ellorbito wrote:Hi there Burners! Anybody have any ideas as to what frequency dome, and or thickness of tubing i need to construct a dome, that is strong enough to screw around on? I need to build a play dome for my camp and don't want it to collapse when the going get fun. (not as massive as Death Guild's T-dome)
Kisses and stuff.
Bob wrote:Death Guild's dome is from Pacific Domes, look at their FAQ -- 3/4" EMT for standard domes, 1" for heavy-duty, 1-1/2" for extreme.
robotland wrote:Another climbability solution is to scout the flea markets or scrapyards for old aluminum ladders and mod them to fit the curve of the dome by cutting and bolting back together at an angle. Fasten to the dome with more pipe straps!
Best advice- Build a dome and then try some load experiments!
Also try substituting eyebolts for regular bolts- You can then hang weight from your vertices with carabiners! GREAT way to suspend a hammock, or even a deck!
Also also- Cover some of the triangles of your dome with plywood and add indoor climbing handholds. Available in kits from big box home improvement stores, or at inflated prices from sporting goods stores and places like REI. (Or make your own!)
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