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Old 04-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #11
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Okay, maybe start with the foil and add other layers as and when we need them. I've learned that often with things in life, starting and changing direction is better than just trying to get it all right at the start.

Rafter supports: are those thhe vertical sections running from the rafters directly to the ground inside the lattice wall? I've seen those about but never knew what they were for.
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:11 PM   #12
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Okay. I'll start with foil, plan to add the other

insulation

as needed, and see what happens afterwards. Thanks for the suggestions...
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #13
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The vertical supports (studs) are to support added weight to the roof and also add a little more rigidity to the structure. If you get any serious amounts of snow, you may want to consider it. I think it was suggested to you so you would have a place to anchor traditional

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I don't move my yurt - and I reinforced the walls and ceilings with 2" blue board. The R value went through the roof.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #15
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Hi we will be buying a yurt soon (6 meter) and been looking into insulation as our winter went down to about -20c this year, we have the same problem with being very wet and windy, has anyone given advise about winter quilts for beds? was looking into 16 tog and thinking of sowing them into shape? but worried about damp and water ingress?
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #16
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Any body know the import cost to the uk i am about to purchase two of the 24 foot yurt from

Pacific yurts

, is the 24 foot big enough to fit a bathroom and shower as well as sleep 2 adults 2/3 children?
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:47 PM   #17
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A typical American full bath- tub/shower, toilet, and vanity- is 5x9 or 45 sq.' That's just about 20% of your yurts sq.' Although partitioning a yurt is different, I'm thinking you'll fit that in there. I think you'll get your entire family in there just fine. Remember, Mongolian families of five and more fit into a yurt with about half the footage of yours. You'll make it work. Good luck.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:35 PM   #18
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Okay, so from inside to outside:

1: Cotton cover to look nice.
2: reflective silvery cover to reflect heat back into the Yurt.
3: felt or other material to trap ambient warmth.
4: "Damp Proof" (Plastic?) cover so the felt doesn't go mouldy.
5: Canvas outer cover.

This is getting complex. Can the reflective cover be between the felt and canvas to form the dampproofing?
Hey, how's your project going? I saw this and just wanted to add that a damp proof membrane such as Tyvek is something that allows

moisture

to travel outwards but not inwards, and not just plastic that prevents both. I small detail that can save you a lot of trouble.

While I'm here. Does anyone know if hemp mats might be a viable alternative to felt? I'm in a very cold and damp climate (Sweden). For me portability is an absolute must. I think I've heard of someone doing this in Germany. I've a hard time figuring it out in theory.

Finally, does anyone know of a supplier of felt on roll, the ones that many yurt manufacturers use?

Cheers.

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Old 07-03-2014, 03:27 PM   #19
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Has anyone used the bubble insulation that has foil on just one side? If so, how well does it work in temperatures around -20 to -30 C? We recently received our yurt package and the walls were reflective foil on one side only. Roof is foil both sides. Any comments please!
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It works good IF you keep your RADIANT heat on. Once the heat source goes off, the yurt will cool down quickly. It does nothing really for insulating forced air

heating

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