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Can we pick up an order?

On Apr 6, 2007


Can we pick up an order?

We are group buying shelters as part of an Emergency Preparedness program for temporary shelters to be put up in the Northeast Adirondak Mountion area.

We have 2,  30 foot yurts from Pacific Yurt Company and love them.  However, these take quite a bit to put up and then to take down.  They are working year round for us and we also need to keep the snow accumulation down.  We take a long rope and segment a rubber “comb made from old conveyer belting and comb over the whole structure very quickly and this really takes care of the snow.  We had one interesting experience when ice froze on this structure.  Many trees were destroyed.  We heated very high temperatures inside and this loosened the ice underneath and we could then break it loose with rubber segmented comb and the ice came sliding off in chunks.

We are so interested in what we have seen on your site.  These look to be much more user friendly and easier to put up and take down.

Our group wants to know how many poles come in each kit and what the weight is?  In addition, how much space does a complete outfit collapsed down to store take up and how much is the weight?  They wish there was a downloadable dvd clip showing putting one up?

We have one person, la engineer, who says the materials for the dome covering may not be adequate for our high humidity area.  could you be more specific for this person about the dome covering material or can we buy a sample so she can run some tests to see how it can measure up to our unique unpredictable weather?

In addition,  what is the UV % allowed through opn the green house covers?

These are truely incredible structures and we are serious about purchasing.

Thank you



Hi Russ

We are only set up to ship.

The pricing our our 30′ dome is $1900. They will not hold much snow. The 30′ has 68 poles and dome with poles weighs 190 lbs. Here is a photo of the dome folded up:30Packed

Also see:


to see an 18 ‘ being put up see:

The covering will not and can not rot from dampness. It is completely synthetic.

Shelter Systems’ Special Super Strong Woven Ripstop Films
Shelter Systems’ coverings are made by taking a special plastic copolymer (a simple compound composed of carbon and hydrogen which is chemically similar to wax) and stretching it until it becomes stiff. At this point, the material is at its maximum tensile (pull) strength. It is then sliced into thin strips and woven into a fabric. This gives it amazing tear resistance. The fabric is then laminated on both sides with some sheets of the same stretch-strengthened material and is thereby stabilized and super strengthened. You cannot tear it.

Shelter Systems’ Translucent: Lets 90% of sunlight through (more than glass). UV transmission is over 75%. Designed for greenhouse and solar use. Greenhouse fabric: uvB=59% transmission; uvA=68% transmission; visible light transmission=84%

All Shelter Systems’ coverings incorporate UV sunscreen inhibitors to help block damage from the sun and give the covering a longer useful life.

Shelter Systems’ White: Lets 60% of light through; not enough for greenhouse use.
white fabric: uvB=0% transmission; uvA=0% transmission; visible light tansmission 25%


Bob Gillis