lucky420 wrote:Gorilla tape is better on the playa,duct tape doesn't stick as well because of the dust
Good to know, I only mentioned duct tape because I've heard it recomended
ygmir wrote:really? you see how much moop is there? I see shredded wood on the edges, probably underneath. as stated loose shingles. Bugs. dirt.
It's a great shed, don't get me wrong. but probably great for your back yard.
Are you planning on putting big skids under it, to unload and load? Forklift?
if you just " drop it" you''ll leave moop everywhere, as it falls off"
Well I'm going to primer and paint it, someone said we should "lacquer it". I was originally planning on dropping it, but my more enginering inclined friend says we'll need a base to get it on the truck anyway. We'll use a forklift to get it on, but he thinks a ramp and a rolling platform (and a few volunteers) is all we need to get it on and off if we decide to do that.
ygmir wrote:multiple coats of paint might stabilize the wood and splinters and such, but you'd need it underneath, too. Or put it on plastic so you can catch all the crap that falls off.
You'd want to go and re staple all the shingles.........again as mentioned before, it'll be hot they are old, and the wind will be high speed. I know, if one of those shingles hit me or whatever, I'd return it to you, with prejudice.
MOOP is a big concern, I wouldn't bring anything to BM that I thought was unstable. Bob says don't fuck with the shingles, just bring a tarp and secure it well. Painting the bottom is pretty clever btw.
ygmir wrote:As cool as it'd be, especially for someone on their first trip, you might be biting off more than you can chew..........and we don't all want to be there trying to tie it down as is blows over, or picking all the stuff that blows off it up.
duct tape? for the cracks? seems it'd not stick to old dry wood good enough......if anything caulking.
don't sweat bouncing ideas here, we (some) love to help or suggest.
you'll also get crap from people, but, well, a little thick skin will help.
I'd say, for the money and work, you could get a killer tent, and shade/monkey hut (proven structure) and still buy all your booze.......and not have the loading and clean up after.
I see your point, especially regarding biting off more than I can chew. It looks like the shed is getting fixed up either way, homeboy is more excited about it at this point than me. I'll make him do more Burning man research, so he fully understands the weather conditions we'd be facing. Knowing him though, he'll come up with something else if this doesn't work out, the idea of being able to build whatever shelter he wants really appeals to him.
TomServo wrote:Any annoying moop will probably be removed in transit. No more moop left behind than the mobile offices used by various departments. I say with an extra effort on mooping, Go for it! Id glue, nail, pray the shit out of the shingles though. I like it! Not in the same class as an RV, because it won't be easy!
I could see enjoying an RV, but it has to take away from the experiance.
Drawingablank wrote:Personally I'd consider leaving it strapped down to the flatbed all week and just make a set of steps for easy access.
Homeboy likes this. He says it'll be a hell of a lot easier to just buy/make some stable stairs, and it solves the problem of the extra space the truck would take up. This is starting to look like plan A.
To Bob, my friend would like to talk to you about the project some time, but he wanted me say specifically "thanks for the dimensions, sounds perfect".