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Does anyone have any experience with dome homes?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by grimjaw, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have any experience with dome homes? The wife for this web site on dome home and is starting to want one. I am not real sure about the whole dome thing. I thought I would see if anyone knew anything. Thanks.


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    they burn fast and hot.
    nuf said
     
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    Try domehome.com The wife and I have been looking at them for a couple years and will probably take the plunge in the next year or so after desiding on a few details that we want to incorporate. We have a climate that see 100+ summers and 40mph winds on a frequent basis and these just seem to have a lot of benefits over conventional framing. Plus we do have a couple to look at here locally that helped make the decision. Two of the dome buildings are actually for the local electric company facilities and one is a residential home. Lets just say we are sold on the idea of dome homes.
     
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    Our Geodesic Dome Home is constructed from a home building kit which utilizes modular building panels that consist of steel reinforced concrete, seven inch thick expanded bead polystyrene insulation (E.P.S.) and interior wall board. American Ingenuity's prefabricated building kit produces a super-strong, super-energy efficient, fire resistant concrete dome house.

    American Ingenuity warranties their fine home building to structurally withstand hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes.

    Besides manufacturing the geodesic dome home building kit, American Ingenuity offers stock dome house plans. If you do not find a stock geodesic dome plan to fit your needs we can modify the plan or produce custom building plans from your sketches.

    Is your concrete dome cheaper to build than a stick built house or wood dome? Yes. First of all you save money by buying the American Ingenuity dome shell kit versus buying and installing the materials for a regular stick built house shell (roof trusses, plywood, tarpaper, shingles, insulation, wall board, soffits, gutters, etc.). Our shell kit is typically one third to one half less in cost than the shell cost of a regular stick built house or wood dome or monolithic dome.

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]By simply placing the component panels, interconnecting the steel mesh, and concreting the seams you complete the structural framework, the exterior finish, the insulation and most of the interior shell wall board for your home's shell.[/FONT]


    http://www.aidomes.com/fire_resistant.htm
     
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    the ones around here have plumbing and wiring issues. That could have just been whoever built them around here though.
     
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    Bucky was also an interesting historian. As far as the geodesic dome, what he did was sell igloos in the desert.
    The pic in #1 post makes it look like a Jack-o-lantern.
     

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