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by MacGlenver
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont understand
Replies: 52
Views: 5335

Re: Questioning the "Spine" of monkey huts - I dont underst

I do a 20x30 monkey hut with a 30x30 tarp for the cover (1” schedule 40 electrical conduit PVC with bell connector ends). I’ve brought it the last 3 years. I string two strips of rope/nylon webbing down the center (spaced 2 feet on either side of center). The ropes on either end guy out to a center ...
by MacGlenver
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Lost Humans
Topic: Lost: 1st-yr. Blk Rock Ranger (New Jersey Patent Lawyer)
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Re: Lost: 1st-yr. Blk Rock Ranger (New Jersey Patent Lawyer)

You could also contact the Rangers and have one of them send your message out to the Ranger all call distribution list.
by MacGlenver
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Drones as art
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: Drones as art

Joeln wrote:... I bet the borg...
How am I just realizing that the bmorg can be abbreviated to The Borg (ala Star Trek if anyone is as dense as iI was). I don't tend to equate the two, but I'm sure there are plentyof cynics that would :-)
by MacGlenver
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Lost Humans
Topic: Sam...lifesaver @ the JOTS
Replies: 7
Views: 3406

Re: Sam...lifesaver @ the JOTS

<3 So glad to hear he is doing well. I hope you find Sam.
by MacGlenver
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Alternatives to Carpet for public spaces...
Replies: 27
Views: 2242

Re: Alternatives to Carpet for public spaces...

I would also say not to bother with adding grommets. I spent a few hours putting grommets into some 8oz canvas drop cloths. I did an ok job with them, but when the wind got under them (when staked to the ground) they flapped and tore where the grommets were. You're better off just putting a bunch of...
by MacGlenver
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Lost Bikes
Topic: I lost a hand-me down playa-bike and have a picture
Replies: 1
Views: 2743

Re: I lost a hand-me down playa-bike and have a picture

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Sorry, had to. Good luck :-)
by MacGlenver
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: What did you learn this year?
Replies: 76
Views: 6386

Re: What did you learn this year?

I need to be stronger.... Or maybe I'm glad I'm not. We'll see.
by MacGlenver
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Threaded Monkey Hut - for better travel and resiliency

That... Is one thorough document. Haven't had a chance to read it fully, but looks well thought out. Just cause everyone on Eplaya is supposed to nit pick and criticize, I'll say that "threaded" is a bit deceiving, as I would interpret that as having threads that screw together. I guess my other que...
by MacGlenver
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Lifting The Ban On Feathers
Replies: 100
Views: 9988

Re: Lifting The Ban On Feathers

haven't gone through the bag of moop i picked up on the playa this year (included two full cans of beer, which I drank) but there were a lot of feathers, so many (probably due to lifting the ban) that I vowed not to pick up any more . . . won't pick up toilet tissue either. I also saw and picked up...
by MacGlenver
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

So, in the end I decided it was too much work/too risky to bother removing a pole for the entrance, given our exhaustion levels and pending party that we were to host. Will have to be a project for next year (yeah, right). The dome held up very well, and I used a 14" lag screw at each intersection a...
by MacGlenver
Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Mine worked flawlessly as usual this year as well. My porter cable impact driver never broke a sweat. We had a spare driver waiting unopened in the box just in case the other one crapped out. Here are the only two issues I've found with lag screws, and neither is the fault of the screw itself: 1. I ...
by MacGlenver
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks
Replies: 67
Views: 8832

Re: EU1000i 2000i External Fuel Tanks

Haven't read the whole thread, but I'll just note that I probably prefer NOT to add an external fuel tank to my genny, as my campmates often forget to turn the thing off. I'd rather burn thru the last half gallon of gas and have the genny die than to burn thru 3 gallons before I come back to camp an...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Can I leave a physical ticket at will call?
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

Re: Can I leave a physical ticket at will call?

I've wondered the same. Don't actually need the service this year, but would be a nice one. Edit: My guess is: "No."
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1121345

Re: cooling your tent or van

"sewed several sheets together to form a bubble around them and their air mattress, and they attach the ducting to that, which inflates with cooled air." Fully endorse this method when trying to "stretch" the bucket cooler to use in a larger-than-recommended space. I just hung an extra sheet as a c...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1121345

Re: cooling your tent or van

Someone PMd me about how my swamp cooler worked with my Kodiak tent (10x14). Here's my response in case it's helpful to others: I used it last year for the first time. I would say that my swamp cooler was not optimized to work its best. For one, the only evap pads I could find at Ace hardware that r...
by MacGlenver
Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Black Rock Hardware Shoppe - 8:30 & Rod's Road
Replies: 11
Views: 4087

Re: Black Rock Hardware Shoppe - 8:30 & Rod's Road

Been going 3 years and it didnt occur to me that there would be a camp like this. Knew of bike repair camps, but not a straight hardware camp. VERY good to know, as bolts from my cot occasionally loosen & get lost, or if we're a bolt or two short on our geo-dome (we're not, but if we hadnt done the ...
by MacGlenver
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Best plan evar
by MacGlenver
Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

Ahhh -- i saw those, but thought they were ratchet straps. Cool -- thanks!!
by MacGlenver
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

Quick and easy to make a door after removing strut....not a perfect solution but has integrity and can do it in little time. This is a 4 frequency, so it would be much different for a three. I use two 10' emt for the "upper" support, and shorter emt for the "bottom." Just flatten the ends, drill ho...
by MacGlenver
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

You can pull out a horizontal to make the diamond no problem. Stake well around the spot you remove the strut before you remove it. Even removing 3 struts for a triangle enterance will be fine. Domes usually unravel outwards so good staking in the section you modify mitigates that. Any climbing on ...
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM wrote:Then I vote impact driver as you don't want something that brakes up the underplaya on install.

It's why the lags work so well in the first place. 8)
I had the same thought -- the more you pound on the playa, the weaker your hold will be.
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

Best way to do it is to remove all C-struts that form the "star" from a B-Pentagon, then run two vertical pipes to form a doorway. I have that on my domes at home which are permanent install. The top B-Strut in the pentagon and the vertical pipes are 50% thicker pipe size for the increased lode to ...
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Re: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

Madgirl wrote:Should be no problem...one missing pole isn't going to compromise the structure enough to make it unsafe.
Thanks. Curious if you're speaking from experience, or if you are theorizing (as I'm attempting to do).
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I don't need to look at wiki to know what this thing does. I've actually used one before, under "real" conditions. As have I. Maybe a site dedicated to the difference between the two tools instead of a wiki? http://www.right-drill.com/ Not trying to be a dick just before heading to the playa, but w...
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Hammer drill doesn't hammer down on anything, what it does do is drill with an "impact" feature when the going gets tough. They are called "hammer" due to said impact feature. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_drill A hammer drill, also known as a "rotary hammer", "roto-drill" or "hammering drill...
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?
Replies: 14
Views: 1906

Geodesic dome entrance - Removing a pole?

We bought a 24' diameter, 3v geodesic dome ( http://burningman.rengeekcentral.com/Dome.html ). We did a test build 2 weekends ago, and all went well, but we found the entrance/exit process a bit annoying (ducking to get thru one of the triangles). We're considering removing one of the horizontal pie...
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I understand the difference, but I'm still curious if a hammer drill will work as well as an impact drill, with the latter being the one that people here seem to recommend. Impact left, hammer right http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/th/aplus/dewalt/DEWALT_DCK255X_img1._V395653318_.jpg A ha...
by MacGlenver
Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4321
Views: 1121345

Re: cooling your tent or van

bhwfa wrote:.....5 weeks later.....Image
Get some spray paint on that thing!
by MacGlenver
Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 918
Views: 160972

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

In case I havent posted it yet, this is the impact driver (corded) that I used last year. It. Kicked. Ass. $70 at Lowes. http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/885911/885911280044lg.jpg http://www.lowes.com/pd_189342-79992-PCE201_0__?productId=3880127 My campmate bought one of those to drive our...

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