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I want to build a geodesic dome for meditating...

Im gonna have a 1mt radius dome,

according to calculations done in geodesic dome calculator this is what i need:

To build a 2V Dome with a radius of 1 meters requires: 35 Struts 0.62 meters each 30 Struts 0.55 meters each 26 Bolts, 26 Nuts, & 52 Washers Total of about 40 meters of Conduit

I will be using pvc pipe, with this kind of connector [a bigger pvc pipe]

enter image description here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw86uYBhqN4 [pvc pipe used as connector]

so the question is: how much should I take of the length of the struts if im gonna use for the connectors PVC of 15 mm [actual outside diameter 20mm]

Thanks!

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  • $\begingroup$ I recommend you build something with radius 20cm out of smaller, narrower materials, and see what happens. I think that is big enough that your hands will be able to fit inside while putting it together. $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy Sep 30 '13 at 2:30

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