Packoderm wrote: jkisha wrote:
Thanks. It is, if I do say so myself. We also have our own 10 x 10 shade structure attached to the yurts; but the camp has a 30' playa dome and a 30 x 40 shade structure everyone shares as well.
Part of the fun of the burn for me is making home away from home as comfortable as possible. You're more than welcome to drop by anytime. As I told JStep, there's always chilled beer mugs and martini glasses in the freezer just waiting to be used.
I'd love to see a picture of the dome and especially the 30x40. I'm looking online every day for ideas to make a 30x30 as cool and as inexpensive as possible. I'm thinking of using 1 inch EMT with nine 10x10 squares of silver tarp.
Check out the fittings toward the bottom of the page. Might work. http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/category/hobby-diy
If you go with something like this be sure to tighten those set screws well so that things don't work free in the wind. My largest open spaces in the shade frame are 13'x10'. I consider 13' to be the maximum allowable free span.
If you have a custom shade cloth made at a facility that manufactures them you can get one that will fit the whole structure. Get grommets every 2 feet and use zip ties to secure it to the outside run of conduit. Usually the shade cloth is slightly smaller than the ordered dimensions because of the doubling over for grommets. That is advantageous because tensioning the shade a bit helps control it in the wind and acts to hold the framework together.
I have made a 40x 40 shade structure out of 1" square tubing but it requires welding experience and some shop equip.
Stag Camp 6, 2012. Black Rock City Welding and Repair. Potty Project team member.
When you pass the 4th "bridge out!" sign; the flaming death is all yours.-Knowmad-