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On Apr 29, 2004

On Apr 29, 2004


I represent a burning man camp and I’m responsible for creating the dome

We have a dome that is built from steel conduit – here are the specs.

it is a 3V 5/8ths dome with an 11.875 foot radius. You can use the
calculator to get the dimensions and see the dome plans.

the assembly diagram is at

We would like our cover to be pink, provide substantial shade (80-90%
blockage) be breathable and mostly waterproof.

We only use a white material that creates 40% shade and suggest that this be shingled to make it breathable. Suggest this covering be hung under your poles and use of a sun shade cover over the frame. You can spray paint the white pink.

I was thinking something along the lines of using the black/silver
material with each panel covered with pink sailcloth with occasional
“vents” of 90% shade weave that gardeners use. I think 5 vents will be

We also want to be able to roll the cover up around the bottom edge to the
second row of struts. We like the open-ness it creates.

This would not be a problem.

Our “door” consists of removing one strut in the lowest circle to create a
four sided parallelogram. It’s awkward to describe it. It’s much easier
when you see a drawing.

Not a problem.

Are you able to make something like this? Could you send me an estimate.
I’m sorry I don’t have the exact math figures, I’ve never done anything
like this before.

If you use our material and Grip Clips you should be able to “clip” the covering together without sewing.

I’m not sure how much material we would need, if we need special sewing
equipment, the best method for putting it all together, etc.

The cover will not be tensile, the dome cover should go over the skeleton
like a skin.

Please email me a quote if you are able to do something like this. Or
perhaps you’d have some advice on how to proceed.

The clips are 20 for $40. The covering is $8 per yard it is 6′ wide.

Let me know if I can help.

-Thom Fowler