Polycarbonate makes a great cover the geodesic dome kits here on Geo-Dome, it''s incredibly strong, lightweight and easy to cut. It''s also very expensive so if you want to cover your dome with polycarbonate you don''t want to make any mistakes. Below are some instructions and tips to assist with covering one of our kits either supplied by me or made using the plans from the shop.
Keep your triangles small, less than a meter ( 3 feet) because polycarbonate isnít very thermally stable if you have large triangles the polycarbonate will buckle when its warm.
Use UV stable glazing tape 3mm thick is ideal.
Use UV stable good quality low modulus silicone, cheap silicones have bulking agents and solvents that will not stick and can actually damage the polycarbonate.
Use a shoe on the end of the silicone nozzle; with a bit of practice you can seal the frames quickly and cleanly.
Buy a silicone-smoothing tool and use soapy water to tool the silicone when youíre done.
This technique only works on the hub-less domes available on geo-dome and the plans available in the shop
If you need any further help or have a question about covering with polycarbonate, post it below and I''ll try and help out.
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muy bueno lo tuyo valor ! muy didactico , ingenioso y bien explicado ! congratulatios ! Desde Uruguay un abrazo grande.
What are your thoughts on Solexx polyethelene panels as a covering?
Hello, could you please let me know what material could be used to provide efficient insulation? Keeping in mind very low temperatures? And what would the ventilation system be like then?
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