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On Mar 17, 2010, at 8:12 AM, Bob Gillis wrote:

On Mar 17, 2010, at 8:12 AM, Bob Gillis wrote:

Hi Dmitriy

Here is the manual link: and

There is in the manual info on wood stove installation and dome repair, You should have got bag with some extra cord and parts with your dome if you need to replace any.

Your dome even with a hole near the top will not draw out enough smoke to make an open fire workable. You could possibly run a stove pipe up near the center of the dome by installing a sheet of thin ply wood. You would need to use insulated pipe and proper stove pipe fittings where you pass through the plywood. If you do this our dome would most likely leak water if it rains.


Bob Gillis


Hello Bob,

We have a 30′ dome, which we’ve been using at Burning Man for several years. I personally wasn’t involved with assembling/disassembling it in the past; however, I will need to be doing it this year. Hence, these questions:

– I was told that when our dome was being disassembled last year, some strings that hold connectors were torn. I’m not sure I’m using the right terminology here, but is there anything that can be done to repair that?

– Is the manual on your website the same as the one that came with the dome originaly? If that’s not the case, would you be able to send me a copy of the one you typically put into the packages you send out?

– Is it possible to put a fire pit/fireplace inside the dome on a fireproof mat? Can enough ventilation be provided without a pipe (i.e. by maybe opening the top two or three sections during the time the fire is burning)? If a pipe is a must, can it go to the very top instead of getting out of the dome somewhere on a side as suggested in the “Installing a wood stove” section on your website?

Many thanks in advance,