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Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby rgk » Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:34 pm

http://galaxybeing.com/galaxyhut/ says that you are supposed to use a 16x24 tarp, and provides the link to a reputable distributor. But at that distributor's website, it says "actual sizes are 4" to 6" shorter in length and width than order size." So which do I get? The 16x24, or the 20x30?
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:59 pm

rgk wrote:http://galaxybeing.com/galaxyhut/ says that you are supposed to use a 16x24 tarp, and provides the link to a reputable distributor. But at that distributor's website, it says "actual sizes are 4" to 6" shorter in length and width than order size." So which do I get? The 16x24, or the 20x30?


so, are you building this, for Liliputians?
Are the tarp dimensions you use in feet? if so, and the tarps are 4 to 6 inches shorter, I'd think 20x30 feet might be over kill. Unless, of course, all dimensions are in inches?

Also, there are sites to order tarps, to exact finish sizes.

and, with a design like that, you can modify the frame dimensions, if you need it to be exact. Or, just let it be 3" off the ground on each side, and 2" short on the ends, since, if you use "ball bungees" they'll make up the gap.

Improvisation, is a good thing.

Just my opinions, though YMMV.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:20 pm

These dimensions are too small for all but a few pocket galaxies. Even the Lessor Magellanic Cloud won't fit there.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:33 pm

"Wormhole"? did someone mention Wormhole?
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:34 pm

Wormhole got kicked off the board a month ago, and we don't talk about him any more.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:40 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Wormhole got kicked off the board a month ago, and we don't talk about him any more.


didn't he show back up next week?
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:46 pm

ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Wormhole got kicked off the board a month ago, and we don't talk about him any more.


didn't he show back up next week?

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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby ygmir » Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:57 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Wormhole got kicked off the board a month ago, and we don't talk about him any more.


didn't he show back up next week?

You know me, my "sock radar" sucks.



hhhhmmmm, feeling obtuse..........
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
ygmir wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Wormhole got kicked off the board a month ago, and we don't talk about him any more.


didn't he show back up next week?

You know me, my "sock radar" sucks.



ygmir wrote:hhhhmmmm, feeling obtuse..........


No no no, Wormhole showed up again next month, at Decompression :roll: with the Galaxy from Orion's Belt.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby rgk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:34 am

ygmir wrote:
rgk wrote:http://galaxybeing.com/galaxyhut/ says that you are supposed to use a 16x24 tarp, and provides the link to a reputable distributor. But at that distributor's website, it says "actual sizes are 4" to 6" shorter in length and width than order size." So which do I get? The 16x24, or the 20x30?


so, are you building this, for Liliputians?
Are the tarp dimensions you use in feet? if so, and the tarps are 4 to 6 inches shorter, I'd think 20x30 feet might be over kill. Unless, of course, all dimensions are in inches?

Also, there are sites to order tarps, to exact finish sizes.

and, with a design like that, you can modify the frame dimensions, if you need it to be exact. Or, just let it be 3" off the ground on each side, and 2" short on the ends, since, if you use "ball bungees" they'll make up the gap.

Improvisation, is a good thing.

Just my opinions, though YMMV.


Oh my goodness. Inches. Feet. MUST have been a wormhole.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby rgk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:02 am

So should I get a tarp that is one foot larger than the specified dimensions? I called Creative Shelters and left them a message, as no one picked up.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:57 am

rgk wrote:So should I get a tarp that is one foot larger than the specified dimensions? I called Creative Shelters and left them a message, as no one picked up.

I'd think, a little smaller, with the ball bungees to make up the room, would be easiest and stay tightest....if I'm envisioning what you are doing correctly.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby rgk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 pm

ygmir, you are absolutely correct. Galaxybeing writes:

All tarp sizing is like that. The idea is that if you have, for instance, a
frame size of 10x10, the tarp will be a bit smaller so it will sit in the
center of that frame and be suspended by the ball bungies. So you would
still buy a 10x10 tarp, but it's actually a bit smaller.

You can kind of see in these illustrations how it's supposed to work in a
normal commercial frame (see 8 & 9)

http://www.creativeshelters.com/Documen ... tions.aspx

For the basic Galaxy Hut it's a 16 x 24 foot tarp. For the advanced Hut
it's a 20 x 24 foot tarp.
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Re: Proper Galaxy Hut Dimensions

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:14 pm

Consider adding guy lines to brace the sides, or at least bring enough stakes and cord to set them up after you see how it performs in the wind.
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