This frame kit type includes cut-to-fit 2x6 blocking within the framed triangles.
The blocking provides additional support for triangular panels.
Our "Basic" EconOdome frame kit is ideal for those who wish to have
the smooth sculpted look of sheetrock on the interior.
2. Our fancy EconOdome "T-Beam" frame kit.
The "T-Beam" frame kit type includes pre-fabricated 2x6 vertical trapezoids
on the lower perimeter with an interconnected triangulated T-Beam lattice above.
The dome shaped lattice when assembled is comprised of 2x4's that are attached lengthwise to
2x4 interior trim that will assist with construction and be exposed to the inside.
The T-Beam frame kit is designed for those who wish to create a beautiful
patterned ceiling and add a woodsy look to the interior of their dome home.
The "T-Beam" frame kit also allows easier total completion of the exterior shell
by eliminating the need to work upside down on the domed ceiling.
Insulated & sheetrocked triangular panels are held in place by attractive wood trim.
*Choose only one of two available EconOdome frame kit types.
*All EconOdome frame kit types are cut from #1 select kiln dried structural grade
Southern Pine lumber. The upper part of the T-Beam frame kit
consists of struts made by attaching two boards together lengthwise.
This manufacturing procedure straightens both boards and creates a very strong T-Beam.
*All frame kit parts are pre-drilled for special non-splitting screws
that stitch all connections securely.
*All necessary connecting screws and stainless steel metal straps
are included with every frame kit.
*All frame kit types include door and window framing within
ten pre-assembled trapezoids that will stand vertically at the lower perimeter.
*Extensions, to accomodate conventional doors and windows are not necessary.
*Attractive and functional optional canopies may be added over doors and windows.
*All custom skylight framing within triangles is included at no extra cost.
*With both frame kit types: optional pre-cut exterior panels are available.
*Both frame kit types employ methods to avoid condensation and mold issues.
*Optional pre-cut sheetrock and insulated triangular interior panels
are available for the T-Beam frame kit only.
*We encourage you to save money by cutting your own optional triangle shaped panels.
*We will supply you with free detailed instructions on
how to efficiently cut triangle panels for any size EconOdome frame kit.
Triangle panels are optional as you can make them or, we can make them for you.
Optional Pre-Fab Interior Insulated Triangle Panels for 2x6 T-Beam cost 50% more.
The R-Value will be less for an all 2x4 frame kit, however,
as insulation is more effective if positioned outside the building frame,
we recommend that you consider building with
the lighter and more economical all 2x4 EconOdome frame kit.
T-Beam Frame Kits made with all 2x4 lumber cost 15% less.
More With Less......
Low Cost Mansion.
24 ft. dia.
30 ft. dia.
38.5 ft. dia.
48 ft. dia.
60 ft. dia.
Optional 130 Pre-Cut R-20 Exterior Triangle Panels Kit for both frame kit types
includes two laminated layers of R-10 insulation & Atlas AC Foam IV cladding.
Alternatively, the exterior may be clad with 1/2" DensDeck in fireprone areas.
Optional 120 Pre-Cut R-20 Interior Triangle Panels Kit for T-Beam frame kit only
includes two laminated layers of R-10 insulation & 1/2in. MoldGuard sheetrock
plus integrated 2x4 blocking within each triangle on domes larger than 30'.
Total R-Value for the all 2x4 T-Beam Roof Section is R-40.
Total R-Value for the 2x6 T-Beam Roof Section is R-53.
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