Slow Geodesic Dome build

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284934 mamos
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:50 pm

They are the best structure for standing up to strong winds.

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284935 doofaloofa
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:23 pm

You can start filming Dr Who any time now
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284936 diggernotdreamer
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:28 pm

Do you know how much it cost you in the end? The Wizard is now considering a dome and wants us to buy the plans for one

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284937 Green Aura
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:28 pm

mamos wrote:They are the best structure for standing up to strong winds.

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That's precisely why we decided to build one.
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284968 mamos
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:20 am

Green Aura wrote:
mamos wrote:They are the best structure for standing up to strong winds.

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That's precisely why we decided to build one.


I am surprised at just how stiff the whole structure actually is. You could easily walk on it. I was leaning a ladder against it yesterday to tape up all the seams to make it water tight and it did not move a millimetre.

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284969 Odsox
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:05 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote:The Wizard is now considering a dome and wants us to buy the plans for one

Yeah, me too.
That or yet another polytunnel if this summer is the shape of things to come.
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284971 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:41 pm

Odsox wrote:
diggernotdreamer wrote:The Wizard is now considering a dome and wants us to buy the plans for one

Yeah, me too.
That or yet another polytunnel if this summer is the shape of things to come.


So my proposed move to the tropic of Cork should be postponed. We had the heating on three times in the last week to take the chill off the place. Perhaps we should be looking at just covering the place in domes, we could dry the washing in one as well

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #284973 mamos
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:37 pm

They would be great for drying clothes in.

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285048 mamos
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:30 am

Just done a quick write up of the the day we built the dome

[url="https://tinyallotment.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/building-the-geodesic-dome"]Find it here[/url]

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285828 diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:25 pm

Thinking of buying these plans, did you print them off and what size were the pages, I can't find anything on his website that says much about the actual printing of them, cheers

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285829 Green Aura
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:31 pm

He sends them as a .pdf. We haven't printed them, but they look like A4.
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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285830 diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:39 pm

oh, that's ok then, wasn't sure if they were large plans and you would have to stick it together.

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285833 mamos
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:52 pm

Yes I printed them off on A4 so I could make notes and sketches etc.

I think it ended up costing about £400 in the end but I do have a lot of the plastic left over as I ordered more than I needed.

The plans are not a how to on building the dome so you have to do a lot of thinking and beard rubbing but all the info is there.

I would do it a little different on the next one and if you do decide to actually build one I will PM you my phone number as you will have lots of questions.

I really need to do my step by step write up on my blog don't I

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285838 doofaloofa
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:13 am

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: Slow Geodesic Dome build

Post: #285844 Green Aura
Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:49 am

Don't forget he has all the YouTube tutorials as well.
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