos are always worth a thousand words.
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

What IS the official ruling on sprinkling of treated, filtered grey water anyway? I have read a few places that if you filter it and bleach it you can sprinkle it on the playa, but I can't see how they could possibly police the treatment of grey water, so I'm thinking this would/should be a no-no. A...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

I haven't actually built or used one of these myself, I just happened to find it on instructables. If you read through the entire instructable I believe that question is addressed somewhere. The answer goes something like - because the drum is constantly dipping through the water, the dust ends up b...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

DOTA's dome, with tensile covering... made of lycra blend fabric, suspended from inside the dome... shady and breezy, just like we like it! http://flic.kr/p/5maxnV That's a great looking dome. I do like the inner lining type shade covering, but I'd rather not have passers by climbing on my dome. Th...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

I put my dome up as my avatar for you to look at if you can see it in that little picture! If I knew how to post pictures Id put a link to it on this thread. Maybe someone could give me info how to link it to a picture I have on my computer? Thanks. Well it looks good in miniature! Tough to see muc...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

The nylon belt turns the big drum, which is partially submerged. The drum picks up water on it's surface in a thin film that evaporates very efficiently while the drum turns.
by melodiousdirge
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 15
Views: 2557

Cool Wind Powered Greywater Evaporator

This has probably been posted before, but oddly enough I couldn't re-find this with google last night (had the bookmark at work) so maybe it hasn't been posted much. Just sharing!

http://www.instructables.com/id/Gray-B- ... ywater-di/
by melodiousdirge
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Northern BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

When you consider burners are generally 1 in 150,000 of population, I would guess you just might be the only Burner north of the Central Interior. We have quite a few camp mates from Vancouver area. Trish is from Prince George. But I figure, given the miles per person in Northern BC, you could easi...
by melodiousdirge
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Northern BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Nobody? come on... we're on the same side of the continent at least!
by melodiousdirge
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gifts for the playa
Replies: 183
Views: 20142

GIANT DILDOS! oh if only. hahhahahaa... I'mna be working on some swell patches since that is what I quit my job for.. doing machine embroidery at home. I'm all excited. and one of the best gifts I got last year was a nifty metal springy dragonfly. The camp behind us had a rad knicknacky stuff sitti...
by melodiousdirge
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

I guess one other major consideration is just how "sealed" you want to make your cover. I've seen a few examples of domes designed to let the wind blow through, like this beautiful example: http://www.lostmachine.com/projects/orbbject/index.html But then many others who have made their dome cover co...
by melodiousdirge
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

:D My 2 Cents -- definitions: Please keep in mind what sort of wrap we are talking about. It is my experience that many people think of pallet wrap when they hear the term shrink wrap. Pallet wrap, more commonly called stretch wrap, is the thin clear stuff about 12 or 18 inches wide -- used to secu...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

[quote="Sic Pup"]It's good to see that you're practicing self-reliance. One is always better off looking for information rather than validation. I really don't know much about shrink wrap (other than the guys on the farm used to use it to wrap pallets of boxed veggies) but I'm curious as to how you ...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Northern BC
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Northern BC

Setting up potential plans for a trip to BRC this year from northern bc (Peace Region). Is there anyone on eplaya from the area interested in collaborating on building structures, sourcing supplies, planning routes, transportation, etc?
by melodiousdirge
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

As a newcomer feeling entirely too large for my britches... is there any interest in a sticky thread about this? It would be relatively easy to compile 50 or so different threads into a concise sticky. I wouldn't bother for my own info, but there are definitely a lot of repeat questions I think I co...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

Alright, I've done a bunch of searching and (more) reading [search function on this forum works much better than others I've used - thanks Savannah]. I guess the gist is as follows: Structure part is easy - conduit is by far the easiest to get and cheapest material for a rigid dome structure. Extrud...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

Searching isn't nearly as much fun as starting new threads though... surely NOBODY has thought of the same questions I have. . . Right?

Thanks for the pro-tips on searching. Will give that a shot this evening. ;)
by melodiousdirge
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

Welcome to eplaya, melodiousdirge. Thanks! With any luck it will be welcome to the playa in a few short months. Stake your dome frequently & extremely well with rebar & rope, because even a metal dome is not heavy enough to stay down in a really good storm, and if it flies it could kill someone or ...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll follow up on those links a bit. Karma - point taken. Do you happen to know how a parachute canopy is measured? Maybe some googling is in order. Sic Pup - addressed already; anything that will keep out rain will also catch wind (I.e. tarps). Something like alumi...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The Old Parachute Dome Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 11801

The Old Parachute Dome Discussion

Hello all, first post here. BRC Virgin trying to make it for 2011's burn. I'm looking at building a 24-30 foot dome to encompass my vehicle, tent, and some lounging space for me and friends, both at burning man and potentially on other camping expeditions. I've read all the "cons" surrounding the us...

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