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Old 08-13-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Pacific Yurt platform recommendation

We're putting up a 20' Pacific Yurt in the western mountains of Maine. It will be a bunkhouse, 150 feet from our log cabin.

The carpenter I hired, assumed that he'd be building a 16-inch on center platform. Then I looked at one of the Pacific Yurt recommended ways that had a 2x6 finished floor over approx. 4' on center 4x6or8 beams. See attached diagram.

I like the simplicity and low cost of the Pacific yurt plan. But will this floor be too bouncy?

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:59 AM   #2
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As 'Tigger' would say, "Trouncy bouncy flouncy pouncy fun fun fun fun fun!" lol As noted on the plan, 4' is a standard span for 2x6 T&G flooring lumber in post and beam houses. I have worked on a handful of post and beam houses over the decades that had that exact 2x6 T&G decking over 4' center beams, and don't remember it being lively floor. Unlike todays osb over code minimum I joists in tract housing. Tigger floors. Boing! Boing! Boing! lol

Me personally I'd screw the decking into the framing. I definitely wouldn't gun nail it. Good luck.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pacific Yurt platform recommendation

With it being a bunk house I do not see any need to go closer than 4 feet with 2x6 flooring.

Another way is get engineered floor joist. That is what my yurt sits on with 3/4 subfloor.

I agree with Bob. Screw it, do not nail it. (That doesn't sound right)
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