Order information for Connector Kits
Build your own geodesic dome
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Connector Kits made from pvc or aluminum connector hubs are available for all of our domes. Those who want to cut their own lumber can save considerably.
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Connector Kits includes:
- Measurements for a particular dome size including strut lengths and angles
- Standard size pvc connector hubs ready for dome assembly
- Instructions for measuring, cutting, drilling and waterproofing lumber for dome struts
- Illustrated assembly instructions
- All necessary hardware: nuts, bolts, washers, screws; zinc plated for rust resistance
- Door instructions – where applicable; an additional expense may apply for custom domes/doors
- Paper dome model plans
- Instructions on applying various coverings
- Patttern and layout for applying our 11 mil Super Poly
- Free email technical support/phone support. An additional expense may apply for extra phone consultation.
Connector Kits listed apply to wood domes made from standard lumber sizes.
Standard: schedule 40 pvc
Upgrade: schedule 80 pvc (320 psi) recommended for ~20 ft and larger domes, or smaller requiring extra strength. Thicker and stronger than sch. 40 (270 psi)
Quick connecting feature: applies to wood domes only. More hardware and mfg. labor involved. Very good for easier assembly, or repeated assembly/disassembly.
Stainless steel fasteners
Cupola Option: Cupola Hubs with hardware, typically adds $300; Type 1 or 2 cupolas
Metal Connector Hubs – made aluminum or steel roughly twice the cost of the plastic Connector Hubs – write or phone for details.
Engineering needed for obtaining a building permit. Check with local officials
Professional architectural deaign and construction drawings.
Please email if you would like to inlcude certain options or info/prices for other domes and options not listed such as aluminum connectors and steel tube domes, Geo-Spheres, Canada/Mexico and overseas delivery, etc.
This 40 ft Garden Dome 4 was built using our sch. 80 pvc Connector Kit and Super Poly cover material