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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 08, 2013 3:39 pm

time off approval is as sweet as winning the lottery!

trilo how many total gallons are you planning for the two of you?

today i finished my wiring and tested my inverter. all good.
also did some provision shopping
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby trilobyte » Wed May 08, 2013 3:48 pm

Nice! I have an LED work headlamp that I got from a big box hardware joint a couple years back for a good price, that thing has been invaluable. It's got an adjustable tilt with click-stops so I can adjust it from straight ahead to almost completely downward, it's served me well both at home or on the playa when I need a worklight. I try to have light where I need it most of the time, but sometimes when you've got to crawl around behind or under stuff it's nice to be able to see clearly with something hands-free.

CnM, we'll be bringing 70 gallons for the two of us but we always get a few more more than we need. We've had campmates underestimate their own needs in the past, plus we like to have ample to share if we encounter depleted souls (our camp will hopefully be in a higher traffic area, either on or just off Esplanade).

The shipping gods smiled upon me this afternoon, dropping crates from the heavens (well, delivering boxes from their trucks) that contained such magic as my uber-fancy router bit and some paint samples.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed May 08, 2013 5:01 pm

Got a pair of headphones today. I can no longer wear the in ear type as my ear canals are to scared and always hurt cause of my ear issues :(

Downloaded a few audiobooks. Looked at a few that I want to get for the trip out there.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Wed May 08, 2013 5:06 pm

Tracking info says the mailman will deliver this small FM transmitter today. small range, FCC legal.
radio KELO, or an offshoot Decentralized Dance Party to rove around. I'm hoping it's more than a toy.
I was amused by a competing version that had a hackable pot to increase wattage, "under the little piece of black tape on the back cover." wow, some hack.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed May 08, 2013 5:21 pm

Elorrum wrote:Tracking info says the mailman will deliver this small FM transmitter today. small range, FCC legal.
radio KELO, or an offshoot Decentralized Dance Party to rove around. I'm hoping it's more than a toy.
I was amused by a competing version that had a hackable pot to increase wattage, "under the little piece of black tape on the back cover." wow, some hack.
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Let me know if it works, would be a fun toy for next year.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Wed May 08, 2013 6:49 pm

Elorrum wrote:Tracking info says the mailman will deliver this small FM transmitter today. small range, FCC legal.
radio KELO, or an offshoot Decentralized Dance Party to rove around. I'm hoping it's more than a toy.
I was amused by a competing version that had a hackable pot to increase wattage, "under the little piece of black tape on the back cover." wow, some hack.
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Pirate radio! Awesome!
I'd like to HEAR how it works out for you, too! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Wed May 08, 2013 7:16 pm

I just had three radios running in my small studio apt. very strong signal at 4-10 feet. ha, that's just a short cord in old technology. I don't think the range is much over 120', and I'll test it from the garage tomorrow, see how it works through obstacles. I'm camping with Dread Pirate Barbie, so pirate radio is de rigueur. Maybe just a trike parade and some Wagner, ala Apocalypse Now. Bring a radio.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Wed May 08, 2013 10:28 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Asquared » Thu May 09, 2013 10:58 am

my damn dog ate my NEW garden sprayer yesterday! he loves to chew up boxes, and i left the amazon box unopened in my living room. he chewed through the first box, into the garden sprayer box and a bit of the hose. hopefully i can fix it, although it was <$20 so it's not a huge loss.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Thu May 09, 2013 4:01 pm


Yeah, I like the C.Crane as well, and was considering it, but got caught up in an ebay auction for the whole house transmitter.

wink: :wink: http://www.xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=3257
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby clocksnmirrors » Thu May 09, 2013 4:04 pm

oh poop asquared! sounds like it's time for a doggy time-out!

on my list today:
    touched up paint on trailer
    finished paneling inside
    made a little progress on the swamp cooler
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm



So what freak is your freakyness transmitting on. I have a little 200 yard trans for picking up sounds in the yard. Great for bird watching..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Thu May 09, 2013 6:09 pm

Mine can broadcast on any FM frequency I choose.

It's set on 88.3. 8)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu May 09, 2013 6:13 pm

FIGJAM wrote:Mine can broadcast on any FM frequency I choose.

It's set on 88.3. 8)


Have a hand cranked FM radio that picks up that low.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Fri May 10, 2013 10:29 am

My new playa bike/future chopper project..

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby geospyder » Fri May 10, 2013 4:42 pm

I picked up six 2 foot sections of 1/2 inch rebar. These will be used on the monkey hut I plan to build. Just put a smile on my face knowing what I am going to use them for :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 8:05 am

TomServo wrote:My new playa bike/future chopper project..

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I like it Tom! Cant wait to see it after you're done with it!
Where did you find such a nice fat tire bike?
Hope you'll post pictures in the bike builders thread....please , please? :D

Asquared...bummer about the sprayer hose. Is it chewed near an end where you could just cut off a piece?
Otherwise I've seen replacement sprayer hoses at the hardware store.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 8:09 am

Figjam, is there anything that you DON'T have?! :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Sat May 11, 2013 8:43 am

Martiansky wrote:
TomServo wrote:My new playa bike/future chopper project..

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Where did you find such a nice fat tire bike?


It's a Mongoose "Beast" found it at Wal-yworld online for 200. The frame, especially near the head tube, is perfect for cutting and raking out the forks. Think I'd go with a triple tree on the chopper version. And maybe a centrifugal clutch, for Non playa use.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 9:28 am

Tom, just checked it out online. Thanks for the where to find info.
I like everything about it except.....coaster brakes!
Why does it have to be coaster brakes? :?
Good price though.
I wish that wally would sell the parts that go with all the bikes though.
As much as 2 tires for a bike cost you could almost get a whole new bike!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat May 11, 2013 9:30 am

Martiansky wrote:Figjam, is there anything that you DON'T have?! :lol:

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 11, 2013 9:44 am

Martiansky wrote:Tom, just checked it out online. Thanks for the where to find info.
I like everything about it except.....coaster brakes!
Why does it have to be coaster brakes? :?
Good price though.
I wish that wally would sell the parts that go with all the bikes though.
As much as 2 tires for a bike cost you could almost get a whole new bike!!


If I remember correctly, by removing a spring ban from the coaster brake will make it a free wheel.. The ban go's around with a tip sticking out.. In the forties that tip would break.. Lots of crashes.. they were the only brake on a bike..

Two years ago I bought a whole bike from Wally World just for the two wheels.. The drive wheel is free wheel. Will be using it and another this year on a gas electric hi bred pusher (dirty word) trailer.. When applying for MVD approval I will use the term "pusher wheel".
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 10:02 am

Very true Unjon, I recall the "make your own freewheel trick" from back in the day, also! :D
2 washers and a spring. (washer-spring-washer) Theres a few How to vids on Youtube
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somehow find a freewheel adapter that will work with the rear hub and it will let you thread on a freewheel.
Not easy to find, but sometimes on *bay.

I think I might have to get one of the BEASTS! Hope you don't mind, Tom?
Did you get the red frame?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 10:04 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Martiansky wrote:Figjam, is there anything that you DON'T have?! :lol:

RAbies...


Fishy, you crack me up! :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TomServo » Sat May 11, 2013 10:16 am

Yeah, I got the red frame...both to go with my camp colors...and the green one just might be confused for a "Yellow" bike. I'll probably wind up painting it primer black eventually. Definitely changing the seat and adding some type of ape hangers or wide cruiser bars.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 11:07 am

TomServo wrote:Yeah, I got the red frame...both to go with my camp colors...and the green one just might be confused for a "Yellow" bike. I'll probably wind up painting it primer black eventually. Definitely changing the seat and adding some type of ape hangers or wide cruiser bars.



Yeah, that's kind of a drag that it might get confused with a "Yellow bike". Even though the frame and wheels don't match the "Yellow bike fleet", it's sad that someone might jump to the conclusion that you have misappropriated a "yellow bike" when in fact you haven't.

I guess I will wait and see what color my sister would rather have because she'll likely be riding it.
I'm thinking she might lean towards a blue one whereas I might go with the red.
I would swap out bars and seat, also.

Its hard to tell from the picture if its a true red-red or a orangey-red.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Sat May 11, 2013 11:22 am

Never thought of it.. My ReTrike is yellow.. Going to have to keep an eye on it.

Go to Good Will and look at the seats on the exercise machine.. Some times the whole machine is marked $20.. That's a good price for the right seat.. Build your scrap pile up at the same time
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Martiansky » Sat May 11, 2013 11:51 am

As I recall from a picture here somewhere, the "yellow bikes" are more GREEN then yellow just to make it more confusing! :D

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby FIGJAM » Sat May 11, 2013 8:37 pm

Martiansky wrote:Figjam, is there anything that you DON'T have?! :lol:


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Sat May 11, 2013 8:42 pm

If that "Mongoose Beast" is only $200 then I would like to find those wheels al la carte somewhere...
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