Help hello Dome Homies I’ve got some cracking issues water is getting in ..we used 100% acrylic omega flex to finish the dome with an acrylic paint on top of that the cracks are about 1/4”some places ripping through the fiberfill seems and when I squirt liquid concrete crack filler in there it comes out the other side as water would so in some places it’s going right through I’m wondering if this liquid crack filler is a good thing to to patch the cracks with but I talked to Steve rain he said a hajar was using gacco 100% silicone roof coating I’m just wondering if I can use the silicone on top of tthe acrylic that we used finish
I’m woundeting if I should I’m wondering if I should reinforce the crack with that fiber tape you might use with Henry’s roof patch as well
@KnowItAllTeen I will start with the hobbit house like Steve’s for myself and potentially build a small eco-resort in the future. I checked the center’s website, some scam contents popped out. I went to Steve’s personal website said go to gaiadome if anything houses building related. That’s how I ended up on this forum. It will be great if I get somebody to talk to and hopefully get some help when I am in Thailand. Thank you so much!
In a process similar to creating Portland cement, MgO powder is combined with other ingredients and water to form a cementitious slurry. This slurry is then embedded with layers of glass fiber mesh, formed and allowed to cure. Once fully cured, the result is a hardened magnesium oxide cement panel.
I presume it's just a matter of setting up expansion strips or pour forms to pour the slurry into, and then let it set up.
Not sure if MgO powder is available unless it's bought in bulk like a panel manufacturer would need.
I replaced the pipe on the left with the one on the right, smaller and fewer holes, made a HUGE difference. Actually I think I may have to add a few more holes to get it a little bit better . The flow meter didn't work....it was too restrictive.
I've just completed the proof of concept experiment for preskinning an acrylic form...
It feels alot like drywall. I can pull the skin off if I try, but it feels pretty glued on after 4 days of curing in the mold. I just removed the block today and it released super easily. I sprayed the insides with cooking oil spray and that made using plastic wrap unnecessary.
I think plastic wrap still helps to prevent blow out leakages at the bottom, along with rubber foam weather stripping tape.