Re: Re(2): The Corrulite is in!
- To: oregon at domes dot com
- Subject: Re: Re(2): The Corrulite is in!
- From: Patrick Salsbury <salsbury at sculptors dot com>
- Date: Thu, 09 Jul 1998 14:26:47 -0700
- Cc: domesteading at sculptors dot com
- In-reply-to: <35A4F125.7EBF@domes.com>
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At 10:42 AM 7/9/98 -0700, you wrote:
>This is facinating. It is so exciting that something usefull may come
>out of a newsgroup discussion, instead of a series of flames of
>disagreements about math theory.
That's what it's all about! (The cooperation, not the flames. :-) )
>As for performance in winds for such a light structure (raised on an
>earlier post that I accidentally deleted), I would imagine that the dome
>would shine in windy situations, as long as it was attached to the
>ground. With our domes, we do have additional foundation hardware due
>to the fact that the domes are lighter than other structures. I have
>heard of people not taking care of this and getting bit by the
>Oregon Dome, Inc.
I've thought about this, some. Affixing to a fixed base or riser wall is
optimal, and was what we planned for in the original cardboard domes we did
in Buffalo for use in Honduras. It was to be a poured concrete pad with
2.5' cinderblock riser wall. On top of this wall were 2x4's, and the
cardboard dome was staple-tacked down to the wooden 2x4's.
For temporary (disaster relief, spontaneous community events, etc.)
staking to the ground might work, and I've also been curious about the idea
of a large "bungie" cargo-net that covers the dome, and staking that into
the ground. Theoretically, that should be able to withstand quite severe
winds, but would need some real-world testing....
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