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Old 12-13-2014, 11:23 AM   #201
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I still haven't insulated my yurt. What was it you are using on yours?
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:00 PM   #202
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Hemp fiber

insulation

. Kind of like hemp felt.
Also real felt and carpets on the inside.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:29 PM   #203
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The metal quarter only needs the pipe hole cut. Bought the pipes today. Looks like the shape of my tono will really ask for very little bend in the covering material. Standby for some pics of a finished

dome

...hopefully in a day or two.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:45 PM   #204
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My

insulation

arrived!
Now I have no excuse anymore and need to finish all the details and build this thing.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:40 AM   #205
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Finishing the ring. Meanwhile, here's couple pics from yesterday's and today's progress.

Making template for the stovepipe hole shape. Guess it can be calculated somehow, but in my case, the tape technology was much faster


Metal shield cut and attached. I got these large sheets of thin steel very cheaply in my favourite off-sale hardware. No idea what were they ment for, they are painted white on one side and grey on the other. Too bad they are just a little smaller than I needed, so I had to make it from two parts. At least it made cutting the pipe hole easier. I used solid copper rivets for strong, non-corroding connection.


The shield was sprayed black and one of the transparent panels attached. I put a bead of silicone between the layers. Mind my homemade washers under the nails
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:57 PM   #206
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Totally cool. Nicely done knecht.

I gotta tell you I'm really looking forward to is seeing a photo of you two relaxing by the woodstove inside the new yurt. If there's one thing I love in the winter it is sitting by a wood fire when it is below freezing outside.

The public is fortunate to have this site, and in particular, this thread about building a yurt from scratch. Good job all around.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #207
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Glad you like it. I have all four sections covered now, just need to make a top cap to go over the upper edges of the covering panels. Pics will follow tomorrow, when it's all done.
Really looking forward to have the yurt complete as well!

I have to say, my plans on covering the

dome

have changed every now and then and I was just modifying the whole idea on the fly...which is why I now have the ugly white silicone there, which will - hopefully - keep the rain out, but if I knew what I'm gonna end up with before, I would have bought some transparent type. I would also buy much thinner polycarbonate. This one (10mm) did bend easily over the dome, but the last panel had to go over two of these thick layers and was really hard to make it lay "nicely" around the edges. Just something to remember in case I built another one.

I'll be glad if other yurt fans find their way here and learn from my mistakes. I've found much help on this site and this is the least I can do to repay.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:44 AM   #208
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I read a book entitled 'Flight' by Chris Craft, pre NASA engineer, and later the launch director for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs. Not any old knuckledragger becomes a US launch director. In his book he states that they too made it up as they went along. No joke.
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:39 AM   #209
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With all the UFO jokes I hear about the ring, this thing may fly as well

Just finished forging the top cap, now waiting for the paint to set. Then I can attach it and finally have the ring complete!
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:38 PM   #210
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Allright, here it is, all done. Just a quick indoors photo, will take some better tomorrow. Sorry for the low quality. Guess I should also clean my camera lens

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