Let's play Hide the Generator

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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:15 pm

EspressoDude wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Just set the genny in a techno/trance camp and run a extension cord to your camp.

They will never notice/hear it..

You might have to wipe the hippie juice off after burning man.



Hippies like techno / trance?? I thought we went for Grateful Dead, Doors, Jefferson Airplane...

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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby Foxfur » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:12 pm

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
EspressoDude wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Just set the genny in a techno/trance camp and run a extension cord to your camp.

They will never notice/hear it..

You might have to wipe the hippie juice off after burning man.



Hippies like techno / trance?? I thought we went for Grateful Dead, Doors, Jefferson Airplane...

It's a generational thing.

EspressoDude is a hippy?
I, uh, well I'm, ah, er...
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:24 pm

Foxfur wrote:EspressoDude is a hippy?
I, uh, well I'm, ah, er...
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby unjonharley » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:33 pm

EspressoDude wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Just set the genny in a techno/trance camp and run a extension cord to your camp.

They will never notice/hear it..

You might have to wipe the hippie juice off after burning man.



Hippies like techno / trance?? I thought we went for Grateful Dead, Doors, Jefferson Airplane...


Where'd ja get this " we" stuff?? I was and easy rider when Oakland still had dirt streets.. Got my protein from the bugs in my teeth
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby EspressoDude » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:53 pm

unjonharley wrote:
EspressoDude wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Just set the genny in a techno/trance camp and run a extension cord to your camp.

They will never notice/hear it..

You might have to wipe the hippie juice off after burning man.



Hippies like techno / trance?? I thought we went for Grateful Dead, Doors, Jefferson Airplane...


Where'd ja get this " we" stuff?? I was and easy rider when Oakland still had dirt streets.. Got my protein from the bugs in my teeth



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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby phil » Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:19 am

unjonharley wrote:>SNIP<

You might have to wipe the hippie juice off after burning man.


What's orange and red and looks good on a hippie? Fire.
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby Trishntek » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:40 pm

Last year, I spent an entire day building a baffle box for our genset and never used it on the playa! Partly because it wasn't as noisy as we anticipated and partly because it was easily tucked between vehicles which mitigated its nuisance factor.
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby DesmondDoomsday » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks trishntek. I was starting to do a bit of handwringing over this but then I realized I can structure my camp so that there will be plenty of natural "baffles". between it and other campers.

Thanks for the helpful replies, all!
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby tamarakay » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:24 pm

ok, so how tall is this baffle box? we built a box, but it seems to amplify the sound?
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby Trishntek » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:40 pm

tamarakay wrote:ok, so how tall is this baffle box? we built a box, but it seems to amplify the sound?


FOUR feet tall pyramid. Insulated with fire-resistant egg crate foam. Without the foam it is definitely an amplifier.
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby seantildawn » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:49 pm

In 2004, I came back to my camp after the burn and my generator had been "staged" for theft. It was put out by the edge of the road so the thief could come back later. I waited in the dark for about 30 minutes. No dice. :twisted:

Now I chain it to my rig. No real attempt to hide. Just not in a prominant place. People that steal stuff are mostly going for easy stuff, I would assume. Chains make them move on.

Get a black morphsuit and prowl around on Burn Night and look for criminals..... :lol:
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Re: Let's play Hide the Generator

Postby AwesomeSauce » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:51 pm

I definitely felt like mine was too loud, despite having what was essentially a soft wall up around it. and used it sparingly. I'm DEFINITELY making some kind of better baffling or silencing for it this year.
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