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by zen_greg
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91381

Try a Pipe Cutter

It sounds like you've gotten plenty of good advice and I hope your project is coming along nicely. On the cutoff method, I didn't notice any mention of a simple pipe cutter. It is the method I've used and I really liked the results. No sparks, no fumes, and no noise. The best part was that I was abl...
by zen_greg
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91381

Re: Try a Pipe Cutter

zen_greg wrote:On the cutoff method, I didn't notice any mention of a simple pipe cutter.
... because I must be blind. Sorry robotland and Dork.
by zen_greg
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Dome Construction (Tips and Tricks)
Replies: 286
Views: 91381

Try a Pipe Cutter

It sounds like you've gotten plenty of good advice and I hope your project is coming along nicely. On the cutoff method, I didn't notice any mention of a simple pipe cutter. It is the method I've used and I really liked the results. No sparks, no fumes, and no noise. The best part was that I was abl...
by zen_greg
Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First attempt at a dome. Need direction.
Replies: 52
Views: 10949

I seem to recall reading one person's experience using a 3-ton press on 3/4" EMT and even that was pushing the limits. The 3-ton chewed up the 3/4" EMT pretty well once I added a cheater bar. I just slipped a 3 foot piece of 1" black-pipe over the top and then duct-taped it in place. I also clamped...
by zen_greg
Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First attempt at a dome. Need direction.
Replies: 52
Views: 10949

Sounds HEAVY Yes, but then maybe one could surpass the fabled 4.5 to 5 foot strut. Knock the frequency down a notch and you can leave a lot of struts at home. Or, build a 6-7V with 8-10 foot struts and cover your whole block.* I suppose with that logic, I should switch to I-Beams. My basic thought ...
by zen_greg
Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First attempt at a dome. Need direction.
Replies: 52
Views: 10949

Anybody out there used fenceposts for chainlink fences as dome struts? I was looking at Allied spec. sheets and even the 1 3/8" posts have near double the wall thickness of the EMT I've used. If you have tried fenceposts, what kind of press did you use? I'm wondering if my 3 ton Arbor Press will do ...
by zen_greg
Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: First attempt at a dome. Need direction.
Replies: 52
Views: 10949

if Im looking over this right, Home Depot is Really cheating people.. I think you might not be looking it over right. The price "per hundred" is likely referring to 100 ft. (i.e. ten sticks). The prices appear to be a little lower than Home Depot but not a real steal. Three years ago, my wife was b...
by zen_greg
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A checklist of stuff to bring with you...
Replies: 70
Views: 21083

Re: Space Bags!

The space bag thing worked really well for us. The big vacuum cleaner port sized ones allowed us to compress pillows to 1/6 their size and as a result we were able to bring so many we could have stocked our chill out dome (15') with pillows for about 10 people! That is if we could have got the damn...
by zen_greg
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: burning man foods you never want to eat, ever again
Replies: 68
Views: 18160

This to will pass

the rabid "you boiled my bunny" vegans and veggies give us all a bad name. i think most people go through some kind of rabid phase when you switch diets, not necessarily harassing other people for their choices but just wanting to talk about it A LOT. it passes, but no one ever forgets that stage! ...

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