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Old 11-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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I finally have pics as promised months ago. My wife kindly loaded these pics of my 16' home made yurt. The yurt sits on a low platform framed of standard deck materials, on concrete pads. This is a test, if the first two show up, then we'll post the others.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Okay, it worked, here are the others. Robo
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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HA! I had her load these on the wrong thread! lol I'm a rufus.

Deets: The door is five panel Mongolian style. Half lap construction.

The platform is standard 2X deck construction. I anchored the wall lattice 1.5" inside the platform perimeter with short lengths of 3/4" strap steel, bent to 90 degrees, drilled to accept the lattice through bolts, and screwed to the deck. Very solid.

I made the double wall pipe since $300 for stovepipe was totally out of the question.

Roof canvas loops are attached to 1/8th cable running through ten concrete anchors surrounding the perimeter of the platform. The roof canvas is also anchored with old climbing rope to five of the perimeter anchors.

The rafter ring tonoo is cable anchored down to a concrete pier located under the platform. The cable runs aside the stovepipe.

I got $620 in the deck and probably $800 in construction and covering materials. About two weeks labor to build, including deck.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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For plans, google: how to build a mongolian yurt clan yama kaminari

To see additional pics of a 16' yurt very similar to mine, google: rotten luck guild yurt, and click on pics.

Note: If you are considering building this type of yurt, do 'NOT' use crap MDF 1X for rafters like the dude did on rotten luck guild yurt. Use wood 1x3s. Just trust me on this.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #5
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More deets.

The wall covering is made from 9x12, 12 oz Home Depot drop cloths, cut in half to make two 9x6, hemmed and attachment loops added every 17" around the top to hang on the wall lattice crosses.

The roof canvas was made from a 20x24, 17oz double fill water treated canvas tarp. I cut and modified it to fit the conic shape roof, flat felled the seams, and added perimeter loops.

All the wall, roof, and toono was made from standard construction materials ripped to size, etc. The wall is bolted on 12" centers, with 1.5" 1/4-20 bolts and nyloc nuts. No washers they rattle like crazy unless snugged down tight. But then you can't unfold the khana.

Full construction deets are in that 'mongolian yurt build' site on google.

Ok, now I'm done.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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Thanks Jafo.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:00 PM   #7
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Looks great. Been waiting for someone to post their experience with this design and here we are. Dig the door. I've been planning on giving this design a try myself sometime next spring/summer with some mods. This should inspire a few folks with limited resources to give it a shot. Thanks for the pics!!
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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Great job Bob well thought out design. you can see picturesof mine in the picture section on this site.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #9
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Marshall, where is the picture section?
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