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Old 09-04-2017, 12:47 PM   #41
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Jafo,

I have been admiring your 24. We are going to get the 30 Pacfic Yurt and looked at the footing detail.(WOW)
I was wondering if you deviated at all from the footing detail on your 24?

We build a lot of garages and basement footing. I think the footing detail is well engineered almost over engineered.

We are in Maine and they are going to want us to have 3-4 foot footing which will cost a good bit of $$. I was thinking of pouring less concrete and span a little wider with 2x10 or 2x 12 or even 6x6 timbers to cut the cost and labor of the concrete and hole digging. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:56 PM   #42
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BTW, my yurt is a 30'.

Keep in mind that much of the weight on the yurt is transferred to the platform. I did not deviate from the plans.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:13 PM   #43
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Sorry, no offense, I have been cranking through a bunch of posts and buggered it up.

Rodger on the footing layout.

We tossed around the idea of concrete pad it may be cheaper in the end.

Thanks Again Sir
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:07 PM   #44
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No ruffled feathers here. Just buzzing through, answering a bunch of posts.

I would also say that you should keep in mind the eventual weight this platform may hold. Consider all the furnishings, woods stoves (mine weighs almost 800 pounds), range, sink, etc.. You really want a good solid foundation.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:53 PM   #45
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If the site is flat enough, I'd go with a concrete pad. Fast to build, affordable, bombproof, no upkeep. If you have electric and plumbing, you need to get that based first. If you gaet burned out on yurt down the road, you have a garage slab.

There's no way I'd opt for the expense of a heated slab for radiant under any yurt. You need a boiler for that, a manifold, lots of piping etc, all that in a yurt isn't money well spent. In a house, it certainly is.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:05 PM   #46
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Once again, I have to say, regardless of how great they are, keep in mind a yurt is a tent, not a house. Not even kinda slightly close to a house. A solid wall 'yurt' with panelized framed walls, siding, an engineered roof system, no cloth anywhere, and full on fiberglass batts in the ceiling wall and floor, well that isn't a yurt in the traditional sense. It's a hybrid, a round house. A round house is gonna be more expensive to build then the same footage in a square building. Fewer tradesmen will have any interest in making your place their hobby house to work on for kicks and low pay. Just saying. Good luck.
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