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Old 06-14-2003, 12:05 AM   #29
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Burros at Burning Man

If All goes per the best laid plans, there will be two Burros in the Alternative Energy Zone (AEZ) this year just like there was last year!!! Two Burros mind you....... that is BEYOND BELIEF!!!!:thumb
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Old 06-14-2003, 01:37 AM   #30
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is it worth it?

Dear John,

Either your Burro's or the alternative energy systems better be worth my walking all the way over there.

Also, which Burro would be yours?

I'll be with my friends at Fire Camp with the firefighters.
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Old 06-14-2003, 04:12 PM   #31
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Tom,

Donna and I will be in the older smaller Burro with the solar panels hooked up to it. Susan and Paul will be our next door neighbors in the newer, shinee-er and bigger Burro. If I get the flag pole fixed we will also be flying a Mr. Potato Head flag just like we have in the previous 4 years.

We tenatively will be "Burro Camp"..... Boy, now doesn't that sound original?

We like camping in the AEZ mainly because noisy, stinky generators (even Honda ones) are banned from use. Noisy wind turbines are AOK though.

-John
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Old 06-14-2003, 05:49 PM   #32
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I"ll look for you

Dear Donna & John,

I will come look for you, thanks for the identification.

I know what you mean about loud generators. I have one. I leave it at home. Though I am thinkin of one of those quiet Hondas.

I wish I could afford what it takes to run AC off solar. Expensive pannels, inverter, tracking the sun.

I have 15W of solar but it won't sustain much. have to save up about a week's worth of sun to run a day's worth of music.

I do keep eyeing those 150w panels. Got just the place to mount them. Still have to make them track though.
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Old 06-14-2003, 11:58 PM   #33
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Tom,

Yeah, your cargo carrier would make a reeeely primo solar panel mount.

I just mount my panels on the bike rack on the roof of the truck. two 50W panels tied together. This produces all the power we need. Our wants of course are much greater than our needs. I don't have any automatic means of sun tracking. This does provide enough power to run an AC inverter that runs an exhaust fan that keeps the inside of the Burro liveable.

We also use the water pump in the Burro to run misters mounted underneath the shade canopy. The misters gobble up about 5 gallons of water per hour. During the peak heat of the day though.. they really feel oh so fine.

-John
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Old 06-15-2003, 01:46 AM   #34
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never enough water

Misters are great. I power them from 5gal stainless soda kegs and CO2 power.

Works great because we homebrewers drain our kegs and this puts them back into use.

The soda kegs powered my hot shower last year but this year I've a new plan..

I made a 30'x60' shade structure that blocks the sun from our cars and tents and my scamp. Solar would have to be remote location for me. Oh well...

Honda???
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