Dork wrote:I don't believe you'll be able to pound wood into the playa. The ground is much too hard. The DMV has a hole digger you might be able to utilize - you'll need to be there to mark all of the spots and guide them as they do the work. You may need to do all of this before the event starts - check with the artery. Also look into what people are doing to secure their shade structures. I'd go 18" into the ground so you're in the nice solid packed playa.
Visibility should be fine during the day - you'll want a bunch of lights around it at night.
Any hardware store should have the wood you need. There are several Home Depot and Lowes to choose from in Reno and Fernley. If it were me I'd probably just use 8 foot long 2x4s instead of 1" poles. They'll be stronger, still pretty cheap, and you can donate them to habitat for humanities on your way out.
wedeliver wrote:I would want to test it, but I think you could pound 2 x2 into the playa if they had a sharpened end on them.
oneeyeddick wrote:Sure , he could cut them down, but he will still need a pilot hole to get them into the playa.
It's pretty hard to drive wood into playa, even with a pointy end, not to mention swinging a hammer from that far up in the air.
Expect a few broken pieces if you cut them lenghtwise, the knots will tend to break when you hammer them from the end, even with a pilot hole.
But I do think I could get a metal fence post driver over a 2x2 (1 1/2 x 1 1/2) and pound it in the gound the correct way. Pilot hole? Claw hammer, claw twice in the dirt would dig a nice little hole, or two pulls with a post hole digger.
wedeliver wrote:8' 2 x2 like dork says 1.5 feet into the ground would leave 6.5 feet above. Using lumber like this it might also be better to tie (plastic ties) the fence to the posts) even if you feed the post through the fence (and a 2 x2 would feed easies) you will still need to secure the fence to the posts.
carefactornil wrote:One other useful tidbit:
For any other maze addicts, it seems the only maize/corn maize in the western side of the US is just a short way from Burning Man. I plan to try and visit on either the way in or way out.
sputnik wrote:The only advice I really have here is that you should assume that drunk-tards WILL fall all over the place inside your maze. You WILL need to fix it up every morning.
Bury your poles as deep as you can
Bring spare poles
Consider using rope to tie poles to each other and then put some stakes in around the perimeter and tie off to them to hold everything vertical.
ETA: And as someone else said "LIGHT IT UP AT NIGHT" or some art car WILL smash through it or someone on a bike will run into it.
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