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New lapping TPO shingled roof in process on this older Illinois dome home.
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*FAZE CHANGE PRODUX*
Creators of ten-sided EconOdome Home Kits (TM)
Precision Double Compound Miter Cut
Dome    Home    Building    Kits
Where Custom is Standard!

From the Air--Left to Right--Kit Shop Building,
Our 48' dia. dome home, Our prairie

We are located in central Illinois, near the center of the USA.
1331 County Road 1470E, Sullivan, IL 61951

CLICK TEXT BELOW TO SEE:
1,2,3 & 4 Bedroom 2-Story 30 ft. diameter
dome home floor plans, pics, & more info.
Build with 30 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 frame kit costing $6,750.
Or, build with 2x4 on 2x4 T-Beam frame kit costing $10,200.


30ft. dia. dome home built 330 miles north of the Arctic Circle
CLICK PIC ABOVE FOR MORE INFO ON THIS EXTREME DOME HOME.

geodesic dome
A partially assembled 38.5 ft. dia. Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit. Click pic to see more.

EconOdome

ECONOMY-FUNCTION-BEAUTY

A comprehensively designed geodesic dome frame kit

Evolving Dome Home Kits for Building Round Dome Homes since 1982.
Sturdy and aerodynamic EconOdome kit built structures are
Earthquake, Storm and Hurricane Safer Round Homes.
Precision Cut Kit Round Homes have Ten Equal Sides.
Ten-Equal-Sided Foundation and Floor is Easier to Build.
The EconOdome frame Kit includes custom vertical framing at perimeter
for Conventional Doors and Windows at no extra charge.

Custom framing for all exterior doors, windows, and skylights
is included at no extra charge.
Extensions for doors and windows are not needed with this design.
The ten-sided perimeter can accomodate many interior floorplans.
Floorplans have many 90 degree corners for furniture and appliances.
The exterior may be reliably waterproofed
using lapping 60 mil thermoplastic (TPO).
Large triangular rubbery shingles are attached
to the exterior panels at the factory.
This remarkable inovation
keeps building materials...DRY...
and the interior of your home...DRY...
during and after construction.
Pre-cut insulated and ventilated exterior triangle panels are an option.
Pre-cut triangular TPO shingles may also be ordered as an option.
Insulation installed outside the the building framework is very effective.
Ventilation improves energy efficiency and inhibits mold growth.
The exterior is covered like an expanding umbrella
from top to bottom, so you have a place to stand while working.
This minimizes the need for ladders & scaffolding after the frame is assembled.
Work can be done while standing on the sturdy assembled EconOdome frame kit.
EconOdome Kits, Plans, & Methods help you to build an awesome dome home.

Roam Home to a Dome


Partially Assembled 38.5' Dia. T-Beam Frame Kit
Above 2x6 Riser Wall with Braced Corner Posts


Tom and a friend are completing the assembly.


Dome home built in Santa Fe, New Mexico

4-Bedroom 3-Story
Dome Home Plan Set
May build with 38.5' dia.
EconOdome 2x4 Basic
frame kit costing $8,250.
Or, EconOdome all 2x4 T-Beam
frame kit costing $13,600.


38.5' dia. 2-Story Dome Home
with 30'dia. garage + loft


Faze Change Produx 2-Story
48'dia. w/ 3,000 sq.ft.

38.5'dia./2000sq.ft.
Bermed 2-Story
Built in California

........Any Questions?...........
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T-Beam Inside Close-Up Photo & Wil at Home in Dome


38.5'dia. T-Beam frame kit
Built with local help in NM

 


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To Order Our New Digital
EconOdome Home Kits Planning & Building DVD
with many printable floor plans and plan sets
See info below to order securely.

Custom Floor Plans...for any size dome cost $75.
Custom Plan Sets...cost one dollar per square foot.

EconOdome Home Kits Planning & Building DVD Includes:
Construction Guide & Materials List,
Floorplans, Design Ideas, & Photos,
Plus Many printable floor plans and complete plan sets.

Cost of the EconOdome Home Kits DVD Manual
with many printable floor plans and plan sets
$30.00 + $5.75 Priority U.S.P.S. Shipping (TOTAL = $35.75).

Additional $3.38 state sales tax charge added for Illinois residents only.

From Inside USA
cost of EconOdome Home Kits DVD
with lots of printable sample floor plans
and printable plan sets +shipping is $35.75.
Documents will be sent via Priority US mail.
To purchase documents with PayPal account or credit card
via secure PayPal website, push "buy now" button at right.

Dome Size? # of Bedrooms? ect

Dome Size? # of Bedrooms, ect

From outside USA
cost of EconOdome Home Kits DVD
+ Global Shipping is $45.55 USA dollars.
Documents will be sent Global Priority.
To order with PayPal account or credit card
via secure PayPay website, push "buy now" button at left.

If you wish to order with a check or money order, send payment to:
Faze Change Produx, 1331 CR 1470E, Sullivan IL 61951 USA

CUSTOM PLANS

We have many floorplans in stock.
We will provide you with a "FREE" stock floorplan,
if, you send us an e-mail describing your ten-sided dream home.
Your description, of size and desired features,
will allow us to choose a floorplan to send to you
that matches your description as closely as possible.

If you wish to order a custom floor plan
for your new ten-sided dream home,
the cost, including five revisions, is $75usa.
A floor plan is the internal layout only.
A custom floor plan is needed before a
complete detailed custom plan set can be drawn.
This cost ($75usa) will later be deducted from the
cost of a complete 20+ page construction plan set.
Revisions of floor plans are handled by e-mail.
To order a custom floor plan internal layout,
Push "Buy Now" below these words.



A complete custom plan set will cost
one US dollar per square foot ($1,800 minimum).
The minimum complete plan set charge is $1,800.
If you have settled upon a particular floor plan and
wish to proceed with having a custom plan set drawn,
a $900 deposit is required to begin the drawing process.
To make a secure $900 plan set deposit or plan set final payment,
please push the "BUY NOW" button below these words.
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WATERPROOFING OPTIONS

There are many ways that the exterior can be waterproofed.
Besides embeding scrims into painted on elastomeric sealers,
the exterior surface of the dome can be waterproofed
with conventional shingles or with large lapping TPO shingles.

This TPO shingle has been tenaciously bonded to the exterior panel
with contact adhesive to enable you to seal your dome roof quickly.
The TPO shingles extend 3" beyond the edge of the triangle panel and
create a 6" total lap when installed on the dome roof.
A couple of clothes pins hold the TPO back while attaching the panels
6" screws are inserted into precisely pre-drilled holes in the panels.
After the triangle panels are attached and the
laps are arranged to shed rainwater
then the overlaps are fused with a digital heat gun & small silicone roller.

The digitally operated Wagner heat gun costs $40 at Home Depot.
Or, you can purchase a professional Leister heat gun for about $500.
Either type of heat gun will maintain the constant
850 degree F. temperature needed to properly heat weld TPO.
The heavy duty 2 inch wide silicone roller (shown above)
really helps to ensure that all laps will hold tight in high winds.
After the panels are attached the overlapped seams are sealed
by sliding the heat gun nozzle between the laps
while moving the roller back and forth behind the nozzle.
Doing this securely joins the materials so your molecularly bonded
lapping TPO shingles will not blow off and will keep your home dry.

ECONODOME KITS
DESIGN IMPROVEMENT
FACTORY ATTACHED TPO SHINGLES


These triangle panels are easily attached
to the exterior of the EconODome frame
with self-tapping 6" screws that have
a low profile head. There are pre-drilled
holes at the perimeter of the triangle
panels for the heavy duty 6" screws.

OSB spacers are used to form
a ventilation space
under both the siding and roofing.
A full surface ventilation cavity
is created that extends from the
lower perimeter of the ten sided building
to the top of the dome roof where the rising
warm and moist air is allowed to escape.
The intake for the ventilation space
is located at the lower perimeter of the building,
just behind the bottom edge of the siding.
vent system detail
SV3, a product made by coravent.com
is attached behind the bottom edge of the siding.
SV3 keeps the bugs out of the vent space.
The "drying air" space behind both the siding
and the roofing virtually eliminates the
possibility of mold and allows your dome home to be
more easily repaired following a violent storm.

We call our "Produx"
"EconOdome Kits" for a reason.
We include design inovations because we can,
so you can have an awesome dome home
that you can build yourself
with precision cut EconOdome Kits
manufactured by Faze Change Produx.


Another design inovation by Faze Change Produx
is a new type of EconOdome frame kit
that is called, the "Loft Ledge" frame kit.
The "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit
includes ten pre-fabbed 2x6 riser walls
and ten pre-fabbed 2x6 vertical trapezoids
Also included are 2x4 pre-cut struts and blocking components
that are used to complete the top of the EconOdome frame kit.

The lowest two levels of the building are made with 2x6 lumber,
and, the top of the dome is made with 2x4 lumber.
All the precison cut framing is flush at the exterior surface,
So a "Level Loft Ledge" is created on the interior of the dome
because 2x6 lumber is thicker than 2x4 lumber.
This two inch wide "Level Loft Ledge" can be used to
support the second story loft level.
This inovative feature allows you to more
easily construct a loft level within a dome.
A "T-Beam Loft Ledge" frame kit costs 50% more
than a "Basic Loft Ledge" frame kit.


See drawing at left of "Loft Ledge Frame Kit"


This southwest style dome home in New Mexico includes a large sunroom between the house and garage.
This home also features custom interior woodwork and three floor levels above the walk-out basement level.
Eric and Buena Kaylor lived in the camper while their home was under construction.


Click Here for unedited dome home building story by Steve Butterworth.
This dome home was built in New Mexico and is clad entirely with fire safe DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
One inch thick R-6.5 insulation board was glued to the back side of the DensDeck sheeting prior to installation.
The exterior was then sealed using a proven commercial roof sealing method called "the saturated seal".
This sealing method and other methods are most often used to
waterproof large and expensive commercial buildings such as hotels and office buildings.
Commercial waterproofing systems undergo rigorous independent testing.
Many commercial waterproofing sysems work well on EconOdome buildings.
And commercial waterproofing sysems allow for the installation of
rigid insulation sheeting on the exterior of the building.
This feature helps to make a dome home built with EconOdome kits both
more energy efficient and also more storm tolerant.

We at Faze Change Produx can help with the drawing of custom plans
that are drawn exactly as you wish, and, a company we often work with,
Precision Structural Engineering, on the web at www.structure1.com
can help you with the often required professional engineering approval.
Precision Structural Engineering is licensed to approve plans
nearly everywhere in the USA and also elsewhere in the world.
If you wish to discuss design options for a project you are considering,
contact Wil at 217-728-2184 or Toll Free at 888-DOME-LUV
Or, send an email to wil@econodome.com



This 38.5' dia. 2-Story Dome Home is being
built with a 2x6 Basic EconOdome frame kit.


The cupola on top helps with natural ventilation.
The sunroom will help with passive solar heating.

Want a spacious dome home for about $40,000.
How can this be done? With EconOdome kits and your labor.
One of the huge cost savings elements is an easy to build
radiantly heated concrete floor that rests on a raised
and retained bed of gravel. We call this the "MesaBase" floor and foundation.
Click Here & scroll to see MesaBase info.
The Basic 2x4 EconOdome frame kit used to build this home costs $8,250.
If you wish, you may build this home instead with the
labor-saving "all 2x4" T-Beam EconOdome frame kit costing $13,600.
To create two complete floor levels inside you need a riser wall kit.
The five feet high 2x4 riser wall frame kit costs $1,750.
All other materials may be purchased locally.
Optionally, you may wish to order: pre-cut insulated triangles.
This 38.5' diameter dome will have 2,000 sf on two floor levels.
Cost to completely enclose & weather proof is about $20,000.
Cost to complete the interior is about another $20,000.

Click Here to download and view video of dome raising party.


See Inside This Dome Home Video
A gas water heater and an aquarium pump are used to heat the floor.
Riser walls + window & door frames are put together at the factory.
The building was framed up to ten feet high in just one hour.
The rest of the boards (struts) were put up one at a time.
It started raining in the afternoon so three people
finished putting the dome framework together the next morning.
Triangle panels made of rigid insulation and DensDeck cover the dome.
Screws with large washers are used to install the triangle panels.
The seams and washers are covered with cloth saturated with resins.
More waterproofing is applied to the surface with paint rollers.
When the waterproofing is thick enough the dome home will not leak.
We have found that embedding a scrim (strong and flexible mesh cloth)
within the painted on waterproofing really helps to ensure
that the painted on elastomeric waterproofing is waterproof.


A large 38.5' diameter greenhouse/arboretum stays warm inside year around
by transfering heat from the top of the dome to the earth under the dome.


This 30ft.dia. biodome built in Colorado has polycarbonate on the south side.
Insulated and ventilated triangle panels with TPO roofing are on the north side.
A multipurpose loft may be suspended inside with chains that are attached to the ceiling of the EconOdome framework via "eye" bolts positioned at the nodes.

What the people say about building with EconOdome kits.

A "Fuller" Explanation & What Now?
The EconOdome home design begins with the end in mind.

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