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Old 05-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #31
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My thinking is, if you try to over-insulate with the idea that you are going to offer a windbreak, or somehow recover body heat, what you will also accomplish is retaining massive amounts of

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Especially so if you are cooking, and boiling water for hot drinks.

No offense or disrespect intended for ijenn opting out of fire in their yurt at this time. But the comment about 'no fire'- I gotta tell ya that's given me pause to consider this: We are living in some strange times, that fire risk, risk of lawsuits, risk of loss of yurt, or whatever, has taken precidence over the obvious advantage of hearth and home, especially in the dead of winter.

IMO fire is absolutely the heart and soul of the trad yurt, and always has been. Even well heeled Americans camping in their trailers, campers and motor homes all have fire within their mobile shelters. It may be called a heater, and has a thermostat, but most assuredly a fire it is that yields the warmth.


Again, no disrespect intended this is merely an observation.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:03 AM   #33
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Absolutely on all in the last two posts, if its for group use then require each group to have someone in charge of the fire(s). Maybe rethink the whole yurt concept. Its for me, but a wood stove is integral to my plans, as is a propane burner on a stove. Not planning for a stove is to me inviting disaster as some group ultimately is going to have a fire heater, not allowed for in your plans. Murphys Law is still in effect and alive and well.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:38 PM   #34
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just reading this as i am deciding on my

insulation

. i think i am going to go for 24 mm of wool carpet felt in tyvek bags. not sure what sort of tyvek yet. as regards the question of fires in yurts and liability how about using hot rocks? simple safe and easy.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:38 PM   #35
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I have decided there will be

insulation

in my yurt before next summer. It has been in the upper 90's with the heat index of 102. Given the yurt is not completely sealed up, yet it is WELL over 100 in the Yurt even with the 6K unit going full steam. Makes for long days working inside. If you can keep ahead of the sun hitting the yurt you do OK, but the second the sun is directly overhead it is a losing battle. I have gone up and touched the inner insulation and it is not hot like the roof is but very very warm. You can tell it is doing its job but it can only do so much. I will likely go for a 3.5" think insulation of some sort and stick it in between the supports finished off with a fake wall of sorts. I think the investment will pay off with electricity bills between May through September here in Savannah. What to do for the roof though I am undecided. That is the biggest culprit though.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:51 AM   #36
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Re to simple heat, over hot rocks, the simplest that I know of is an EdenPure electric heater, it doesnt get simpler then that. Used in pair with a good cast iron wood stove that you can also cook on is the best of all combos to me.

I have compared I think all the insulations out there available here in the USA and I really think felt rug backing and Tyvek are the best, that is what I will use. Wool felt is what is used in Mongolia with 8 mos of winter that has 3 mos at least every year of -25F solid with it going to -40 to -50 in Jan, with wind.
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