A "FULLER" Explanation & What Now?
New Dome Building Technology

The EconOdome frame kit eliminates difficult construction processes.
The EconOdome building is easily enclosed, one level at a time,
as you climb down the EconOdome building frame.
This makes building with an EconOdome kit a fun process!
And, something any able bodied person can enjoy!

The EconOdome building frame has been modified
on the lower perimeter to have vertical surfaces.
These "vertical trapezoids" make it very easy to install
conventional doors and conventional windows.

Dimensioned drawings and precision-cut framing are supplied
by Faze Change Produx for all exterior doors, windows, and skylights.
We supply you with dimensioned drawings for windows, skylights,
and exterior doors, so, that you may order and have these items,
when you are ready to install them.
The EconOdome building has ten equal-in-length sides
to make building the foundation floor an easy matter.

In order to create an easy to build home,
the difficult jobs in the construction process need to be eliminated.
That is why the EconOdome kit components are small and lightweight.
Covering and sealing the surface from the top-down is much easier than trying
to put shingles on a roof surface when you have no place to stand while working.
Now you know why we call it the EconOdome.

FYI: Plywood is nailed on the entire exterior of nearly all homes in order to make the building rigid and stable.
Plywood or OSB, installed directly upon the framework, may used to help anchor the vertical walls to the foundation sill plate.
However, strudy triangles are formed when you join the struts (precison-cut boards) at their endpoints with screws.
The result is---plywood to brace the triangles on EconOdome building frame---is not necessary!
This is extremely important, as insulation sheeting can be installed directly over the sturdy framework.
And, ventilation between layers of sheathing can be installed outside a perfectly sealed insulation envelope.
So, then, the sheathing vents to the outside and the frame is vented to the inside with
a continuous insulation envelope between the vented frame and heavy duty vented exterior sheathing.
The heavy duty triple layer of vented sheathing will act as a debris shield during severe storms.

The triangles form interlocking arches,
more triangles are integrated into the framing of the riser walls, and criss-crossed metal straps and wires
hold the building secure in high winds, deep snows, and earthquakes.
You see, the EconOdome exterior is very similar to an egg shell,
and due to the stout, integrated, and, triangulated framing, plus, the metal connectors,
the dome building cannot crack, it is strong and resiliant in the most severe of natural disasters.

The EconOdome building frame is comprised of triangles formed with precision cut lumber,
and, held secure with metal screws, straps, and wires.
The EconOdome building may be clad on the exterior with UL approved DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
DensDeck Prime Roof Board is a non-combustable, fire safe roof cladding.
DensDeck Prime Roof Board is designed to bond tenaciously with many types of waterproofing systems
that are most most often used to waterproof expensive commercial buildings.
Due to this unique combination of materials and construction methods,
many proven waterproofing methods may be used to reliably seal the surface.
Most EconOdome frame kits are sealed using lapping TPO shingles that are
attached to the outside of the exterior triangle panels "at the factory".

another sealing alternative that you may wish to consider is called the "saturated seal".
This proven method of sealing basically involves painting-on an elastomeric sealer under and over seam tape
that is applied over all seams and all nail or screw penetrations.
This sealing method converts all seams (where panel edges meet) into virtually invisible sealed expansion joints.
Waterbase, non-toxic elastomerics bond tenaciously with the woven fiberglass matt surface on DensDeck Prime Roof Board.
The surface of the building can be covered and sealed while standing on the sturdy EconOdome framework.
You will be making an expanding umbrella that will keep your building materials dry during construction.
Recoating using paint rollers on poles, about once every ten years, is a weekend project for two people.
The exterior surface actually gets thicker and better with each additional layer of elastomeric paint.
Shingles do not need to be torn off and go to a landfill.

At-length phone consultation is always available during daylight hours in Illinois.
Call 217-728-2184 or email wil@econodome.com.
We want to ensure that your new dome home is designed as you want it.
We want to help you to build your home economically with local hired help.
The EconOdome kit is designed to be assembled and completed by anyone
that is capable of climbing a ladder, reading instructions (on plans),
and using a phone or emailing, when necessary.

We at Faze Change Produx have spent 35 years developing
the EconOdome frame kit and building methods that will help to make
your completed custom dome home easy to build, economical, and beautiful.
The EconOdome kit design begins with the end in mind.

First of all, we would like you to make the choice between
the "Basic" frame kit and the "T-Beam" frame kit based upon design appeal.

With the "Basic" EconOdome frame kit,
the interior dome ceiling is insulated and sheetrocked from the inside
after the building is enclosed.

If, you like the woodsey look
of precison cut wood trim on the interior, and also desire a well vented framework,
then order the EconOdome "T-Beam" frame kit with interior wood trim attached.
The interior ceiling of the "T-Beam" kit is an amazing work of art and craftsmanship.
The pre-cut wood trim that is part of the "T-Beam" frame kit creates
contrasting patterns that form interlocking arches spanning the dome ceiling.

Once you have decided on the type of EconOdome kit that you wish to have,
there is, of course, the decision of size.

Most people choose the 38.5 foot diameter dome home
as it can be made into a rather spacious 2-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home
with about 2,000 sq.ft. of living space.

A more compact 2-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with about 1,400 sq.ft. can be
built with our 30 foot diameter EconOdome frame kit.
We also manufacture 2 optimized smaller sizes and 3 optimized larger size 4V EconOdome kits.
Please see www.littledomes.com ,
if you wish to consider a little dome with just 40 triangles on the surface.

What Do I do Now?

You may start the design process by choosing your favorite floor plan layout.
Your favorite floor plan layout can then be revised exactly at you wish.
Return to homepage for details and to make secure payment.
OR... request additional sample floor plans
by sending an email to wil@econodome.com

If you have questions, please phone us at 1-217-728-2184,
or, send an email to wil@econodome.com .
Building a home is a "big deal."

Planning ensures that the outcome will be the best it can be.

Sincerely, Wil Fidroeff--Owner/Designer/Consultant--aka Dr. Dome

Prior to the advent of the internet (and websites) Faze Change Produx participated at
27 different trade shows across the USA.
The photos above show domes that were erected at two of those trade shows.

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