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Has anyone built a geodome greenhouse that was not a kit? I have an abundance of 4-5' lumber left over from my house build. I'd like to build a geodome greenhouse but I have been having a hard time finding a good hub connector that it's not going to cost me $6k in connectors to build it.  It seems as if the geodome people all want to sell you a kit and if they do sell the connectors they are massively overpriced. Any ideas?
 
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Hey Dustin, here is a guy who build his own hubs out of PVC.

 
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I'm looking for non-plastic components so they will not degrade in the sun.
 
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Dustin Hollis wrote:I'm looking for non-plastic components so they will not degrade in the sun.



He said pvc but the video is actually galvanized.
 
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Ah yes, I saw this one while I have been looking. Alas, no welding tools or experience. Still looking for Metal hubs I can buy.
 
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Some ideas here....

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I saw this. The problem is, the only one of these listings that actually lists prices for connector hubs want around $6000 for a kit of connectors for a 30' dome! I'll keep looking.
The other dome companies I've talked to want you to buy a kit. They won't sell you the hub connectors. I don't want a kit...I have all the wood and foam and stuff already.
 
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I have seen the hubs in the past, but haven't looked recently. 

I will look again.  I have seen them made using scrap disk blades.

I have also seen it done with miter joints and plumbers tape for hurricane ties.
 
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Came across this website a while ago on connectors for a 3v dome

http://geo-dome.co.uk/article.asp?uname=hub_making
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http://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson-Strong-Tie-Z-MAX-16-Gauge-Galvanized-Gazebo-Tie-GT6Z/204842307?cm_mmc=Shopping%7CTHD%7CG%7C0%7CG-BASE-PLA-AllProducts%7C&gclid=COub2b6XjtMCFRC4wAodfhAMNg&gclsrc=aw.ds
 
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https://www.strombergschickens.com/category/Starplate-Dome-Kit
 
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