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Old 01-15-2014, 09:16 PM   #21
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Don't forget to post some pics of your project. It is fun to look back at it when you are all done.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:06 PM   #22
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Ryan, I knew zilch about my used wood stove, or the stove pipe necessary for a safe installation, when I set up my stove last summer. I knew the roof ring and cover were combustibles, and the combustibles chart on the side of my stove gave minimum clearances that I didn't have up at the roof ring. In fact they were about half the minimum.

After checking with a few local and online businesses, I went with a 'rated', high grade, single wall pipe, that I made into a double wall pipe about three feet above the wood stove, by adding a second 8" pipe surrounding the 6". I've felt around and checked the temp up there with the stove running wide open, and it is safe with double wall pipe. Single wall would be out of the question. WAY too hot!

I gotta tell you that considering just how hot the single wall pipe gets the first few feet above my stove (before doubled), and the heat POURING off that pipe, and the red glow, the pics of Mongolians that seemingly have a single wall pipe poking up through the roof blows my mind.

I'm guessing you've seen the same 'google- images' pics of single pipe poking up out of Mongolian yurts as I have? FORGET IT! Use a double wall pipe, at minimum. Make CERTAIN you use a 'rated' stove ppie and NO OTHER! And, run it AT LEAST two feet above the roof ring, and install a spark arrestor to boot. Mine extends up almost three feet. Raellym, tghere's no poiny in messing around to sayve a few bucks. On this one detail- FORGET what it looks like the Monglians do.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #23
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Sounds good! I was planning on exiting the stove pipe through a wall, but now I am thinking through the roof ring. I would hate to cut a hole in my cover then decide I want the stove elsewhere. I also would want to remove the stove in the spring/summer for extra space (I did the same, but opposite, with my ac in NYC). Any adverse affects to this? I purchased a clear roof

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, but I don't have to use it right now.

My platform is framed. My khana are finished (still need to assemble them). My rafters are nearly finished. I would like to get my floor down on Sunday. Im getting there. I attached a few photos.

Ohh, another question. Will I be able to use a circular saw to cut the platform to size? I have read of people doing such with plywood, but Im using 2x lumber.

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #24
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The guys who did my platform used a circular saw. Looks like your project is coming right along!
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #25
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Ohh, another question. Will I be able to use a circular saw to cut the platform to size? I have read of people doing such with plywood, but Im using 2x lumber.

Thanks!
Not saying it won't work......but your arc is a lot tighter than Jafo's and you are cutting thru 2x8 before they fall away.
Nice drilling jig.

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #26
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Good job on the platform frame. Cut those 2x deck boards. If you bog down with a full depth cut, simply reset the blade depth for a scoring pass about a half inch. Then make another pass over the first one to about and inch, and then cut all the way through. I cut WAY tighter then 12' d. many times, no problem. Yeah the cut edge is a bit ragged but big deal.

Nothing wrong with a stove set to the side and a side exit, especially with a 12' yurt. With a center stove, you got 6'. That means with your cot jambed up against the lattice you'll be able to reach out and tend the stove.

My yurt's 16'. I pull mine towards the stove when I first fire it, and scoot it back to the wall when the stove is crankin.

I routed the edges of my lattice and rafters with a roundover bit. Just pound down a couple energy drinks and go for it. lol
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:37 PM   #27
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Cool. I can follow up the cut with some sanding.

Im still undecided on my stove. I wish it was warmer and I would have time to live in the yurt for a bit to decide on the placement of the stove. Though I am now thinking a center stove would inhibit my movement in the yurt since it is smaller.

Unfortunately, I don't have a router, but I did sand down the upper edges of the rafter after the photo. I also sanded the edges of my khana rip boards before I ripped them. I don't think I will sand my finished khana though, I ripped with a finishing blade so they aren't too bad. My arm is shot from all the sanding and the thought of sanding how ever many khana I have is not a pleasant one. Maybe Ill go for it though.

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Old 01-17-2014, 09:41 PM   #28
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I am going to concur with Bob on the placement of the stove. It is one thing to have it in the middle of a large yurt, but in a small one, it really cuts your space.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:09 AM   #29
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A belt sander loaded with 50 grit is the way to go on the edge of the 2x decking. If you don't have one, maybe you have a generous friend? Frankly the edge of my deck I could care less about. Nobody will ever bump into it or touch it.

However, the lattice and rafters do get handled, as the yurt gets set up and torn down. That's why I routed mine. In fact I sanded all my lattice and rafters as well as round over the edges. That's a bit overboard, but I wouldn't like it if others got a nasty pine/fir sliver whilst helping me set up or take down my yurt.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:16 AM   #30
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I have a 33' yurt. that will be my permanant residence . I'm in process of running power from meter on pole to the yurt. Anyone have suggestions on guage of wire I should use? the run is 50' and I plan on having dryer stove and hot water heater hooked up. I realize that different counties have different codes, but between us screw county! I plan on a 200 amp panel.
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