Another pier design to critique
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:10 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:56 PM
Ceiling height is 80"; floor thickness is 8"; bottom of base ring is 28" above floor (116" from ground).
At my height (6'1"), I don't think I want to lower the ceiling by more than 2". So I'd probably raise the wall height by around 6", giving me a 8" higher wall above the floor. (Any more than that and I think you'd need something taller than a small 3-step ladder to open/close the shutter. If you're mechanizing the shutter, then I might go another 2" to 4" higher.)
Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:26 PM
My dome is mechanized. My current plan is to use a 36" wall to support the base ring. I am tempted to go to a 42" wall. I am planning to have my ceilings at 84" to give plenty of head room. I plan to use the lower floor as my warm room/controll room. I am worried about the heat rising fro the lower floor and creating a moisture problem similar to your moisture problem at the beginning although a cold night here is 32 degrees. I am planning a 16" concrete filled chimney linner to 6" inches below the to deck where I will mount a PierTech pier...
Thanks for your help! This thread has been great to help in my planning.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:52 AM
Thanks for the read, Jeff
Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:18 PM
I've actually got another small update to post (hooks on pier for handbox and thermostat for electric pants/socks), but I keep forgetting to take pictures.