Bob wrote:PVC pipe that's been sitting around for years is likely to be too brittle to be dependable. Good luck.
robotland wrote:That many years in Michigan.....maybe. Playa adds years to materials in a week's time! My 2x4's open up, my aluminum cyclops mask is too hot to handle.... Beers go from US to UK temp in about 30 seconds.
(Babble Filter On) I'd suspect "vintage materials" out there, especially as a BurnPup. Start your personal Burn Experiment with sterile slides!
hmmm...babble filter doesn't seem to work. How do I tweak the idiom settings?
Plasticover wrote:It has only been to the playa once....but that was 04', it worked really well.
Eric wrote:Plasticover wrote:It has only been to the playa once....but that was 04', it worked really well.
Doesn't matter that it was only there in '04, it's been sitting & aging for 7 years now. Definitely put it up before you take it out to the playa and then put pressure on all the crossbars & struts to see if they can still handle the pressure. You don't want your only shade to break if a 70 mile an hour wind hits it.
Plasticover wrote:Also the only plans I can find to put it together are from geometrydome.com, it has really good construction plans but calls for "several hundred feet of rope". Why is this? do you thread it through all of the pvc pieces, it is not clear on this.
capjbadger wrote:What you are building (forgive me if you already know all this ) is an Icosahedron (minus the bottom).
The nice thing is to cover the sides, you don't have to cut out a bunch of triangles. The "Tilt out/Point up" and "Tilt in/Point down" triangles even out to a flat rectangle of cloth. The top 5 triangles are the only "odd" bit as far as covering it.
(Ignore those bottom triangles)
It may help to print this out and play with it before you start cutting cloth.
If you do it right, you'd only need 3 pieces of cloth (1 for the side, 2 for the roof). I'm stiching it all together as one cover and then just slipping it over the whole thing (easier said than done of course. My struts are 8'8" )
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