New PDF release: The Dome Builder's Handbook: No. 1

By John Prenis

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After Which they are screwed together. Then the base hubs are leveled with flat stones or wood scraps. After this is done, the successive courses 0: trlangles are assembled and screwed together When the frame is complete, the large'raln hat' pentagon is pulled aver the top of the frame and tied down Hanging the skin ("side the frame takes only minutes. Next, the groundskirt is pulled flat and straightened from the inside. Then the groudsheet is carried in and lafd dawn. overlapping the groundskirt t o make a weathertight seal Now the finishtng touches are added.

We built this dame t o live and work in while w e were developing the land and building the big permanent dome. W e made rhe struts from the 2 x 6'5 w e used for the Dyna Dome foundation forms. First w e ripped them into 2 x 3's. and then w e ripped them again at a 7' bevel ,1110 1 1 / 2 x 2's. Next w e cut the tip angles. assembled the struts onto triangles, and drilled bolt holes. When that was done. w e invited all our neighbors and put it up that Saturday All the chlcks who lived on our land cooked quantities of food and w e feasted an roast venison that night, with the triangles in the sky around us.

E w dome, we're using a window/vent designed by .. -. , 2. - -.. -. -.. ges or sealants - - -- - - ~- --. - - -. - . ' - - -- Foundatran Sand &Gravel Rental Equip Floor Jolnts Flooring $50 20 ,man hours $30 520 $210 200 man hours Frame 5130 Skin 5200 20 man hours fabricatlo. 30 man hours erection 130 m a n hoursfabricaror 30 man hours erectlo" 5 man hours Sta~rway $60 $120 $30 536 Rentals 580 Digging lfoundatlonand siairwelll Chrrnney 100 man hours All together w e spent about $ 7 5 0 and 5 0 0 ~ 6 0 0man-hours o r the dome itself, not counting the whole septlc tank, pump and b~ c -I inspector trips, or the days of struggling with the sktn before discovering it was put together wrong.

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