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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. ×

6 Frequency Dome Calculator


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     Enter Numbers:
 
Convert to Feet & Inches
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Dome Radius/Height

0' 0"

 
 
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Length of 30 Red "A" Struts

0' 0"

.16256722

 
 
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Length of 30 Yellow "B" Struts

0' 0"

.1904769

 
 
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Length of 60 Brown "C" Struts

0' 0"

.1819083

 
 
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Length of 90 Green "D" Struts

0' 0"

.2028197

 
 
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Length of 30 Orange "E" Struts

0' 0"

.1873834

 
 
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Length of 60 Black "F" Struts

0' 0"

.1980126

 
 
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Length of 130 Gray "G" Struts

0' 0"

.20590774

 
 
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Length of 65 Purple "H" Struts

0' 0"

.21535373

 
 
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Length of 60 Blue "I" Struts

0' 0"

.21662821

 
 
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Dome Diameter

0' 0"

 
 
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Dome Ground Perimeter

0' 0"

 
 
Numbers Only

Dome Floor Area (Square Feet)

 

6

Number of Red 5-Way Hubs

 

190

Number of Blue 6-Way Hubs

 

196

Number of Center Rings

 

1,110

Number of Zip Ties to Construct the Dome

 

588

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

 

588

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:

 
 
Red "A" Struts
 
 

Red "A" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 30 Red "A" Struts:

0'

 
 
Yellow "B" Struts
 
 

Yellow "B" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 30 Yellow "B" Struts:

0'

 
 
Brown "C" Struts
 
 

Brown "C" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (60) Brown "C" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Brown "C" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Brown "C" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Brown "C" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 60 Brown "C" Struts:

0'

 
 
Green "D" Struts
 
 

Green "D" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (90) Green "D" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Green "D" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Green "D" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Green "D" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 90 Green "D" Struts:

0'

 
 
Orange "E" Struts
 
 

Orange "E" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (30) Orange "E" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Orange "E" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Orange "E" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Orange "E" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 30 Orange "E" Struts:

0'

 
 
Black "F" Struts
 
 

Black "F" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (60) Black "F" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Black "F" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Black "F" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Black "F" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 60 Black "F" Struts:

0

 
 
Gray "G" Struts
 
 

Gray "G" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (130) Gray "G" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Gray "G" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Gray "G" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Gray "G" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 130 Gray "G" Struts:

0

 
 
Purple "H" Struts
 
 

Purple "H" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (65) Purple "H" Struts:

0

 
 

Number of Purple "H" Struts Produced From Each Uncut Pipe:

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

Number of Purple "H" Struts Created from the first 0 Pipes:

0

 
 

Number of Purple "H" Struts Created from the Last Pipe:

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 65 Purple "H" Struts:

0

 
 
Blue "I" Struts
 
 

Blue "I" Strut Units Entered:

0'

Feet and Inches:

0'0"

 
 

Number of Pipes needed to Create (60) Blue "I" Struts:

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

Waste for First 0 Pipes after Cutting 0 Struts Each:

0' = 0'0"

 
 

<-'

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0

 
 

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

0'

 
 

<-'

 
 

Total Waste in Creating 60 Blue "I" 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
30 "A" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 "B" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60 "C" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 "D" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
70 "E" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
80 "F" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 "G" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 "H" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 "I" Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Weight of Struts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weight of Hubs, Rings, Zip Ties 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3 111.3
Total Dome Weight 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
This Dome Calculator was written in January, 2014 by johnhurt.com

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