Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Some details...

I haven't had time to keep posting much, but based on the questions I've gotten on earlier posts, I'm posting some additional photos.

I've had a lot of fun with these - mostly for winter camping.

1/2" frame, interior

1/2" frame, exterior

1/2" frame, disassembled

1/2" frame disassembled

3/4 frame, exterior

3/4" frame, interior

3/4" frame, interior

3/4" frame, disassembled

3/4" frame, disassembled


  1. Hi:

    A few questions. Hope you don't mind.

    What are the dimensions on your 3/4" conduit model?

    How do you make the connectors? Could we see close-ups of some of the different connectors used on this model?

    And I'm confused about the vertical side pieces. It appears that there is no horizontal pieces at the bottom of the walls. What keeps them straight? And there is no diagonal framing. Not needed? But what holds it plumb? Are the vertical pieces set into the ground?

    And .... the center star piece for connecting the roof beams: How is that constructed?

    -- Do you think it would be possible to do a 3/4" conduit (or 1" conduit) model with the dimensions of the steel stud model?

    Are you selling kits now?

    I'm in northern New Mexico and would be interested in purchasing connectors for a 3/4" model made to the dimensions of the steel strut model -- if that is feasible. And if I can afford it.

    Also, the roof ring and base ring -- what are you using for those? I bought some high-test airplaine cable for that purpose. Do you think that will work?

    (I started buying parts in 2011 and trying to design a conduit model, based off the Hexayurt, except I wanted to do 12 sides or 16 sides. But not being a builder nor an engineer, I've kept running into incredible puzzles that stymie me again and again. Am back to the project this late summer/fall. Looks like you've solved problems I've encountered.)

    Hope to hear from you.


    Thanks so much.

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