Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

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Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

Postby mikeschn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:36 pm

Pod #2
Flat packed down to the church in Indiana and assembled by some of the members in about 24 minutes or so...

Put the ends on and dropped the spars in...
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This is how it looks with all the spars dropped in and screwed into place... (shop pic)
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The insulation is embedded in between the spars and the skins...
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Side skin going on...
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Roof is going on...
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Church members checking out the pod...
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Pods set up on site...
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Re: Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

Postby Miriam C. » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:11 pm

This is great! Do you have a cost on these. I wonder if our local shelters would consider them.

Note: Holes need some screen wire to keep out insects!

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Re: Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:30 pm

Miriam C. wrote:This is great! Do you have a cost on these. I wonder if our local shelters would consider them.

Note: Holes need some screen wire to keep out insects!

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Hi Miriam,

And thanks! As for the cost, without paint under $200. Currently the design has too many curves to be very easy to build. And too many notches.

So I am thinking about a design with 5° straight angled walls, and just a slight curve on the top. If local shelters can build them quickly, they might consider it. Maybe I should go back to considering a lean-to type roof?

Mike...

P.S. re the screen mesh to cover the holes, you're right. I have some here. Maybe I'll make some screens, and mail them down there.
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Re: Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

Postby Miriam C. » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:34 pm

I used a industrial double sided tape to put mine on. Worked great and they help keep any wind blown water out. I think your design is great because it leaves room for wide shoulders sitting up. :D
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Postby crumbruiser » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:41 am

Mike, This is such a good thing you're doing. I haven't been in depth on the forum for a while and just discovered this. You are doing such a good thing! :applause:
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Re: Pod #2 flat packed and assembled at the church...

Postby 48Rob » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:41 am

Mike,

Are the shelters in use?

Any reports from the occupants as to how they are working out in this cold weather?

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