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Made a monkey hut tutorial for those who need diagrams.

Post by caveatlector » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:25 pm

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Post by ACfromSAC » Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:34 pm

YES! Love it :lol:

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Post by TheFastCat » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:02 pm

I love it! Only suggestions would be to include the lengths and diameters of the PVCPIPEN needed as well as pvc joints for the purpose of making the parts list directly useful as a shopping guide!
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Post by caveatlector » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:08 pm

Hm. That's a good point. I was trying to supplement the stuff I've seen online, but maybe I'll add more detail in the pdf that you can download from the page. I'll post an update when I include the sizes.
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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:03 pm

I've never really looked into building a monkey hut, but I found this very clear. I am quite confident I could put up a monkey using this as a guide.

The tongue-in-cheek only makes it better.

Maybe include metric measurements too?
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Post by caveatlector » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:12 pm

BoyScoutGirl wrote:I've never really looked into building a monkey hut, but I found this very clear. I am quite confident I could put up a monkey using this as a guide.

The tongue-in-cheek only makes it better.

Maybe include metric measurements too?
Thengyou. I considered using metric units, but most folks purchase their goods from American stores, so they're stuck using that weird Imperial unit thing there.

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Post by Hoolie » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:18 pm

This is excellent.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:15 pm

I see you are a graduate of the Royal Swedish Academy of Industrial Design and Rendering.
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Post by Dr awkwarD » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:36 pm

This is the most awesome thing since awesome came to awesometown.

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Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:43 pm

I'm writing to Ikea and suggesting they HIRE YOU! :mrgreen:

Love it!
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Post by TT120 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:51 pm

Awesome! I love the Ikea feel to it. (I actually like putting Ikea stuff together)
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Post by BBadger » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:02 pm

Hmm, never thought about using the bungees in the middle to hold the tarp in place but that looks like a good idea!
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Post by Maizie » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:10 pm

This is great! Thank you!
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Post by shroom » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:34 am

love it, i do need pics! :D
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Post by Jovankat » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:50 am

I like that your illustration includes shirt cockers :)

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Post by Drawingablank » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:02 am

This is great, but I would like to point out that bell end pvc connections tend to fail under the stress of playa conditions. They only provide a few inches of connection which places a lot of stress on them. The same applies to standard pvc pipe connectors.

That is why most monkey hut designs incorporate a sleeve that fits over at least 12 inches of the pipes on both sides of the connection which distributes the load much better.
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Post by maryanimal » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:16 pm

I'm building a Monkey hut this year! I saw a different method, and I'm having a bit of difficulty understanding parts of it. It looks like the tarp goes under the ribs. Anyway, I like the way caveat's hut is secured on the outside!

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Post by caveatlector » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:01 pm

Drawingablank wrote:This is great, but I would like to point out that bell end pvc connections tend to fail under the stress of playa conditions. They only provide a few inches of connection which places a lot of stress on them. The same applies to standard pvc pipe connectors.

That is why most monkey hut designs incorporate a sleeve that fits over at least 12 inches of the pipes on both sides of the connection which distributes the load much better.
Fair point-- It's just not a problem I've run into *yet*. We've been using bell ends for years with nary a problem, but i'll check the pipes we've got in storage and see how they're doing.
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Post by Snowballs Chance » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:11 pm

Thank you for this

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Post by chuckularone » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:32 am

Dr awkwarD wrote:This is the most awesome thing since awesome came to awesometown.
I second, third and fourth through eleventy billionth that!
I cried real tears of hilarity looking at this! I need to print a poster of this on the plotter!
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Post by shieldbearer » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:00 pm

I built one of these, a 50 year old female and the only area I needed help in was the cutting of the pvc, not too comfortable with a power saw, otherwise the rest of it was simple. I have had the thing up on my property for over a few weeks and it has withstood the monsoon season her in the AZ desert. When I put it up I didn't have any bungee cords so I used old shoelaces, they have withstood the monsoon winds, none of the laces have come undone and the structure has stayed intact. The laces are long enough to wrap around the pvc several times, I put the laces through the grommet half way, then wrapped one end of the lace in one direction around the pvc then the other end in the opposite direction around the pvc then tied the ends together. Any thought on continue using the shoe laces or should I consider getting bungee cords.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:49 pm

Jovankat wrote:I like that your illustration includes shirt cockers :)
I love that the shirt cockers are laughing at the hut builder. What could be lower than to be laughed at by shirt-cockers?
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Post by MoBo » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:22 pm

This is awesome.

Maybe hexayurts next?
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Post by Captain » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:15 am

This is amazing! Thanks to these instructions I've decided to build one for my camp, I'm just going to make a slight adjustment and make it 16' long instead of 10'.

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Post by caveatlector » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:53 pm

shieldbearer wrote:I built one of these, a 50 year old female and the only area I needed help in was the cutting of the pvc, not too comfortable with a power saw, otherwise the rest of it was simple. I have had the thing up on my property for over a few weeks and it has withstood the monsoon season her in the AZ desert. When I put it up I didn't have any bungee cords so I used old shoelaces, they have withstood the monsoon winds, none of the laces have come undone and the structure has stayed intact. The laces are long enough to wrap around the pvc several times, I put the laces through the grommet half way, then wrapped one end of the lace in one direction around the pvc then the other end in the opposite direction around the pvc then tied the ends together. Any thought on continue using the shoe laces or should I consider getting bungee cords.

Thanks
I think you should use what you think works! Shoe laces are very strong, although if they're cotton or hemp, natural fibres tend to break down under the sun and the abrasion of the dust. I might suggest nylon cord or something similar instead.

However, It sounds like you've really put your shelter through a heck of a test as is.

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Post by ACfromSAC » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:02 pm

offarock wrote:Maybe hexayurts next?
+1

Not to be greedy in requesting more from you, but I really enjoyed this illustration and Hexayurts would make a great next subject.

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Post by Sestina » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:06 pm

What a great job!

I've been reviewing the multiple versions of the monkey hut, trying to put together a plan for mine. You have written up something that is incredibly useful! Although I'm not using the bell-ended pipes, opting instead for creating sleeves from 1.25" pipes.

Thanks again!

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Post by caveatlector » Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:14 pm

Hm. Okay, I'll be on playa this year to help build up a few Hexayurts. Once I feel I've got a good understanding for the process, I'll make a new illustration!

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Post by MoBo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:33 am

I just peed a little...

I just really enjoy it when a great concept is well executed. Rare to get both.
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Post by spacetime » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:45 pm

This is awesome and makes me want to build a monkey hut.

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