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Old 06-05-2008, 12:24 PM   #281
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12v Evaporative Cooler for BM

Hey all...
We have been attending BM for several years now in our trusty "Little Dilly" 1969 Tradewind. We have designed a great swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) for use in the hot, dry Black Rock Desert climate. If anyone is interested in it, let me know. I can send directions to individuals or to the group as a whole.

Now is the time to start getting prepared...

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Old 06-05-2008, 01:51 PM   #282
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post that swamp cooler thingy here!
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Hey all...
We have been attending BM for several years now in our trusty "Little Dilly" 1969 Tradewind. We have designed a great swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) for use in the hot, dry Black Rock Desert climate. If anyone is interested in it, let me know. I can send directions to individuals or to the group as a whole.

Now is the time to start getting prepared...

Peace,
Jim
Hi Jim!
Swamp cooler, sweet.

Send details to the group!

Thanks for the offer and see ya on the Playa

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Old 06-12-2008, 11:31 AM   #284
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OK, getting down to brass tacs here. If no one objects, the camp will be demarked with the square reflectors at the corners and at the mandatory fire/poop truck opening, with the yellow rope (we got 1,200 feet of it) on the ground from marker to marker.

The round reflectors will have a flag denoting the Airstream length for that parking spot. Just pull up to the reflector and put it at the driver's side front bumper. Then pull out the marker and return to me.

Dawings of layout to follow, based on the Airstream lengths that have been provided previously. The strategy of getting there early, throwing down the markers, and having volunteers take the corner parking spots will be included with the parking layout drawing (in a couple of days).

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When you get to burning man you will have to get into the body painting that will be going on. You can get painted the same colors as an airstream.

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When you get to burning man you will have to get into the body painting that will be going on. You can get painted the same colors as an airstream.

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Brian, Zep already is the color of an Airstream.


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New layout

Here's a simple arrangement 200'x170' and all rigs are assumed to be 22' wide with awnings and tiedown ropes. As you can see, only 22 rigs fit in this space.

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If you do a little magic in the corners, you can get an additional one or two rigs in the same space.

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Arrivals ought to be fairly easy. Very few restrictions on which ones must fill first. The will be some issues if we pack the corners.

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Things to note:
1. One entrance so that the honey truck can get near the dump valves for everyone. This may require any shade tents or other inside setups to be taken down for a few hours on Thursday.

2. Due to turn radiuses, etc., positions 7, 8, 13, and 14 need to be filled first. Just drive straight in across the boundary rope. Positions 6 and 12 might also need to fill early.

3. All other positions can come in through the entrance or drive straight across, depending on how the court fills up. Obviously, 17 needs to fill before 16.

4. Everyone can drive straight out to depart or in case of emergency, unless the corners are packed. We need a community consensus on how to handle the corners.

5. We can get 20 rigs in a space only slightly larger, 225'x170'. I don't know if there are any size restrictions that the Black Rock City administration might impose. We might get slapped if we block off a large space and it doesn't fill promptly.

6. Evaporation ponds can be placed in the spaces between tow vehicles.

7. The second arrangement above provides space for 6-33', 7-29', and 5-21'. This is clearly not a precise restriction on size.

8. Center Court is pretty big, 77'x157'. The shade tent, as shown, can probably remain up even when the honey buck truck shows up. There is plenty of room for a large truck to back in along each side.

9. Spots 9-16-17 and 1-2-18 form small quads. If anyone is interested in nesting with their buds, they should think about making this known (as if we might dain to reserve spots, not). Oops, check with the boss, ARTSTREAM.

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:59 PM   #288
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...When you get to burning man you will have to get into the body painting that will be going on. You can get painted the same colors as an airstream...
Hey, man ("hey, man" pronounced in the Bob Dylan laconic style, of course), I did all the body painting I ever needed to do back in Raleigh in 1968. Sorta like I drank all the beer I ever needed to drink in 'Nam in 1971. Onward and upward to other things! Like red wine and a well-equipped shop!
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early control

For purposes of early control of the space, this arrangement might be an improvement. Parking spots 1-8-15 could be occupied first. I'll take one of them--other volunteers? Now 7-8 form a small quad. If they is a request for another quad, 14 could be reversed.The only issue for that arrangement is ease of exit for 14.

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It occurs to me that someone could take 16 early, then pull forward to allow one additional rig, should that be necessary. The down side of spots 1 and 17 are that they might not be accessible to the honey bucket.

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Nice job mapping.

Did we decide
where will this be located...
or where are we attempting to squat?
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...Did we decide where will this be located...
or where are we attempting to squat?
No one voiced an objection when I proposed about half-way out between 2:30 and 3:30. If that area is full when we get there, I don't know whether going towards 4:00 or 2:00 is better.

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I use both as well . I have 16 sf of solar panels & 150 AH of batteries . This runs everything but the AC for at least four days which is the longest I have gone without external charging. I have a Honda 3000 for when I want AC or to run tools & the like.

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...Did we decide
where will this be located...or where are we attempting to squat?
This photo map should give you a good idea. Upon entering, turn right, go around to the 3:00 main lane, then turn left and go inwards, looking, looking, looking.

Hey, does everyone have an FRS radio? Do we all know what those are? About $30 each. We need to establish an Airstream frequency and code...

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BTW, the big porta-potty installation was just inward of where the green line crosses the red 3:00 lane in this photo. Thank G the prevailing wind put the 2007 Burnstream Court upwind! We will pay attention to this when we select the spot, right?
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