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 vertical trapezoids
on the lower perimeter with an interconnected triangulated T-Beam lattice above.
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 exposed wood trim.
*Choose only one of two available EconOdome frame kit types, Basic or T-Beam.
*Then choose either 2x6 or 2x4 construction. Note:2x4 construction was used in the Arctic.
If insulation sheeting is installed outside the frame it is more effective.
*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.
*Optional perimeter riser walls are required for most dome home sizes and designs.
The height of your riser wall will vary depending upon your dome size and design.
Please consult your plans or our office to determine your riser wall height.
*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 triangle shaped panels.
*We will supply you with free detailed instructions on
how to efficiently cut triangle panels for any size EconOdome frame kit.
*Due the weight of the triangle SIPS panels, we do not supply laminated triangle panels
for the two largest domes. Triangle panels for the 48' and 60' domes are cut on site.
Please contact our office via email or phone if you have any questions.
More With Less......
Low Cost Mansion.
24 ft. dia.
30 ft. dia.
38.5 ft. dia.
48 ft. dia.
60 ft. dia.
2x6 or 2x4
2x6 or all 2x4
4"SIPS** + TPO*
$4K** + $3K*
$5K** + $4K*
$6K** + $5K*
CUT-ON-SITE** + $7K*
CUT-ON-SITE** + $10K*
T-Beam Kits Only
for 2x6 or 2x4 Kits
$6K or $4K
$7K or $5K
$8K or $6K
Optional 130 Pre-Cut R-23 Exterior Triangle Panels Kit for both frame kit types
Includes two 1.5" layers of R-10 insulation laminated between
layers of 7/16" OSB to form strong SIPS (Structural Insulated PanelS)
*The 130 pre-cut lapping triangular TPO shingles with rounded corners are
cut from 60mil (tan, gray, or white) SureWeld TPO* manufactured by Carlisle.
The 130 large lapping TPO shingles will first be glued in place.
Then the TPO shingles will be bonded at the laps using a heat gun
and a special little roller (roller supplied with all TPO shingle kits).
This roofing process makes a durable, waterproof and wind tolerant exterior surface.
Contact adhesive to adhere TPO shingles is supplied with TPO shingle kits.
The 120 Pre-Cut R-20 Interior Triangle Panels Kit are for T-Beam frame kit only.
The Interior Tri-Panels include two laminated layers of 1.5" insulation + 1/2in. sheetrock
Total R-Value for the all 2x4 T-Beam Roof Section is R-43.
Total R-Value for the 2x6 T-Beam Roof Section is R-53.
*A ventilation space (advisable for all climates) just under the exterior surface
of the exterior triangle panels is necessary so that the exterior is repairable
following a storm. Also the ventilation space keeps your home cooler in the summer.
The ventilation space consists of 7/16" spacers behind an additonal layer of OSB.
We want ensure that your dome home is designed to be durable and repairable.
We call our products, "EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
We include design inovations because we can,
so you can have an awesome dome home made by Faze Change Produx.
Another design inovation by Faze Change Produx
is a new type of EconOdome frame kit
that is called, the "Loft Ledge" frame kit.
The "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit includes ten pre-fabbed 2x6 riser wall
and ten pre-fabbed 2x6 vertical trapezoids that align with the 2x6 riser walls
Also included are all the pre-cut strut and blocking components
that are used to complete the top of the EconOdome frame kit, made with 2x4 lumber.
So, the lowest two dome levels are made with 2x6 lumber, and,
the top of the dome is framed 2x4 lumber.
And as, all the precison cut framing is flush at the exterior,
A "Level Loft Ledge" is created because 2x6 lumber is thicker than 2x4 lumber.
And this two inch wide "Level Ledge" can be used to support the second story loft level.
This inovative feature allows you to more easily construct a loft level within a dome.
The "T-Beam" Loft Ledge frame kit + the necessary 120 interior facing triangle panels
cost $11,000 (38.5' dia. size)more than the kits necessary
to enclose and seal a "Basic" Loft Ledge frame kit
than a "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit.
With a T-Beam Loft Ledge frame kit you will need
120 insulated and laminated sheetrocked interior facing triangle panels
With a Basic frame kit you would need to insulate and sheetrock the dome ceiling
after the building is enclosed and sealed. We do not supply sheetrock and insulation
for the Basic frame kit that would need to be purchased and installed after
the dome structure is enclosed.
EconOdome Kits necessary
to both enclose and create a beautiful exposed wood dome ceiling
with the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kit
38.5' diameter EconOdome Loft Ledge frame kit
with ten pre-assembled 2x6 perimeter customized* riser walls
and ten customized* 2x6 vertical trapezoids
including rounded edge routering and sanding of all exposed 2x4 trim
(exposed 2x4 trim is attached to struts with glue and screws at factory)
+ pre-assembled customized** skylight frames
+ stainless steel screws, nails and metal straps required for assembly
+ 120 interior facing insulated (R-20) and sheetrocked (unpainted) triangle panels
+ 130 exterior facing insulated (R-20) and ventilated*** triangle panels
+ 130 pre-cut 60mil SureWeld TPO triangluar shingles with rounded corners
+ 15 gallons of contact adhesive to attach TPO shingles
+ special roller that will be used for heat welding TPO seams
So, the total cost for all the 38.5'dia. T-Beam Loft Ledge Kits
that are necessary to enclose
and also complete the dome ceiling on the interior is $32,000
*All perimeter riser walls and trapezoids are customized to include
framing for all desired framed openings for doors and windows per plans.
**All desired custom frames for skylights are included with EconOdome frame kits.
***Ventilation of exterior triangle panels is acheived by
gluing spacers between two layers of exterior sheathing.
Ventilated exterior sheathing inhibits mold growth and allows for easy repairs.
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