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Finding Groundwater

Postby Will » Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:49 am

I've come across reference that there's a fair amount of water in the ground at the BR Playa. Does anybody know if this can be found where the camps are set up, or is it just localized to around the hotsprings? I know that this water wouldn't be useful for drinking, but if I filtered it first, I could put it in a watergun for added fun. Any ideas?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:33 am

You can't (interms of its being a permit violation) dig holes large enough and deep enough to reach groundwater. If the watertable were within reach, it would make for some mighty weird camping. Just how many gallons of water gun water do you need?
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Postby sputnik » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:49 am

Are you prepared to bring one of these along?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:09 am

One of these might work.
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Postby Zane5100 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:10 am

Watch out for the uranium...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:12 am

Zane5100 wrote:Watch out for the uranium...
But Zane, it gives my 40-year old skin that fresh, youthfull glow.
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Postby Zane5100 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:07 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:Watch out for the uranium...
But Zane, it gives my 40-year old skin that fresh, youthfull glow.


You don't need no stinkin' uranium to make yourself hot...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:31 pm

Zane5100 wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:Watch out for the uranium...
But Zane, it gives my 40-year old skin that fresh, youthfull glow.


You don't need no stinkin' uranium to make yourself hot...
Not with you around, my asian demon. . .
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Postby Zane5100 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:39 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:Watch out for the uranium...
But Zane, it gives my 40-year old skin that fresh, youthfull glow.


You don't need no stinkin' uranium to make yourself hot...
Not with you around, my asian demon. . .


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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:43 pm

Zane5100 wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:Watch out for the uranium...
But Zane, it gives my 40-year old skin that fresh, youthfull glow.


You don't need no stinkin' uranium to make yourself hot...
Not with you around, my asian demon. . .


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Postby unjonharley » Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:31 am

the poster reffered to water guns. I for one do not want people spraying me.
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Postby Badger » Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:41 pm

There is a substantial water aquifer beneath the playa. As has been mentioned though the permit stipulations state that boring, drilling, digging below a certain level is not allowed.
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Postby actiongrl » Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:07 pm

Dude, water is about a buck twenty a gallon. Even if it weren't against the rules, and even if you are serious, why would you bother?

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Postby geekster » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:46 pm

Besides, that water is nasty. It is highly alkaline and will eat your gizzard out. Nasty stuff that I certainly wouldn't want sprayed on me and corrosive enough to play hell with standard plumbing and standard water pumps.

BAD idea even if it didn't violate the permit.
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Postby unjonharley » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:46 am

Just chill for a while. The water truck will lay some ground water on you
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Postby Tancorix » Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:52 am

Ahh, refreshing frog pond water. By the way I don't remember seeing anything else about the frog pond cleanup back when the Stop BM folks were ranting and raving about it. I'll need to look that up and see what happened.

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Postby unjonharley » Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:27 am

Tancorix wrote:Ahh, refreshing frog pond water. By the way I don't remember seeing anything else about the frog pond cleanup back when the Stop BM folks were ranting and raving about it. I'll need to look that up and see what happened.

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Postby Will » Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:47 am

Just wondered how realistic the idea was. Apparently, not very. Thanks.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:37 am

Will
You have just been through the rough and tumble of the classic newbie question on eplaya. You got ~a half dozen repsonces of varying degrees of usefullness, plus a flirtaticious digression. How did we do? Do you feel respected and accepted? Do you feel your question was answered in a timely manner?

We have just reorganized this board, and the persons responsible might want to hear about your experience.
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Postby Will » Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:28 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Will
You have just been through the rough and tumble of the classic newbie question on eplaya. You got ~a half dozen repsonces of varying degrees of usefullness, plus a flirtaticious digression. How did we do? Do you feel respected and accepted? Do you feel your question was answered in a timely manner?

We have just reorganized this board, and the persons responsible might want to hear about your experience.
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I see. That's all right, I've seen worse reactions on different boards. You find all kinds on the net. I've been as accepted as a newbie generally is.

I was aware of the remodel. I had to wait about two weeks in order to ask the question. Everything seems in order as far as the system goes.

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Postby Bob » Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:48 am

The permit allows holes in the ground no larger than six inches diameter and two or three feet deep for setting posts. Anything larger, or a wet sloppy mess as you might create trying to make a dug well or pool, can't be filled in properly and would be a potential hazard for vehicles after the event.
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Postby spectabillis » Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:47 am

Will wrote: That's all right, I've seen worse reactions on different boards. You find all kinds on the net. I've been as accepted as a newbie generally is.


Thanks for sticking it through. Personally, I was wondering how many posts people were going to throw at it, I thought the first couple were enough.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:21 pm

spectabillis wrote:
Will wrote: That's all right, I've seen worse reactions on different boards. You find all kinds on the net. I've been as accepted as a newbie generally is.


Thanks for sticking it through. Personally, I was wondering how many posts people were going to throw at it, I thought the first couple were enough.
We are about nothing if not weird over the top excess just for the hell of it.

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Postby Zane5100 » Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:09 pm

We are about nothing if not weird over the top excess just for the hell of it.


I thought that was part of the pre-requisite for being interested in Burning Man to begin with, let alone attending...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:49 pm

Well, me too. But I'm not paying for this board. And at the risk of sounding pendantic and prissy, I'm trying to find out if I go to far and am scaring off the newbies.
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Postby spectabillis » Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:43 pm

Zane5100 wrote:
We are about nothing if not weird over the top excess just for the hell of it.
I thought that was part of the pre-requisite for being interested in Burning Man to begin with, let alone attending...


I hope so, otherwise I dont fit.

Sorry, should have been more clear. As crypto said, I dont know how a newbie would take a dozen or so comments thrown at their question. Personally I dont have a problem with it, but I *think* I know people here well enough to realize what they are about, and have come to appreciate the feedback.

Will seems to have taken it right, so I can be completely off with this. I also think being the role of moderator I need to watch what I say or people may automatically take it as board policy. That sort of sucks.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:47 pm

I hear ya, spec. I try and remember my posting stats and take on that sort of burden as well. Bad thing if I make this my private playground.
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Postby spectabillis » Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:56 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I hear ya, spec. I try and remember my posting stats and take on that sort of burden as well. Bad thing if I make this my private playground.


I dont think you need to, and I hope you did not take it as something personal aimed at you. I like your posts, you and gigglesnort add a nice personal touch around here.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:59 pm

Thank you.

But lets remember I hurt Nightterror's feelings last week. I'm not above reproach.
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Postby Bob » Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:51 pm

Does this have something to do with grinding found water?
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