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Quonset hut help

Postby alt12 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:36 am

I'm considering building a Quonset hut shade structure and have settled on this elegant little design: http://maxicon.com/Burning_Man/PVC_Structures/pvc_on_the_playa.htm

My question is calculating the height of a quonset hut. I've used the basic geometry of a circle to assess the mimumum height of a 20' Quonset semi-circular rib (6.36'). Since the shape is more of a U and the 20' is staked out at 10', which is narrower than a semicircle, I know it will be higher than this but wondering how much higher.

Is anyone using this design and proportions (i.e. using 20 ft worth of PVC to create a 10'f wide quonset hut)? If so, have you measured the height? How high is it? Thanks. Just want to make sure i have clearance for my 6.6' tent....
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:54 am

6'6" might be pushing it. I did a test run, without the full covering here-
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Postby illy dilly » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:22 pm

Drawn in profile with a width at the bottom of 10' and a length of 19'-11 13/16" you'd have a height of 7'-7 1/16"
Thats just sketched out real quick in CAD then measured. Your height would change if you didn't get the legs exactly 10' apart.
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Postby alt12 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:27 am

illy dilly wrote:Drawn in profile with a width at the bottom of 10' and a length of 19'-11 13/16" you'd have a height of 7'-7 1/16"
Thats just sketched out real quick in CAD then measured. Your height would change if you didn't get the legs exactly 10' apart.


excellent! Thanks!
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Postby kraskland » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:55 am

Bounce530 wrote:6'6" might be pushing it. I did a test run, without the full covering here-

That truck is going to look bitchin' on the playa!
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