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11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby oakinteriors1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:23 am

The following is a 11' diameter emergency shelter built from OSB used as an exterior sheathing, using ripped 2x4s as edge connectors. Total cost was less than $100.
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The structure can be disassembled and stacked with a height of less than 18 inches, and a foot print of 4' x 4'.

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http://mountaintruss.yolasite.com/resou ... r%2004.zip
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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby oakinteriors1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:50 am

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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby GerryS » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:11 am

Math. It works!
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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:03 am

Very impressive.

How difficult would it be to get the size down to a single person pod?

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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby oakinteriors1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:51 am

To me that would be a scale down job on graph paper since I'm not a computer wiz....

The web site for bigger domes..
http://mountaintruss.yolasite.com/
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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby jonw » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:13 am

mikeschn wrote:Very impressive.

How difficult would it be to get the size down to a single person pod?

Mike...

Mike -

There's a simple geodesic design that has 5 triangles for the roof and 5 for the walls, like this:
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You could scale this down a little using 4x4 or 5x5 foot panels.

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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby Rainier70 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:57 am

Interesting. Nice build. Do you have any pictures of the inside. What are you using for connectors or to assemble? Thanks.
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Re: 11 foot emergency dome shelter

Postby oakinteriors1 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:06 pm

I didn't build it ... It is on the website....
I built the trusses for the 24footer about 12 yrs. ago to take up to the pine ridge reservation...
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