Sunday, September 14, 2008

Setting The Base

With help from Sam and his loader we set the 14 ft base on it's concrete footer. This Beast of a machine was the only way to handle the 3800 lb metal tube. The dome will rest on the top with a warm room attached to the side at the upper level.

Doorway To The Stars

I used this shutter design to insure a good seal. We live in an area with intense seasonal winds and the dust that comes with it. I believe a system like this will give the best protection against the elements .

Domes First Daylight

The shutter is now mounted along with several coats of paint. With help from my nephew Harley , we moved the dome from the shop to within a few feet of it's final destination .