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by Capinator
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: H14 Hexayurt?
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

H14 Hexayurt?

So I made a post about radiant barrier material, and I guess that uncorked a desire to ask more questions. Cuz, here I am already obsessing about what to do next year. We did a 6' stretchayurt this year with a DIY box swamp cooler that was AMAZING. I can't believe I waited so long to make one. It re...
by Capinator
Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 58
Views: 16010

Re: "New" shade structure material

I've been thinking about this for a dome cover. I'd love to make a dome, but I don't think that is as high on the list as it used to be. I don't know if me building yet another dome at BM adds anything at this point. Although I've always wondered if you could hang a second floor in a dome. I've neve...
by Capinator
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 58
Views: 16010

Re: "New" shade structure material

We bought 1500 square feet of radiant barrier for $220. So that is 14.6 cents per square foot. Each tent uses 715 sq ft to cover, and about $40 of expensive bifilament tape (and some aluminum tape). So about $150 per tent cover (not including PVC). We also bought 840 square feet of aluminet this yea...
by Capinator
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: "New" shade structure material
Replies: 58
Views: 16010

"New" shade structure material

Hi everyone, Long time lurker but now I feel like I have something to add. One of the things that I love about Burning Man is that, with the indulgence and help from my friends, we can turn this: Two Tents small size.png into this! mist tent small size.jpg This is a modified monkey hut with 1" x 25'...
by Capinator
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Smoke is bad, right? Wiring question for lights
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: Smoke is bad, right? Wiring question for lights

How did it turn out? If you believe the published specs, those strips are something like 6amps a piece at 5 meters. I have found them to be more like 3amps in practice, but even so, you are pushing between 12 and 24 amps with 4 strips - which is a lot (144 to 288 watts). You can get a repeater ampli...
by Capinator
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 12v and 120v power options
Replies: 23
Views: 2355

Re: 12v and 120v power options

I learned a couple of things this year that were useful, and related enough that I shouldn't start a new thread. In camp, we had 120v everywhere, and 12v nowhere unless I ran a dedicated 12v line. In places where we only had a few LEDs, it would have saved me a lot of work to have a 12v wall wart in...
by Capinator
Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 910
Views: 126493

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

We had great success this year with 3/8 x 12" nails and a 3/8" fender washer. You can pound them all the way down to avoid injury, then use a claw hammer or crow bar to get them out. The washer keeps the line from sliding off of the end. They are about 70 cents a piece when you buy them in bulk.
by Capinator
Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?
Replies: 334
Views: 21721

Re: Who got tickets in the Individual Sale?

I got in. Wait time went up and down, but finally 3, 2, 1 BOOM! I was so excited that I forgot my ticketfly credentials and had to look them up. Good luck everybody. Burning Man means a lot to me and I can't wait to see all of you again!
by Capinator
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Scream if you received a STEP ticket
Replies: 232
Views: 14553

Re: Scream if you received a STEP ticket

Long time lurker first time poster. My STEP tickets came thru today for will call tickets. Don't give up hope!

I'm so relieved! Good luck everybody!

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