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[#1] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 3:34:28 PM
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Is there a technical term for this design/style of roof? Geo Dome?:)

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[#2] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 3:37:59 PM
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Chrysler...
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[#3] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 3:50:10 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by mgbinspect

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Awesome. I actually laughed out loud.

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[#4] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 3:55:18 PM
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Ha HA, that was funny.
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[#5] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 3:58:37 PM
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Kinda sad, we're so subconsciously commercialized... definitely a roof line I wouldn't have... It's a hip roof style on steroids.
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[#6] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:02:47 PM
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I was fully anticipating a leak somewhere, nada. The upstairs bedroom(s) could be used as an IMAX theater.
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[#7] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:13:53 PM
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That's a "hip" roof, alright.

I wonder if it started life covered with cedar shakes? If it did, there was a long history of leaks, no doubt.

Somebody did an impressive job putting that roof on. The one thing I don't see is ventilation for the roof cavities. That design doesn't allow for venting. You'd have to install a vent in every panel.

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[#8] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:31:07 PM
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Kind of a geodesic dome with gables.
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[#9] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:38:31 PM
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It's the bastard child of a geodesic dome and a traveling barn salesman.
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[#10] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:40:34 PM
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.....it needs pressure washing.
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[#11] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 4:50:55 PM
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Those are the shapes that house satellite dishes. Must be a spy living in that house.
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[#12] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 5:08:02 PM
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The roof is a polyhedron, made up of pentagonal dipyramids, with cross-gambrels.

I didn't make that up.

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[#13] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 5:09:45 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Bill Kibbel

The roof is a polyhedron, made up of pentagonal dipyramids, with cross-gambrels.

I didn't make that up.


You should be ashamed of yourself for knowing that. No one is supposed to know that.

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[#14] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 5:41:18 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Bain

Quote: Originally posted by Bill Kibbel

The roof is a polyhedron, made up of pentagonal dipyramids, with cross-gambrels.

I didn't make that up.


You should be ashamed of yourself for knowing that. No one is supposed to know that.


I say, Good show, old chap... Yes... I believe that actually is some form of welcome symbol for the satanic...

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[#15] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 6:33:33 PM
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Holy crap Bill. And here I was gonna put Geodesicish as the style.
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[#16] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 7:52:04 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Bill Kibbel

The roof is a polyhedron, made up of pentagonal dipyramids, with cross-gambrels.

I didn't make that up.


Dodecahedron, to be more specific...with the cross gambrels...whatever that is.

I didn't make it up either.

Just playin' Bill.

You the man.

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[#17] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 8:29:32 PM
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[#18] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 8:48:07 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Marc

Dodecahedron, to be more specific...
A dodecahedron would be sphere-like, composed of 12 flat pentagonal faces. Remember the paperweight calendars?

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[#19] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 8:53:18 PM
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Holy crap Bill. And here I was gonna put Geodesicish as the style.
Geodesic-ish - I like that better for reporting. I was just showin' off.

It's pretty hard to put a geodesic-ish roof on that doesn't leak.

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[#20] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 10:25:49 PM
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I'm with Maxwell.....it needs pressure washing.


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[#21] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 10:41:41 PM
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I thought those roofs only appeared in Texas.
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[#22] Posted: 12/13/2010 - 10:43:38 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Bain

Quote: Originally posted by Bill Kibbel

The roof is a polyhedron, made up of pentagonal dipyramids, with cross-gambrels.

I didn't make that up.


You should be ashamed of yourself for knowing that. No one is supposed to know that.

Our Mr. Kibbel is multifaceted. Ooooh, wait a minute...

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[#23] Posted: 12/14/2010 - 05:20:28 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Bill Kibbel

Quote: Originally posted by Robert Jones

Holy crap Bill. And here I was gonna put Geodesicish as the style.
Geodesic-ish - I like that better for reporting. I was just showin' off.

It's pretty hard to put a geodesic-ish roof on that doesn't leak.


Are you sure you don't have these hanging on the rear view of the inspectormobile?

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[#24] Posted: 12/17/2010 - 07:26:27 AM
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That is one strange looking roof. Very odd...

And yes the roof needs a good cleaning...



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