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Is it possible to exchange some of the sheets of my dome to be translucid ?

Hello,

Is it possible to exchange some of the sheets of my dome to be translucid ?

It is.

Do I have to unmount the dome ?

Yes.

How easy is it ?

You can replace a whole panel. Order the same panel from Shelter Systems. 1) Arrange the replacement panel over top of the damaged panel so that it is in the same orientation.2) Remove only one clip from your dome being careful not to disrupt the layering sequence of the panels on your dome. If you can not get the clip off use a pliers and brake the ring part of the clip (you will receive 4 extra Heavy Duty Grip Clips with each replacement panels). 3) Take your time to carefully slide out the corner of your damaged panel and insert your replacement panel into the same layering sequence as that of the damaged panel. 4) Now with all layers in the same order and orientation as before; gather these tightly around the male clip and slip over the female clip as described below. When many layers are involved as is the case with the corners of the windows, attaching the female clip can be difficult; practicing on scraps and making the layers warm with the sun or heat lamp (be careful not to melt the covering by getting it to hot) can help.

Thanks

Denis

Denis

I would print a photo of the dome from our web site and then mark on it which panels you want to replace. Then let us know which you need. Note that most of the panels come in pairs. Examine the ones on your dome. The replacement panels are $65 each.

You will need to remove all of the poles and remove all tension from around the panel you want to replace.

Bob Gillis

 

Bob,
The guys have set up the Cave and are figuring out ways to use it.
It took them a bit to get it set up.  Finally got to admit they didn’t look at the picture in the instructions.  Were trying to put the poles inside.  Then the lightbulb went off and they got it.

They love it.  So light and so easy to set up.  Have not used on a job yet but I expect that will happen soon.  Again, will send job photos when available.

Tks and Rgds,  WD Smith-DurtWurks

 

Hi I was wondering if it is possible to print on your material and have you ever done it? I would like to put advertisments on the side of the yurts. Please forward the reply to my e-mail address go_flo47@hotmail.com thanking you in advance Florian Gaudreau

Yes. Be sure to test the ink, dye or paint to see which will hold best for you. You can also have banners printed which you then tie to the clips of the dome.

Bob Gillis

 

I really admire the technology you folks have put together. Thank you.

I am thinking to purchase one of your 14’ bubble domes to use as a meditation hut. I live in southern Maine and need a small place out of the house to practice my Buddhist meditations away from the chaos of 2 young boys.

I have a question about what the limitations might be around “decorating” the inside of the dome, particularly as regards hanging things. Typically a Tibetan Buddhist retreat hut would have a few hangings of pictures of Buddha on the walls and light brocades around the ceiling edge. I have a few pictures that are printed on vinyl like the signs you see at conventions. The pictures are about 2 X 3.

What are the restrictions to hanging things from the inside of your domes? There must be a weight limit and I imagine balancing the load also comes into questions at some point. Also, do you have any ideas about the best way to attach the hangings? Would your grip clips work?

Thanks

Ken

Hi Ken

There is a clip inside your dome were the poles cross on the outside of the dome. Each inside clip has two holes. You can hang about 4 lb. from each clip on the inside of the 14′ dome.

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

 

Your questions: BubbleDome for Fine Craft Trade Show
> I have a couple of questions about trade-show usage of the BubbleDome.
>
> First, from the web site I understand the widest part of the
> BubbleDome is 10 feet, and the interior footprint is about a foot
> less. This would allow it to fit into a standard 10′ by 10′ tradeshow
> booth without bulging into the next-door neighbor’s booth, correct?

It should and they have been used at trade-shows with the 10 by 10′ standard.
>
> Would the open format allow the BubbleDome to tuck into a 10-foot
> wide by 5-foot deep booth area? The reason I ask is that I may get
> such a small booth at a special price as a participant in the
> “Emerging Artist” category at the ACRE trade show. I will know by next
> Monday if this is the case.

No, but you could set it up as a 1/2 of the dome rather then the 3/4 open arch form. Both of these configurations require some clip removal.
>
> Is the material fire retardant or can it be made so? Once you let me
> know, I will check with the Las Vegas Convention Center about the
> rules regarding such material, and particularly whether they would
> permit lights to be hung from the poles, given their proximity to the
> material.
>
The covering is FR yes.

> Finally, from which poles can lights be clamped, and how much weight
> can the poles bear? I will be purchasing fairly lightweight
> floodlights, probably low-voltage halogen and/or maybe LED lighting,
> and would like it to be clamped along the ceiling if possible.

You can hang lights on the inside at about 5 lb. pre clip (there is a clip on the inside of the dome at each pole crossing. The outside pole crossing can alternatively hold about 5 lb. Both the poles and the covering can melt if they get too hot.

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

 

 

Hi I was wondering if it is possible to print on your material and have you ever done it? I would like to put advertisments on the side of the yurts. Please forward the reply to my e-mail address go_flo47@hotmail.com thanking you in advance Florian Gaudreau

Yes. Be sure to test the ink, dye or paint to see which will hold best for you. You can also have banners printed which you then tie to the clips of the dome.

Sincerely,

Bob Gillis

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