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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by nixiebunny » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:31 pm

I built an ice tray for the icebox in my 1977 popup trailer. The original one was missing. It took me WEEKS to realize that a 13x9 cake pan with 1x2s on the sides would be a perfect fit.

And I delivered the nutating secondary mirror I've been working on ALL YEAR to the radio telescope on Kitt Peak, so that my boss would let me go to BRC this year.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:28 am

Had to focus on work all day but tomorrow is aaalllll about packing! I have lists and the lists have lists! The only bad thing is that I have a scratchy tickle in my throat. :-( I'm hoping to leave town Friday AM for Reno and outrun this crappy cold everyone seems to have.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by maladroit » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:13 am

Dug out, cleaned up, and re-wired my folding mini solar panel, deep cycle battery, and swamp cooler.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by maladroit » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:59 am

Active ceiling vent for hexayurt, with dust plug

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Jackass » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:43 am

Nice chrome work, I'll bet that ceiling vent works just as good as the cooler. You could get full air exchange in no time, I need one of those on my trailer vent.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by maladroit » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:23 pm

It's a 240mm (or so) PC case fan...it's huge, but only uses 200mA. So it doesn't move that much air, but it's nice and quiet and will help along the natural convection that would happen with just a hole in the roof.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by EmilyD » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:06 pm

That's super nice looking maladroit! My own mini cooler design failed twice. :-( Next time I'll have to follow Figjam's instructions exactly and just have a big one maybe on the outside of the trailer.

Speaking of the trailer, it's ALL PACKED! Now I just have to fold it down, add the bike to the back, pack the van, hitch the trailer and tomorrow AM get some dry ice and head to Reno! I think it's a very good omen that today is the first warm, sunny day in SF in a month!

Who all's still home and packing like crazy?
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:27 pm

Acquired situational rabies. Pretty sure it'll go into remission when I finally hit the dust.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Madgirl » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:31 pm

Situational rabies all around. The number of miracle-seeking, totally unprepared, "I want to bring all my friends this year" people around here lately is amazing.

Anyway, most of my stuff is loaded into the car, minus the cooler and the small last minute things.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:50 pm

And that ticket showed up for your campmate! So you're set!
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Madgirl » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:09 pm

Am I ever! Practically dancing around the room right now.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by TT120 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:41 pm

Final shopping done. Truck washed and filled with gas. Time to start stuffing it with ALL THE THINGS!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Joeln » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:08 pm

All I have to get is the dry ice, then load up.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unitivity » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:49 pm

bad water pump, mechanic ssez finished saturday so sat. night leaving L.A. where to park in BM is a mystery. if i make it there in this 77 gmc motor home.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unitivity » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:54 pm

whats a meet and greet, a s later house.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by geospyder » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:03 am

One shuttle and two flights and I'm back in the USA. Everything ready to put in the Jeep. Leave for TTITD Sunday morning :lol:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unitivity » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:34 am

packed as much love as possible in one person now ready to go. love lvoe lvoe all you need is love. :-)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:06 pm

geospyder wrote:One shuttle and two flights and I'm back in the USA. Everything ready to put in the Jeep. Leave for TTITD Sunday morning :lol:
Get some rest! You must be jet-lagged to hell. But you're Stateside, and that's good.
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
That is a beautiful occupation.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Madgirl » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:10 pm

Majority of rideshare buddy's stuff is loaded into the car. Going over the mental list of the last minute toiletries and things I need to grab in the morning. Will be on the road in less than 12 hours!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:14 pm

I'm in 2015 planning mode. I actually went to the bus dealer today and looked over a few MCI 9 coach busses... cuz that's the way to roll to BRC!
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by forty_eight » Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:39 pm

Piles are developing now. BMIR giving inspiration - ALL NIGHT LONG.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by nixiebunny » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:23 pm

I found a block of ice for sale near the freeway. Icebox is cooling down.
Greywater evaporator is built and tested. Solar water heater plumbing tested, data points taken, starting to do the electronics work.
Big Excel spreadsheets of stuff nearly all checked off.
Looking forward to a day of oil changing, shower building and packing.
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by unitivity » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:24 am

checking out a B29 for next year. leave to morrow night cooler drive up the hill from L.A.

took storage all day broken into parts with small kiddy pools that are plastic, but very strong and light,

one for sun shower and hydro solar rain making, two others for any leaks like water from a/c that drip off roof.

hope the old doll makes it up there. Geronimo !
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Oldguy » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:54 pm

Finally got the golf cart on the trailer. Jason put a little gas in the cylinder after checking the spark plug. Boom, it started right up. I probably flooded it by using the choke too much, or it could have been vapor lock. I struggled a few hours with batteries, and this kid got it going in 5 minutes. This kid saved the day, I must reward his kindness somehow. I've heard of spraying quick start in the carburetor, but not putting gas directly into the cylinder. Old dog- new trick.

Final loading Sunday, leaving daybreak Monday. :)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by forty_eight » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:56 pm

Hotels booked. Found a small knapsack that had my dust goggles in them ... those things were proving quite elusive! Damn, that was like one of the last things hanging out there.

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by caffeineslinger » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:04 pm

I'm all set. Now to try for a good nights rest before heading out in the morning. See you out there!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by forty_eight » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:20 pm

Pack the car and drive!

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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by Oldguy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:36 am

Kudos to the DPW boys and girls, especially Mad-Max who rebuilt my carburater. They got me rolling for the Temple burn and to help a few passengers to get around. Mad respect! And Adrian, you know who you are.... :coffee:
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:20 pm

Emptied the playapod.

Cleaned the playapod.

Cleaned the gear.

Repacked the playapod.

I'm ready for next year...................... when do we leave!!!!! 8)
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Re: One item for BMan 2014 a day

Post by geospyder » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:48 pm

I've got about half of my gear cleaned. Pressure washer is sure getting a workout. Only two more large items - tent and Jeep. Many small items to be hand washed. Should be done by the weekend - I hope :)
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