I''ve had lots of interest in a truncated dome design I put together some time ago - Click here to see the design - I had many comments saying that it was weak and wasn''t really a viable structure, so I''ve come up with another design that solves most if not all of the issues that people had with the old truncated dome design.
Plans and 3D rendering of the new design
First this design doesn''t have a flat pentagon at the top that may hold water or snow, the hubs have been redesigned so they are very strong so the issue of hub stress should no longer be an issue with this new design.
I''ll probably make this available as a kit in a similar size to the GD18 growdome kit as the doors and windows from the GD18 should fit. If anyone is interested in seeing this design as a kit, or have something to say about this design leave a comment below.
Oh one last thought, this design is not suitable for a glass covering, polycarbonate or horticultural polythene for a greenhouse or ply, aluminium for something solid.
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Hi ... This is exactly what I'm looking for, it looks great! Will you have the plans available for this any time soon? Also what do you mean it's not suitable for glass? It wont take the weight? Can I just glaze the hexagons? Thanks
Hi, Is it possible to purchase plans for this newer truncated design in a GD-27 sized dome (with measurements in feet since I live in the USA)? This would be the perfect combination of design and size for me. How much would the plans cost? Thanks!
I see the MiniEden dome plans for sale on the website. I notice that those appear to have a 'standard' five triangle top pentagon to avoid the standing flat surface. I was wondering if you have drafted the plans set for this version of the 'modified' truncated dome? Also, are the 'redesigned' hubs being used in/on the MiniEden dome plans?
Thnx, Mike B
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