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Old 07-05-2020, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hello,

Im planning a yurt that will use wool felt

insulation

, and am very concerned about mice nesting it in. In addition to sealing the bottom of the cover to the platform with a ratchet strap, I am considering wrapping the entire yurt in a layer of stainless steel rodent mesh, above the felt, below the house wrap and outer cover (breathable Sunbrella). Something like this:



Because the steel mesh would be cold much of the year, would this significantly worsen condensation by causing water to condense below the house wrap? It seems like placing the mesh above would abrade/perforate the wrap.

The yurt will either be in northeast Washington or northern California.

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Old 07-06-2020, 08:30 AM   #2
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I don't think it will cause any significant condensation issues if it isn't broadly exposed to air. If it is between the wrap and the canvas, my feeling is it wouldn't cause any issues.
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I wouldn't worry about condensation.

Regarding mice, mice can get through a hole the diameter of a dime. Mice are great climbers. They gnaw their way through anything they can sink their teeth into. Believe me, if they want in they will figure out a way to gnaw their way in.

We live in a field in the country. The exterior of our home is stucco, and they can't chew through that. Nor can they climb the stucco and hang upside down trying to to chew through the soffit/fascia, or they would have done it. I built the house tight with mice and bugs in mind. There is no exposed wood to gnaw through at ground level.

So how do they get in the garage? They chew through the rubber gasket on the bottom of the garage door to gain access. No mice in the house. Mice in the garage, and they nest in the garage refrigerator compresser every year. They nest in the air cleaner boxes of our vehicles. They chew up the air filter for nesting material. Mice suck. I hate to say it but a cat is the solution to mice in the house.
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Old 07-06-2020, 10:21 PM   #4
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Okay, thanks for the feedback. Mesh + cat is the plan then
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Mesh + cat is the plan then
In this young thread you can find some POV's & alternate recommendations:

https://www.yurtforum.com/forums/yur...ests-1603.html
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:10 PM   #6
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go for it and keep us posted on what happens
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