New Docs for 22′

22′ Growing Dome Owner Documents

Congratulations on your purchase of a Growing Dome! We are here to help you through the process of building your dome. There are many resources that we have to offer, so we have broken it down into steps to make it easy to follow.

Installation Manual Document Structure

The document names are structured to help keep track of where you are in the construction process. The document name, for example, “1-W2 – Site Preparation”, tells you that the document belongs to step one, contains Written Instructions, and is the second Written Instructions document found in step one. The following letters within the document name define the contents:

  • M = Materials List
  • W = Written Instructions
  • A = Additional Information
  • D = Diagrams
  • P = Plans.

Every page has the document name listed in the footer (the bottom, right side of each page).

Navigation

When viewing the Dome Owner Documents online, you will use the Table of Steps found on this page (see below)

The Table of Steps will help you navigate through the manual. Each step is a clickable link that will bring you to a page with the instructions, diagrams, videos, and material lists for completing that step. Each page will have previous step, next step, and back to the Table of Steps links so you can move from step to step with ease. After completing Step 11, you can separate the balance of steps into “inside the dome” steps and “outside the dome” steps. If you have several laborers, this will allow you to divide your crew into groups of two or more, so two or more steps are getting accomplished simultaneously. Steps 1 & 2 need to be completed before you move on to step 3.

→ Each step of the process will have its own page.

→ On each page you will see a picture of the current stage of the dome build.

→ On each page you will see Videos, Diagrams, and Written Instructions for each step. Some will have a materials list and additional information available.

→ Installation instructions for upgrades are not included in the table of steps; see the Upgrades section at the bottom of this page.

Announcements

We are still in process of updating our instructional videos. They are currently being revised, so written instructions take priority.

Stamped, engineered drawings are nested under step 2a., 2b., or 2c. Step 2a. contains the Gravel Ring Foundation Plans, step 2b. contains the Concrete Piers Foundation Plans, and step 2c. contains the ICF Foundation plans. See the table of steps section below and click on the appropriate link to view the plans.

*If you prefer to print the manual, you may view all of the documents in a list by clicking here.

TABLE OF STEPS

  1. Selecting & Preparing Your Site
  2. Foundation Preparation
  3. Foundation Wall Construction
  4. Dome Structure Assembly
  5. Anchoring the Growing Dome
  6. Vent Installation Stage 1
  7. Snowshed Doorway Stage 1
  8. Foundation Wall Trim Strips
  9. Reflectix & Glazing Triangles
  10. Vent Installation Stage 2
  11. Snowshed Doorway Stage 2
  12. Bottom Caps at Foundation Wall
  13. Taping the Seams
  14. Foundation Wall Insulation
  15. Foundation Wall Liner
  16. Drip Edge Flashing
  17. Rodent Protection Option
  18. Above Ground Pond Stage 1
  19. Above Ground Pond Stage 2
  20. Shade Cloth Installation
  21. Perimeter Skirt Insulation Option
  22. Bed Design Options
  23. Undersoil Ventilation System & Solar Panel(s)

UPGRADES

Below are the written instructions and videos for the available dome upgrades.

12v Solar Cooling Fan

Written Instructions – Endless Breeze Fan (Kit Manufactured Before August 1, 2021): 12v Solar Cooling Fan

Written Instructions – Amtrak Solar Fan (Kit Manufactured After August 1, 2021): 12v Solar Cooling Fan

Written Instructions: Thermostat Wiring Overview

Video – White Endless Breeze Fan: Solar Cooling Fan Installation

Video – Black Amtrak Solar Fan: Solar Cooling Fan Installation

Video: Fan Shutter Installation

Video: Solar Panel Installation

115v Cooling Fan

Written Instructions: J&D Electric Cooling Fan

Written Instructions: CANARM Electric Cooling Fan

12v Solar Water Feature

Written Instructions: Solar Water Feature for Oval Pond (Kit Manufactured Before January 1, 2021)

Written Instructions: Solar Water Feature for Oval Pond (Kit Manufactured After January 1, 2021)

Video: Solar Water Feature Installation Oval Pond

Video: Solar Panel Installation

Misting System

Video: Misting System Installation

RESOURCES

We offer several resources for our customers to help you begin planting and harvesting. View our resources by clicking on this link. Our blog contains a wealth of knowledge in many categories. View our blog by clicking this link. Our exclusive Growing Dome Owners Facebook Group is a great resource and so is our Growing Dome Enthusiasts Facebook Group. Please join the conversations by first submitting your request. We approve requests each business day.