Geodesic Dome

Zip Tie Domes

Easy to Build Geodesic Domes Kits

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Geodesic Dome Kit
Geodesic Dome

Zip Tie Domes

Easy to Build Geodesic Dome Kits

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How to Use the Dome Calculator

Enter a number with or without a decimal fraction in any of the number fields on the left. (For example, enter "5" or "3.3333")

The number you enter can represent meters, feet, or any other unit. If feet are entered, the numbers and decimals will be converted to feet and inches.

Click the Calculate Button. All of the other numbers will be automatically calculated.

The Blue Struts are always the longest struts. If you know your longest strut length, enter your data for the longest strut length in the Blue Strut field.

With our standard PVC hubs, the longest strut should not be more than 5' long.

For EMT Rigid Conduit Domes or Rebar Domes using special order structural steel metal hubs, the longest strut can be up to 10' long.

 

Cost Calculation and Material Utilization Chart

The default "Length of Pipe" for making your struts has been set to 10'. You can update this amount, and the "Cost Per Pipe" amount, and click the Calculate field, and the "Total Cost of Materials" amount will be calculated at the bottom of this section.

If you are cutting 4' struts, consider using 20' lengths of pipe, as there will be less waste as compared to cutting 4' lengths from 10' pipe. ×

 

2 Frequency Dome Calculator

2 Frequency Icosahedron Dome
2v Icosahedron

     Enter Numbers:
 
Convert to Feet & Inches
Chord
 
 
Numbers Only

Dome Radius/Height

0' 0"

 
 
Numbers Only

Length of 35 Blue "A" Struts

0' 0"

.61803

 
 
Numbers Only

Length of 30 Red "B" Struts

0' 0"

.54653

 
 
Numbers Only

Dome Diameter

0' 0"

 
 
Numbers Only

Dome Ground Perimeter

0' 0"

 
 
Numbers Only

Dome Floor Area (Square Feet)

 

6

Number of Red 5-Way Hubs

 

20

Number of Blue 6-Way Hubs

 

26

Number of Center Rings

 

130

Number of Zip Ties to Construct the Dome

 

78

Number of Zip Ties to Secure the Inside Covering (3 per hub)

 

78

Number of Zip Ties to Secure the Outside Covering (3 per hub)

 

0' Length
0' Width  

Absolute Minimum Square Covering Dimensions for a Tightly Fitted Dome Cover

 

0' Length
0' Width  

Minimum Square Covering Dimensions for a Dome Cover Secured to the Hubs with Zip Ties with a Minimum Overlap at the Bottom of the Dome

 

0' Length
0' Width  

Maximum Square Covering Dimensions for a Dome Cover Secured to the Hubs with Zip Ties with an Ample Overlap at the Bottom of the Dome

 

0

Dome Surface Area (Square Feet)

 

0

Dome Volume (Cubic Feet)

 

0'

Total Length of All Struts Added Together

 

Cost Calculation and Material Utilization Chart

 

 
 

Length of Pipe:

Feet

Cost Per Pipe:

 
 

Blue "A" Struts

 
 

Blue "A" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (35) Blue "A" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Blue "A" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Blue "A" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Blue "A" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste on the Last Pipe after Cutting 0 Strut(s):

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 35 Blue "A" Struts:

0'

 
 

Red "B" Struts

 
 

Red "B" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (30) Red "B" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Red "B" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Red "B" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Red "B" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste on the Last Pipe after Cutting 0 Strut(s):

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 30 Red "B" Struts:

0'

 
 

COST OF MATERIALS GRAND TOTALS:

 
 

Total Waste for All Struts:

0'

 
 

Number of Uncut Pipe/Materials Needed:

0

 
 

Total Cost of Materials @ $4.50 Each:

$

 

 

Dome Weight Chart

 
Weight Chart 1"PVC Sch.40 1"PVC Sch.80 3/4" EMT 1" EMT 3/8" Iron Rebar #3 1/2" Iron Rebar #4 5/8" Iron Rebar #5 3/4" Iron Rebar #6 1/2" Basalt Rebar #4 5/8" Basalt Rebar #5
Lbs Per Linear Ft .32 .41 .435 .64 .376 .668 1.043 1.502 .237 .46
35 Blue "A" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Red "B" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Weight of Struts (lbs) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weight of Hubs, Rings, Zip Ties 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8
Total Dome Weight (lbs) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Dome Construction Diagram

(See 2V Manual for Details)

 
 

1. Assemble the Foundation Ring.

Top View

Perspective View

2. Lay out the Strut Pattern.

Top View

3. Connect the Struts to
the Foundation Ring.

Top View

Perspective View

4. Attach the Color Coded Hubs.

Attach the Red Hubs
to the Red Triangles.
Attach the Blue Hubs
to the Blue Triangles.

5. Connect the Top of the First Tier
with Red Struts.

Top View

Perspective View

6. Set the Red Struts and
Blue Hubs for the Second Tier.

Top View

Perspective View

7. Set the Blue Struts for the Second Tier.

Top View

Perspective View

8. Connect the Top of the Second Tier
with Blue Struts.

Top View

Perspective View

9. Complete the Dome with Red Struts.

Top View

Perspective View

 
This Dome Calculator was written in January, 2014

by johnhurt.com

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