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Old 01-16-2015, 07:22 PM   #241
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Thanks Bob. I'll see how it goes once we fully insulate and and cover the walls. The added board may be the way to go, as I foresee some troubles tucking the cover into the frame slot. I built the frame planning to do so, but things change...
We patched the upper row of attaching straps stitching today. Wanted to finish the lower patches as well, but before we could untuck the roof cover (had to lift it and tuck it up to get to the upper straps, then we wanted to get the adhesive couple hours to set without moving the tarp and thus warping it) the temperature started falling to freeze again and we had to stop it, as the adhesive should not be used in freeze. It may remain cold in the following days, perhaps weeks. If so, we plan to use gorilla tape for temporary patches on the lower stitching and do proper patches later, when the weather warms up. The lower stitching can be reached simply with ladder, no need to move the roof tarp.
So, if things go well, we may actually insulate the roof tomorrow!
Also, the door has the outer side painted and dry. I left the inner side with base paint only, as I'll likely be adding some other wooden parts to it and would need to sand the paint off anyway. Hope to post pics of the door tomorrow.
Here's a picture from today's patching.

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Old 01-17-2015, 07:51 AM   #242
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Bummer, snowing and raining today, both at once. Not a good time to lift the roof and play with

insulation

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Good news is that the door fits perfectly:
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #243
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Your steps remind me of mine. I STILL have a set of temporary steps to my yurt. I am going to fix that this Spring. I will say this though, I am glad I waited. We have carried so much stuff in and out of that yurt in the last couple of years that would have really put a beating on a nice set of stairs. Wood stove, furniture, etc.. Keep that in mind before you finish yours.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:16 AM   #244
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I have some thick boards left aside for a while already, those will make some nice steps. So far there were much more urgent things to make on the yurt.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:43 AM   #245
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All you out there reading this thread, that is how a Mongolian yurt door should look. Good job knecht.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:49 AM   #246
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Looking at the door design, I see lots of 'thirds' going on in there. That's a big reason it looks good. I use 'thirds' all the time when I do built ins. It's universally accepted that classical beauty is based on the golden ratio. 1.62:1 or three by five. Thirds got it pretty much covered for explanatory purposes.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #247
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Glad you like it. I'm quite happy with the door myself. Need to think about the overall final situation before I make the hinges and lock. Mainly need to know if I'll be adding the side boards to go over the insulation/cover edges. I think I'll have to use these, so I need to make sure it will allow the door to work.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:29 PM   #248
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The temperatures are finally slowly increasing, so we might be able to glue the remaining patches and finish this thing.
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I was wondering what happened to you.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:00 PM   #250
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I'm fine, but it's just couple days since the yurt roof had no snow on it anymore. It's still around freezing, but it's slowly getting warmer.
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