Ekodome assembly instructions and required tools
Ekodomes are DIY geodesic dome kits that offer a fun and rewarding building experience for those who enjoy hands-on projects. Each kit comes with an easy-to-follow instruction manual and clearly labeled parts to make assembly a breeze. The framework is built from the ground up, with the panels added from the top down. Throughout the entire building process, our team is available to answer any questions you may have. We also offer installation services for specific projects, so if you'd like to learn more about how we can assist you, please don't hesitate to contact us.
The time needed to install an Ekodome can vary depending on factors like the size of the frame, the number of people involved, and their level of experience. Smaller domes can typically be assembled in as little as half a day, while larger ones may take a day or more. When it comes to dismantling, it only requires a quarter of the time it took to install the dome. So, you can easily take it down in a fraction of the time it took to put it up.
The assembly process for our domes is designed to be user-friendly and accessible, making it possible for anyone, regardless of their prior building experience, to successfully assemble the structure. Each kit is thoughtfully prepared with detailed instructions included, guiding you through every step of the assembly process. With these instructions, you'll have a clear understanding of how to put together your dome.
When it comes to the tools needed for assembly, you'll find that you won't require an extensive collection. In fact, a cordless screwdriver with a torque selection option and appropriately-sized allen keys are the primary tools needed for installation. These tools are commonly found in most households, making it convenient for you to get started on your project right away.
However, it's important to note that you will need a ladder or lift to reach the higher parts of the dome during the assembly process. Depending on the size of the dome you choose, different ladder sizes and additional equipment may be necessary. For the Luna 16ft dome, a 6' A-frame ladder is sufficient, providing you with the necessary height to assemble the structure. If you opt for the Terra 22ft or Stellar 30ft domes, a 12' A-frame ladder, along with scaffolding, may be required to ensure safe and efficient assembly. For the larger Cosmos 29ft dome, we recommend using an 18' A-frame ladder and scaffolding to reach the higher sections.
For those who choose domes featuring glass panels, it is highly recommended to use glass vacuum suction cups. These tools will facilitate the safe lifting and positioning of the glass panels onto the triangular beds on the domes. By utilizing glass vacuum suction cups, you can ensure that the installation process is carried out smoothly and without any risk of damage to the glass panels.
In summary, the assembly process for our domes is designed to be straightforward and achievable, even for those without prior building experience. With detailed instructions and a minimal set of tools, you can confidently embark on assembling your dome. Just remember to have the appropriate ladder or lift, depending on the dome size, and consider using glass vacuum suction cups for the installation of glass panels.