some seeing eye wrote:...They needed the DPW crane to get it on and off...
some seeing eye wrote:Cover makes it warmer to dance in at night. A non warm at night cover is aluminet which can be unrolled climbing the dome.
We are planning on a 5v dome for increased strength and keeping the struts under 7' - is this a good idea or overkill? How hard is it to keep organized with so many different lengths?
Is there an ideal pipe to use for this? We are looking into 1.25" or 1.5" muffler pipe as an option over EMT conduit. Any other ssuggestions or ideas of best overall weight/price/strength combo.
jahreed wrote:any tips for the opening? - if we want to do a large entrance.
last question -
best places to get raw coduit/pipe cut and or stamped?
Token wrote:It's entertaining that you are already on coverings with the dome nowhere near thought out, let alone built.
Token wrote:jahreed wrote:any tips for the opening? - if we want to do a large entrance.
Removing more than a couple struts for doorways will weaken the whole structure. You need an engineer to figure that out.
some seeing eye wrote:Aluminet shade cloth; http://www.gothicarchgreenhouses.com/shade_aluminet.htm
some seeing eye wrote:Re Gothic Arch - I order from them, great service over the phone, and lowest price I've found anywhere. The price is standard and posted on the website. They do ask that people plan ahead, summer is busy for their farming customers, their main customers, at the same time burners are last minuting.
illy dilly wrote:It sounds very sturdy and even more UV resistant. I figure (if we got enough of it) cut it to fit the different hexagon and pentagon shapes, and put eyelets at the bolt points we could just put it on as we build the dome.
I've never handled the stuff, but figure its kinda like cheap linoleum?
illy dilly wrote:When you say shade cloth do you mean the aluminet stuff thats UV blocking but breathable for green houses, http://www.shadeclothstore.com/depts/aluminetshadecloth.html or more the camo/bunker hider type stuff [url]http://www.camouflage-fabric.com/safari-camo-net.....
illy dilly wrote:... My thought is that since the 70% is woven tighter, it might not breath very well. I wonder where the balance is between cost/shade/ventilation?
capjbadger wrote: The first wind that comes along would smash your unfinished dome.
Never cover a dome until it's done and fully staked down.
So if the aluminet shade cloth isn't UV blocking- What would be a better solution?
I don't wanna pass out in a hammock, in the dome, and wake up crispy.
Token wrote:You worry way too much. Keep it simple, let go, live a little.
CapSmashy wrote:The Booby Bar domes are covered in 70% tan shade fabric.
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