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Josh-D. S. Davis

Xaminmo / Omnimax / Max Omni / Mad Scientist / Midnight Shadow / Radiation Master

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So, constructing a shelter would be expensive unless it's a cheapo prefab tent.

I've been trying to find bulk fluted/extruded plastic and aluminum, but the few places that have pricing are pretty expensive. GE has a plastic shop in Coppell, but their site is SO fancy that it doesn't work in IE or Mozilla engines. Western Extrusions is in Carrollton, on Sandy Lake. I used to drive by them all the time. It's aluminum only and no info on pricing online. Plus, aluminum = sharp edges = death, and cutting it would be difficult. I'd probably have to get a jig saw.

Making my own pipe dome would be a PITA, but out of aluminum, it would be pretty light. But then, I'd have to steal a parachute. :)

AND, despite what anyone in "the industry" says, "corrugated" is NOT a noun and is insufficient in detail to adequately describe a product.

It's corrugated cardboard, or corrugated fibreboard, or corrugated kraft paper, or whatever.

Corrugated is an adjective.

You can have corrugated plastic too.

Corrugation is a way of creating a fluted sheet by having a sinusoidal sheet sandwiched between two flat sheets.

But, I'm tired of talking about this sheet.


http://www.usplastic.com
http://www.professionalplastics.com
http://www.westernextrusions.com
http://www.professionalplastics.com
Plastiweb Modern Plastics
PlastiDip for safety on the fort ends.


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what sort of shelter are you wanting to build? Storm shelter, a "fallout" shelter like in Robert Heinlein books, what?

Neither storm nor fallout shelters would be made of extruded plastic or corrugated aluminum. *thbbt*

I'm thinking some sort of portable structure for Burning Man.

Oooooh why are you trying to build a dome?

Well, I was contemplating different structure types that might be portable inside a minivan to a desert location. *grin*

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