1991 - Volume #15, Issue #4, Page #24[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Build Yourself a Better Hog Barn
Here are key features that set the Noble Dome apart:
Precast concrete arches: They're set 8 ft. apart and can span widths of 26 to 34 ft. A polyvinyl plastic covering makes up the building's outer shell.
Natural air ventilation: An inflatable "bladder" (12 in. wide) running along the center roof ridge works in conjunction with inflatable side curtains. Air flow through these top and side openings is thermostatically controlled to provide the desired in-side temperature ù without the use of electically-operated fans.
"Our natural air ventilation system lets Mother Nature do the work, allowing us to reduce utility and maintenance costs to the bare minimum," explains Tom Noble, designer-manufacturer. "We use very little lumber or steel so there's very little to rot or rust. We're confident our new dome buildings will last at least 50 years."
The Noble Dome can be adapted to existing pits or platforms from 26 to 34 ft. wide.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tom Noble, The Noble Dome, Livestock Confinement and Equipment, Rt. 1 Box 185, Chapin, Ill. 62628 (ph 217 472-7781).
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