headquarters wrote:i presume an EMT is not an emergency medical tech. but i do suppose if you cut them, they would be able to fix themselves up pretty well. anyway what is an EMT?
where are you hauling all this stuff from? base of operations?
falk wrote:This weekend I commited myself to my Oasis Dome project. The EMT has been purchased.
A quick overview: The Oasis dome is a small oasis of moisture and living things in the middle of the desert. The Oasis Dome is a geodesic dome, 32 feet in diameter, sealed to retain humidity. It contains a circular fountain in the center, misters in the ceiling, a number of tropical plants, and possibly some massage tables.
Visit the web page for more details.
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:So that it does not become an unwelcoming hot box with unbearable humidity, you may also add to your list a large evaporative cooler, generator, and gas to run it....
Scathingharpy wrote:if you have the right team. I can only presume you feel confident in the dome building arts? Have you a solid plan for the canvas covering?
Initially, I was interested in assisting so I could finally work out the problem that has been nagging me-HOW to measure and make a cover for domes...I have dabbled in the past and not wholly succeeded, but that was with a 5 pointed pvc dome, with plastic tarps and fat grommets on site...
Bay Bridge Sue wrote:I love this idea! I think if done right you will be able to recycle a lot of the water used for cooling as long as you have a good moisture control plan developed.
The "hot box" syndrome is a real threat, tho... esp. in a sealed environment in direct sunlight in the desert summer sun. A suggestion is to use a reflective shade cloth. I have the link to it somewhere (rustles through electronic files) ... I can't find it (must be at home) but they do an aluminized woven cloth (as well as traditional shade cloth material) that will prolly be a lifesaver... otherwise it *will* be hot inside. (Think inside a sealed parked car in the sunlight!)
A double-wall dome may be the best answer... tho it would be a bit pricey and complex...
...even in the foggy and cold bay area we ran into this when dealing with a sealed ecosystem, and it was a bear to sort out. The dome engineering may well be the easy part of it compared to climactic control...
dragonfly Jafe wrote:I have toyed with this concept for years. I hope you make it happen!
One thought - if you collect the moisture for re-use, you may need to filter/clean the water
falk wrote:I toyed with putting an out layer of reflective space blankets on the dome to keep the heat out, but I'm worried that the interior of the dome will be too dark. That aluminized cloth you mentioned sounds ideal; I hope you can find the link.
Elemental666 wrote:how your project doing?
I'm finishing up my r12 3v and sourcing my covering now, I was thinking canvas as well and the best price I have found so far is this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=34879
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=34880
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/D ... mber=34881
3.5-4+square feet/ dollar, I have purchased it yet as I'm still exploring ideas.
Photos at file:///home/falconer/falk/Geodome/Web/photos.html
zorro sings wrote:Seems like once a year someone comes on here with an imaginative but grandiose scheme for a camp that seems,by looking at the needs list, is lacking in materials,manpower,and money to see it properly through.Throw in an extremely late start and the odds of success of your venture are quite long.Universal advice here is to check out other camps at this years Project that could be similar in nature.Find out how they did it,meet some people etc.Hey,but an admirable venture and would be glad to drop in if it becomes a reality.
spectabillis wrote: wait... that looks too clean to be on the playa
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