When it comes to making a purchasing decision, Pacific Domes’ clients will ask the question, what’s the difference between a 16-ft. (*aka the Nomad Dome) and a 16-ft. Tall (*aka Dome Home)? Let’s take a closer look at some of the contrasting features for both of these prefab dome home sizes by making a side-by-side comparison.
Both dome home kit sizes are portable and cover the same 200-square-foot area. The distinguishing feature is that a 16-ft. Nomad Dome kit has a ceiling height of 8.5-ft. and comes with a zippered-door flap, while the 16-ft.T Dome Home has a ceiling height of 11’ 9” to allow for a pre-hung door opening. The added height for a 16-ft.T dome is achieved by adding an extra row of frame struts to the base of the dome.
Both the Nomad Dome and 16-ft. Dome Home are 2-frequency (2v). Read about ‘Frequencies Explained’ in Pacific Domes Knowledge Base of Customer Support Topics.
| 16-ft. Hemisphere/5m Dome Specifications|
*aka the 2v Nomad Dome
| 16-ft.Tall/ 5m Dome Specifications|
*aka the 2v 16-ft.T Dome Home
|Ceiling height: 8ft. 6in.||Ceiling height: 11ft. 9in.|
|Approx. dome weight: 450 lbs.||Approx. dome weight: 630 lbs.|
|Frame package: 60″ x 18″ x 18″||Frame package: 72″ x 20″ x 18″|
|Cover package: 36″ x 32″ x 25″||Cover package: 40″ x 40″ x 30″|
|Removeable Bay window:||Removeable Bay window|
|Assembly time: 2-6 hours with crew of 2 or 4||Assembly time: 4-8 hours with crew of 2 to 4|
|Package Includes||Package Includes|
|Frame: 1.3″ galvanized steel||Frame: 1.3″ galvanized steel|
|Cover: White Sunshield Vinyl with removable bay window||Cover: White Sunshield Vinyl with removable bay window|
|Doors: 1 zipper door||Doors: Pre-hung door opening |
Pre-hung Door Installation Instructions
|Ventilation: 1-ventilation roll-up with zipper||Ventilation: 2-ventilation roll-ups with zippers|
|Windows: 4-round removable windows||Windows: 6-round removable windows|
|Anchoring: 3/8″ Shelter anchors||Anchoring: 3/8″ Shelter anchors|
|Instructions: Dome care & assembly manual||Instructions: Dome care & assembly manual|
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We hope this comparison between the 16-ft. Nomad Dome and the 16-ft.T Dome Home helps you along your purchasing journey.
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