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Find a level area at least 24' by 24' wide to assemble the dome.

You will need an 12' stepladder to reach the top of the dome.

Wirecutters or a sharp knife will be useful for opening the packaging and for removing any Zip Ties if you make a mistake.

Unpack the dome materials and place them in a convenient spot outside the area where the dome will be constructed.

Use wire cutters or manually unwind the wire for releasing the struts from the restraining wires.

The package will include:

- 80
**Blue**"A" Struts 5' long - marked with blue tape. - 55
**Yellow**"B" Struts 4' 10-3/4" long - marked with yellow tape. - 30
**Red**"C" Struts 4' 2-3/4" long - marked with red tape. - 6
**Red**5-way Hubs, marked with red tape. - 55
**Blue**6-way Hubs, marked with blue tape. - 61 2" Center Hubs.
- 330 Heavy Duty Black Zip Ties (125 lbs)

NOTE: The 8" Heavy Duty Zip Ties are rated at 125 lbs, and are black to resist ultraviolet light degradation.

Assemble the Foundation Ring.

Select 10 Blue Struts, 5 Yellow Struts, and 15 Blue 6-way Foundation Hubs.

Attach the Struts to the Hubs using Zip Ties.

Put the Blue and Yellow Struts in Two Stacks.

Assemble the Foundation Ring.

Lay the Struts in a Circle, with Two Blue Struts followed by a Yellow Strut.

Connect the Struts on the Foundation Ring

Make sure there is a Blue Foundation Hub between every Strut

Connect the Struts together using the Blue Foundation 6-way Hubs.

The Openings in the Hubs should point towards the Center of the Foundation Ring.

Attach 10 Blue Struts to the Foundation Ring.

Look at the Foundation Ring and Find Where Two Blue Struts Meet.

Using 10 Blue Struts, make 5 "V" triangles and attach them to the Foundation Ring.

Attach 10 More Blue Struts to the Foundation Ring.

Locate the 5 Yellow Struts in the Foundation Ring.

Using 10 Blue Struts, put a Blue Triangle over each of the Yellow Struts in the Foundation Ring.

Use 10 Yellow Struts to Complete the Triangles.

Place the Yellow Struts in the empty sections to complete the triangles.

Connect the Struts with 15 Blue 6-way Hubs.

Connect the Struts to the Foundation Ring.

Attach the 15 Blue 6-way Hubs to the top of the Triangles.

Place 5 Yellow Struts where 2 Blue Struts make a "V".

Select 5 Yellow Struts.

Lay a Yellow Strut where 2 Blue Struts make a "V".

Place 10 Blue Struts on Top of the other Triangles.

Select 10 Blue Struts.

Lay a Blue Strut at the Top of the other Triangles.

Raise the First Tier!

Raise the First Tier by Connecting the Struts to the Hubs.

Use a Ladder or Sawhorse for the Initial Support.

Install the Red Struts on the 2nd Tier.

Select 10 Red Struts and 5 Red Hubs.

Connect 2 Red Struts to every Red Hub.

Set the Red Struts and Hubs above the Yellow Struts on the First Tier, and Connect with Zip Ties.

Install the Yellow Struts on the 2nd Tier.

Select 10 Yellow Struts.

Set the Yellow Struts next to the Red Struts.

Complete the 2nd Tier Triangles with Blue Struts and Blue Hubs

Select 10 Blue Struts and 10 Blue Hubs, and attach the Struts to the Hubs.

Set the Blue Struts in the remaining openings on the 2nd Tier to complete the triangles..

Connect the Top of the 2nd Tier.

Connect the Blue Hubs to the Red Hub with a Red Strut.

Connect the remaining Blue Hubs together with a Yellow Strut.

This Completes the Top of the 2nd Tier!

Connect a Red Strut to a Blue Hub.

Connect 2 Yellow Struts to the Blue Hub on either side of the Red Strut.

Place the Red Strut above the Red Hub on the 2nd Tier.

Attach 2 Blue Struts to a Blue Hub to make a Triangle.

Insert the Blue Triangle above the Yellow Strut on top of the 2nd Tier.

Connect the Top of the 3rd Tier with 10 Blue Struts.

Connect a Yellow Strut to a Blue Hub.

Connect 2 Blue Struts to the Hub on either side of the Yellow Strut.

Insert the Yellow Strut on top of the 3rd Tier above the Hub that has a Red Strut directly below it.

Complete the Top of the 3rd Tier with 5 Yellow Struts.

Complete the Dome!

Attach a Red Hub to a Red Strut.

Insert the Red Strut into the Top Tier.

Insert the remaining 4 Red Struts to Complete the Dome!