Anyone have an idea how can i convert or estimate how many blocks i will need for build a dome of 32 foots diameter ? ( one arch and one window)
I estimated before with domes of 16foots diameter and was around 700 blocks .
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How many blocks needed for a dome of 10 meter diameter or 32 foots?
RE: 84 Acre Malibu Ranch/Animal Sanctuary lost in Woolsey Fire. Welcoming Experienced “Air-Crete” Geodesic Dome Builders and Designers to express their creativity and showcase their unique designs and talents
My name is Ignacio Acuña. I live in Ventura CA. About an 30 minutes from Malibu. I'm interested in your project. Please check my post here for my professional details.
RE: New Zealand members
@supadome One of the issues most us are facing is that calculating is irregular because materials, manufacturers, and environments are different for everyone. To make make a building material testable it must be able to be made consistently each time under all the same variables. You may need to run your own tests under your own circumstances. Check the "aircrete vs ferrocement" post. The latest post there may give you an idea of some requirements.
RE: Aircrete and earth-berming
@jwboing I know that alasteritameric paints are very flexible for roof waterproofing. They are commonly used for porches, roofs, and marine application. My main goal is to create an impermeable skin over the dome that will not crack, mold, or absorb. I have used this product several times which have held up over ten years. Granted, these are water shedding applications like roofs and decks. I would apply a fungicide as a preventative to the mixture to prevent mold if I am to bury it. I am currently on a project that I intend to use it on. It may be a while so if anyone has any experience below grade with this product please share.
RE: Cone dome shape
I have been thinking of this topic allot being that it seems to be the primary method of forming domes. The compass arm, and how one one chooses to use it, is a direct influence on the shape one ends up getting. Are there any more ideas by you Domies on how one could get interesting and structurally sounds dome shapes?
RE: Dome Builders in central New Mexico wanted for free form projects in the valley & in the mountains near Quemado
How is that drilling kit going? Curious what the brand is?
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