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Old 05-26-2014, 07:38 AM   #31
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What issue are you having posting pictures? Sorry, I was away all weekend.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:08 AM   #32
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I had to reboot my computer to load photos. So here they are.

This part was quick and easy.
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Got the height of the wall within 1/2" and only took a few minutes.
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Just held the ring up while three friends inserted the first rafters.
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Cooled down quick with shade.
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All Done.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #33
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Looking good!
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:52 PM   #34
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Yup, looking good.
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Old 07-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #35
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I have been swamped with work, family, and of course building the yurt. Been at it all by myself since it went up so it has been slow going.

That being said the electrician is coming by tomorrow and the HVAC technician on Saturday. The following weekend I plan to install the plumbing and then it will be small details until we move in. My original goal was 6 months which would be around August first, so not to bad considering construction plans and life never go to plan. Here is to hoping we make it in by mid August. Just in time for the heat to peak!!!! IF the AC can get us through this period we know we will be good to go.

Just a few pictures. I managed to install all of the bamboo flooring, get the interior walls up, installed doors for the first time (tricky), painted all of the cabinets, made a counter top, finally built stairs, cleaned up all of the trash from the previous tenant, mocked up the AC units, and placed all of the appliances in. Whew.

Ohh and the batteries were a batch of 5 pallets there were throwing away at work. Supposedly they were all bad. The deep cells I'm having a very hard time bringing back to life but 12 of the 15 starting batteries were almost perfect. Plan to use them on an emergency back up power system or just for fun. I wish I would have grabbed all of them now.

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Old 07-17-2014, 09:55 PM   #36
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Just a few more. We decided to go with composting toilets so I don't have to worry about septic. Found a couple on ebay for about 1/4 the price of new ones. We will see how plumbing goes but I will be using PEX for almost everything. Also thinking about using LED lighting exclusively and running it off of the 12V battery system and one 100W Solar panel. Pretty impressive what they have out there these days.

I have restored a few cars in my days but never really built anything that wasn't made out of steel before. Been a fun project for sure.

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Old 07-18-2014, 06:39 AM   #37
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Looking really good. Love that bamboo floor! I assume you are planning on wiring the batteries together in series? What voltage are you looking to go to?
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Old 07-19-2014, 05:05 AM   #38
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I planned on leaving the Voltage at 12V. Mainly because most of the LED lighting systems are 12V. Then I would run a small inverter in case the power ever went out. That would keep our fridge and our lights on at least. Who knows maybe even run our heat pump water heater if the sun was out, as it only pulls 3 amps when running.

Electricity and HVAC should be done today if all goes well. Here is to hoping.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:13 AM   #39
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I run everything at my yurt at 12v. It usually isn't an issue until you get to using larger appliances like washers, air conditioners, etc..
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:43 PM   #40
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Well I gave our 30 day notice last week and time is slipping away from me fast. Electrical is 95% done and plumbing is ongoing. Still have more work than I know what to do with but here is to hoping. Some how have to pack up this house and move as well. Should be fun.

By the way on 98 degree days with the sun on the yurt 24K is NOT quite enough. Maybe once I get the last few holes covered up and a bit more

insulation

we will be ok. Thank goodness summer is only another month and then I will have a year to figure out what I want to do.
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