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“General”

“General”

One side of the door can be left hooked closed all the time if you do not need the extra ventilation. This is particularly nice if you’re using a door pole, since it allows the door to swing open and shut easily. In strong winds, hook both sides closed. Binder clips are provided with your dome to secure the doors in wind or when a tight seal is desired. They also work well on net doors. They hold best if you overlap the door and side wall materials a little as you clip them together. If you want more binder clips, you can get them at a stationery store. To prop your door open, tuck the tip of the door pole under an adjacent horizontal pole. Of course, if you aren’t using a door pole, just roll the door panel up and tuck it over the pole above the door.

Burningman read all your replies to wind questions & am seriously considering the
option of purchasing a dome for Burning man— although i want to know
what is the worse case scenario in extreme winds…

It is best to take the dome down in heavy wind or at least the bottom 12 poles and then re-secure the dome.

if i used concrete stakes for the guy lines and dome anchors,
I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t blow away— But what are the chances of the
dome ripping in heavy gusts??? Is it more likely that the PVC will bend
& buckle first (I’ve seen that happen on home-made domes)????

A few poles will brake and the covering could get torn in extreme winds.

Also, after Burning man, is simply hosing off the dome the best
way to clean it???

I would put it up on a clean site and hose it off. Be sure to let it dry before you put it away or any little speck of dirt will mildew and your dome will smell the next time you put it up.


“Miscellaneous”

Hello- I’m looking for window awnings for my 100″ wide (south-facing, miserable) windows. Do you sell something that big? I couldn’t tell from your website. Thanks in advance. Linda Miller

We sell a white and black (total sun block) shade woven film that is 6′ wide $10 per yard and Grip Clips (set of 4 for $10) https://shelter-systems.com/accessories.html which allows you to attach poles to the cover and attach the cover to your house. You could then make your own shade.


“Climate”

If the warranty is just less than 2 yrs. What would you say the life execpetancy of one of you domes
Thanks

It depends on the location the elevation and amount of sun. They can last up to 10 years in the shade. and less then 2.5 yearson at 10,000′ in Arizona.


“Burning Man” & “Climate”

Hi Nate

i read all your replies to wind questions & am seriously considering the
option of purchasing a dome for Burning man— although i want to know
what is the worse case scenario in extreme winds…

It is best to take the dome down in heavy wind or at least the bottom 12 poles and then re-secure the dome.

if i used concrete stakes for the guy lines and dome anchors,
I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t blow away— But what are the chances of the
dome ripping in heavy gusts??? Is it more likely that the PVC will bend
& buckle first (I’ve seen that happen on home-made domes)????

A few poles will brake and the covering could get torn in extreme winds.

Also, after Burning man, is simply hosing off the dome the best
way to clean it???

I would put it up on a clean site and hose it off. Be sure to let it dry before you put it away or any little speck of dirt will mildew and your dome will smell the next time you put it up.

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