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Re: DOMES, UNDERGROUND SHELTERS, etc. New Topic for
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 01:10:30 AM »
https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/diy-dome-homes-made-aircrete-affordable-ecofriendly-option.html

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

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« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 01:23:17 AM »
Treehugger:

"DomeGaia's AirCrete homes, which are the brainchild of Hajjar Gibran (who happens to be the great-nephew of the poet Kahlil Gibran), are made with a foamy mixture of cement and air bubbles, which create a lightweight and low-cost building block that is fireproof, waterproof, and serves to insulate the building. According to its creator, AirCrete offers a number of desirable attributes for use as a building material for single-storey residences, especially for the owner-builder, among them the ability to cut construction costs "by a factor of 10" when compared with conventional construction.

"It is waterproof, fireproof, and insect proof. It offers good thermal and acoustic insulation. It will not rot, warp, or corrode. Unlike concrete which is hard, heavy, cold and difficult to work with, AirCrete is easy to work with. It dries overnight and can be cut, carved, drilled and shaped with wood-working tools. It accepts nails and screws and is easily repaired. It had good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape." - DomeGaia
The key to AirCrete is in the foaming agent, which works to suspend tiny air bubbles in the cement mixture, and a small piece of equipment, a continuous foam generator, which disperses a mix of the foaming agent (which can be as simple as an all-natural "high foaming" dish detergent) into the cement mixture to be mixed together. DomeGaia sells a readymade foam generator unit, the Little Dragon, and has plans and parts for building your own, as well as selling a Foam-Injection AirCrete mixer...
http://www.domegaia.com/gallery.html

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Re: DOMES, UNDERGROUND SHELTERS, etc. New Topic for
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 06:05:07 AM »
Barb, I looked through the photo gallery on your link, and these are adorable, like Hobbit homes.  I wonder if the building material is also impact-proof, being so lightweight?

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Re: DOMES, UNDERGROUND SHELTERS, etc. New Topic for
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 09:51:35 AM »
'scuse it, re posting this...

Barb, I looked through the photo gallery on your link, and these are adorable, like Hobbit homes.  I wonder if the building material is also impact-proof, being so lightweight?

RR that is a good question, one I am not sure I can answer. My subjective answer is yes...
The domeGaia domes got a good review from that writer, link posted in Topic.
They are described as fireproof, waterproof, etc.
If by impact, you mean impact from tornadoes and hurricanes... The geodesic dome structure holds up to hurricanes...
As with any structure extra reinforcement would need to be put in from the inside, doors and windows, when tshtf.

There's not much that would withstand a fragment of an actual big asteroid.
It seems to me these domes should withstand various onslaughts of hot rocks, small meteorites. When it looks like it's about to hit the fan a person could berm some earth over at least a portion of their dome, that gives more protection from heat etc.

On the DomeGaia site they state reinforcement can be added to the mixture, whether that be fiber or steel.


Treehugger article: Derek Markham (@derekmarkham)
Design / Tiny Houses
October 6, 2017
"It had good compressive strength to make excellent foundations, subfloors, building blocks, poured walls, domes or whatever. It can be molded or formed into practically any shape."

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« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 12:27:23 PM »
If you manage to survive a limited cataclysm in such a structure, that means that just about only you and FEMA [the Federal Agency for Emergency Management...] are around after TSHTF. In other words, you will be one of the few survivors to contend with a well-armed and provisioned totalitarian military out to assert total control and subjugate all survivors...
The limited cataclysm option is dark indeed, for it involves a military which are the only ones with operating electrical systems, years-worth of resources and the power to enforce anything they wish on whatever survivors there are.

I have researched the benefits of domes (almost a decade ago) and know of their great benefits and advantages; however, they will not survive the onslaught of a megagale hurling entire trees through the air at the speed of sound.
I say: keep domes in mind, for they are nature's strongest structures. At the same time, though, the kind of forces that carved out the Grand Canyon cannot be held at bay by even the smartest tactics...
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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2017, 11:32:17 AM »
Hello domers,

I would like to communicate with someone who has already built their dome between 2 hills/backfilled like Marshall suggested in Faith Based Guide.
I have questions about:
ventilation
water/sewer
access to surface
access to adjoining underground domes

Thank you very much,
Starbuck

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Re: DOMES, UNDERGROUND SHELTERS, etc. New Topic for
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2017, 09:57:22 PM »
Hello domers,

I would like to communicate with someone who has already built their dome between 2 hills/backfilled like Marshall suggested in Faith Based Guide.
I have questions about:
ventilation
water/sewer
access to surface
access to adjoining underground domes

Thank you very much,
Starbuck

Hi Starbuck - and welcome to the Planet X Town Hall!
I will do my best to post some concrete - pun intended- info for you.
Over the years I have posted ideas, links but time to refresh all that.
I am not a construction expert...
I do feel it is wise to reinforce with glass fiber resin and have more than one mode of reinforcement...

In the past I suggested a "T" type reinforcement be added inside, built inside the van, bus, cabin, dome or whatever. A reinforced T, the middle point being the T. For domes I had also suggested putting parachute cloth, set into the cement and allowed to drape down a bit. If something shakes loose, the particles will be trapped by the parachute cloth, rather than falling on peoples' heads.

If it is a large dome, I suggest an additional triple arch, like were constructed by monks, under the ceilings of the Cappadocia caves. There are posts about Cappadocia, but my main old topic seems to be missing.

Flexible materials probably best for ventilation and sewer pipes, etc.
I have seen ventilation as part of a dome company's ads, personally will have to search and try to figure which dome ideas and companies actually the best.
I will be back,
Couldn't find all those images, the Cappadocia triple arches so here is an image showing the triple arch concept...
Triple arches provides a lot of strength... Ancient Christians build the triple arches to help hold up the ceilings.
 Literally, a whole city was build on top of the arches and they held.
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Re: DOMES, UNDERGROUND SHELTERS, etc. New Topic for
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2017, 03:14:57 PM »
During the Pole Shift/PX Transit there will be HUGE surface lighting storms caused by the disappearance of the Earth’s magnetic field. A small Dome near the surface just won’t provide any real protection at all from such intense “electrical effects”.

During the “Three Days of Darkness” you really want to be underground somewhere (a cave maybe). Socrates has talked about this a number of times in various threads..

After the worst of the “initial wave” of the Pole Shift has past such a surface dome could offer some protection from small objects in the Planet-X debris field ..

Marshall has described what is required here for a “adequate” underground shelter  in several of the video interviews on his website ..


Ed Dames – Exposing Planet X, 8/27/2016 – PX is Real and Inbound!

http://yowusa.com/2016/08/ed-dames-exposing-planet-x/

Ed Dames seen pointing at Picture of Nibiru passing Earth.
Catastrophic Cosmic Lightning Storms, possibly causing the Killshot.

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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2017, 03:25:16 PM »
In this interview Marshall discusses the type of Dome construction techniques are required to offer some actual protection:

Rapid Construction Survival Communities — Monolithic Domes Inventor, David B. South
Marshall Masters | September 27, 2015

http://yowusa.com/2015/09/monolithic-domes/

If you do not already have a sophisticated bunker stocked with all kinds of goodies, what do you build with the time available and to what purpose? That’s the whole point of this strategic planning interview with Monolithic Dome co-inventor and CEO, David B. South, which also includes a comparison between for-profit and not-for-profit survival strategies.

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