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#326 GrassyPond

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:10 PM

Thanks for the response Jeff. How high is your base ring from the floor? High high is your first floor "ceiling"? I guess that I am trying to figure the whole step thing.
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Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:56 PM

Joe --

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.)

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 07:26 PM

Thanks Jeff
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.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:52 AM

WOW. Just wow. A truly impressive and inspiring trip you led us through.

Thanks for the read, Jeff

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:18 PM

Thanks Allan.

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.

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