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by EGAZ
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 34809

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

finished fabbing/welding a new tongue stand for the trailer. I am finally over stacking wood blocks.... LOL While searching for a cool jacket like Trilo's, I found a sweet vest for $4. The jacket search continues..... :| Printed out 'The List', did a quick run through. Should come together quickly. ...
by EGAZ
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 909
Views: 126258

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

That is a freakin' lag screw!! :shock:
by EGAZ
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1010757

Re: cooling your tent or van

Semi rigid duct. It can be shaped as needed with your fingers. Search for 'dryer wall flange' for the connectors.
by EGAZ
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: What is your floor?
Replies: 24
Views: 3619

Re: What is your floor?

Large canvas tarp I have had for years, anchor the corners with large nails and washers. New for me this year is a 5x5 piece of carpet, edges taped in front of the door of the RMC. Probably use nails for it too.
by EGAZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: messy carpet edges? help!
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

Re: messy carpet edges? help!

I just did this last weekend. Duct tape, step, step, step........ :mrgreen:
by EGAZ
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag Screws for Carport
Replies: 11
Views: 2972

Re: Lag Screws for Carport

Have you seen this post, from this search by chance?
by EGAZ
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Undies
Replies: 31
Views: 10454

Re: Undies

I C Wut U did there..... :coffee:
by EGAZ
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1010757

Re: cooling your tent or van

Your build looks good! I built the same thing. :) Yea, add more holes for 1" spacing on the header tube. Then you can slow the pump down. Another thing you can try first is to flip the header tube so the holes point up. The water will follow the inside of the pool noodle and might help with dispersi...
by EGAZ
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!
Replies: 28
Views: 4704

Re: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!

I cut the media tall enough, so when the header tubing lays on top, its 'just over' the top edge of the bin. The tee-shirt sleeve on the tubing also billows when water is running through it, so it seals too. Be aware things sag as they are wet and run all week. There are a number of ways to seal the...
by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How does one charge 2 deep cycle 12v batteries?
Replies: 38
Views: 5794

Re: How does one charge 2 deep cycle 12v batteries?

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by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1010757

Re: cooling your tent or van

Ah, I missed that pic. Then one can use flanges, nuts, bolts for penetrations. Do it right an you don't even need to cut a lid. Work through the discharge opening. The lid, if needed to be cut, can be sealed with magnetic or velcro strips.
by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!
Replies: 28
Views: 4704

Re: Building my first Yurt & Swamp Cooler - Need Advice!

Go with the storage bin since you have the fans. (hold about 6gals) Fab the media into an oval tube instead of a round tube. Leave space between the walls and the media. IMAG1983-a.jpg IMAG1757a.jpg The duct size for the fan is actually 5", though 6" works fine. One for each fan or if have access to...
by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1010757

Re: cooling your tent or van

"....made specifically from the RV fresh water tank? This is the route I plan to take, but I wasn't clear on how to create the "lid" for this version of the cooler. " Do I understand correctly you are using an old RV water tank as the case for the Unicooler? Be aware getting things to 'stick' to an ...
by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 34809

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Refilling propane tanks for cooking, nitrogen tank for air tools on the RMC & Argon/CO2 mix tank for the welder. Welding up a new trailer jack stand/flag pole holder.

Final mechanical/lube check on the truck & basic cleaning/supplies check of the RMC is this weekend. :coffee:
by EGAZ
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Messages getting stuck in outbox
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

I've noticed they stay there until the recipient sees/opens them. At least that's how I understand it to work. But yea, some of mine stay for days, weeks....
by EGAZ
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 77015

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

The OMG sale is over. Watching the explosion happening in the ticket topic area. :coffee:
by EGAZ
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

At least you can stand on it if you need something of the roof of the van. LOL :D That's a hell of a case for a swamp cooler! My two cents are to remove the intake cover completely. Throw in a filter rack if you like but you don't need to. Change the discharge to 12", add two, 12 in. 90 Degree Round...
by EGAZ
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4247
Views: 1010757

Re: cooling your tent or van

The water gets cold as a by-product of evaporation. Its not the cold water that does the cooling, its the phase change of the water, from liquid to gas , that transfers the heat from the incoming air. The bottom of there bin is holding the water. Anyone else notice the referral links in the Playalab...
by EGAZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: "Tracking" your Burn?
Replies: 11
Views: 2130

Re: "Tracking" your Burn?

I had my Garmin 60csx with me in my pack last year. Its interesting to see what routes you favor through the week. :coffee:
by EGAZ
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 34809

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

After a couple of parts sanfoos, the transfer case is finally all back together and back in the truck. Took a long, hourish ride to test. Shifts into/outof 4wheel drive so I guess I did good on my first TC rebuild. :D Will do the rest of the truck/trailer checks next week. Finished final changes to ...
by EGAZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cash Money
Replies: 23
Views: 3131

Re: Cash Money

Ice and coffee is all you need it for. Anything else would not be a good life choice. ;) :coffee:
by EGAZ
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 29
Views: 5646

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

Seeing as how you have nothing, go with 1". It's proven, 3/4" is sketchy & 1/2" is flat crazy & a waste of money. And IF you decide to sell it all, you're not left with smaller gear that no one wants or can use with their existing 1" fitting setup....... that everbody uses....... on the Playa..... :...
by EGAZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Greywater cooling using a heat exchanger approach?
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: Greywater cooling using a heat exchanger approach?

What you are looking for is called a water to air heat exchanger. cold water is pumped through the finned tubing. Air is blown across the fins cooling the air. These are used a lot in Hospitals, office buildings, condos and apartments. The water is cooled with a refrigeration chiller of some sort. T...
by EGAZ
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 896
Views: 77309

Re: "It's news to me!"

Somebody claiming to be FIGJAM has secured EA for Wednesday pre event.

This is unacceptable. And the only times tar & feathers would be allowed on the playa.
How does one pull this off? Or have I succumbed to FigJam's trolling skills?? :mrgreen:
by EGAZ
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Box Truck Space - How many campers?
Replies: 6
Views: 943

Re: Box Truck Space - How many campers?

It all depends on how good your Tetris skills are...... :coffee:
by EGAZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

Now just need to find a place that will sell me 4 feet of ducting so I don't have to buy a whole 25 foot section. Stalk an HVAC guy or drop by a house/building that is being built or stop by a shop. A 4ft chunk of flex dust is scrap for them. Most likely get it for free. I can also use the unit in ...
by EGAZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler
Replies: 18
Views: 3753

Re: Air intake & filter issues for RV/van swamp cooler

1. correct 2. correct 3. correct 4. I wouldn't say enhance, Evap cooling is a air in/air out type of cooling. the vent allows this to happen. What are you using for the basin? A bucket or a box like FigJam's latest box unit? (if you don't know about this then I know you did not read the last dozen p...
by EGAZ
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 28683

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

For paint I would go with a good Industrial primer & paint. Do the proper prep/cleaning, shoot it and be done. Rustoleum makes paint you can mix and use in a sprayer, which would be cheaper than rattle cans in this case. You could go with Imron if you really want some abrasion/nick resistance but it...

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