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Re: hello

Postby Bobwieser » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:21 pm

Thickstrings and Mat, Your mentioning of domes got me started and I had to make one, It's made from scraps of 1/2" EMT since I have it. I got my info from domerama.com for a 3v 5/9 dome about 12' diameter. I chose there calculator over desertdomes.com because it makes a flat bottom with an odd frequency. I made jigs materials and tools on hand. I'll share more if anyone is interested. Here it is before I made the door opening. <a href="http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/bobwieser/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-09-20_15-44-39_154_zps034fa6c0.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u529/bobwieser/Mobile%20Uploads/th_2014-09-20_15-44-39_154_zps034fa6c0.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 2014-09-20_15-44-39_154_zps034fa6c0.jpg" style=""></a>

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Re: hello

Postby Bobwieser » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:12 pm

I don't think my links are working. Here is another try for the pic.

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Re: hello

Postby thickstrings » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:08 pm

That's pretty cool Bob...Are you going to use it as a trellis or cover it with something? Short wall around the perimeter?
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Re: hello

Postby Bobwieser » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:30 pm

I made it to put my snowblower and other things in it. And to use scrap pipe I had, and because I figured it is a cool project. As I was making it I thought, it has so many uses. Green house, jungle jim, screen house, cover my wood pile. It is 6'8" in the center so I will cover it with a tarp and stake it down with the door opening leeward to the wind and use as a shed for now. The frame weighs about 130 pounds so 3 people can move it.
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Re: hello

Postby thickstrings » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:47 pm

ImageImageImageImage A few pic's of the hip roof for Matt...
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Re: hello

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:16 pm

That roof looks great, you did a wonderful job in forming that and getting it poured. Did you put any kind of sealer on the roof to help shed water? Or is the solid concrete good enough to turn the rain?
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Re: hello

Postby thickstrings » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Yes that's regular bag mix, with some more Portland added. It has several layers of " vermicrete", underneath. I have used acid dye on it and I didn't like the color, so I sort of washed it off with muriatic acid to soften it. If you are ever going to use acid dye on concrete, do some tests first, no way to tell what you will get until its on and reacts...Still have to pour the brick caps over the front edge to cover the "stair steps." There is no sealer on it.
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Re: hello

Postby thickstrings » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:58 pm

I just traded a metal fruit press and a bushel of pears for a pallet of ledge rocks, so now I can complete the base of the oven....if it quits raining . I can borrow it back if I need to. The fella I traded with has made some Pear cider.....and might be heating it up, If ya know what I mean......xxx
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Re: hello

Postby matt walker » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:07 pm

I heat up a lot of plum cider over the winter. I've done pear too, and it's one of my favorites, especially after a year in some charred oak. Super good, hopefully you can trade for some of that.
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Re: hello

Postby thickstrings » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:44 am

I am sure there will be some " What do you think of that?" samplings....Interestingly, he has made a electric unit with a hot water element in it. Says he gets more control on the temps. I have tried some of the plum stuff before....tastes like the Serbian brandy...."Slivovitz" and you can use it as charcoal lighter...
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