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Old 02-18-2015, 07:42 PM   #251
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We have a bunch of snow here, like maybe 4-5 feet. It will be -18F here tonight. I am REALLY glad I am not building anything outside at the moment lol!
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:51 AM   #252
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I'd like to see the entire intermountain west get a few feet of snow before May. As bad as the Rockies are, the Sierras are abysmal. I've lived here in CO since 1962. We don't get the snow like we did when I was a kid.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:21 PM   #253
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The weather around here has been a pain in the well you know. I Work out side a good bit and when i do get inside i still can not do my job because the dang water meters are freezing up big time. I am so ready for spring.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:59 PM   #254
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I really don't care to deal with cold and snow anymore either Marshall. But, the west is totally dependent on snowpack since we get very little rain. In an average year here in the Springs we used to get 15" of

moisture

TOTAL. That isn't much.

Winter here has definitely changed in the last three decades. It's really alot more like Phoenix here now. Heck we had temps in the 70s in January. Incredible. We don't have an ocean to desalinate either.
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Old 03-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #255
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Good news, the weather is getting warm finally. So we've patched the bad stitching, dealt with some minor details and started working on the roof again.

Insulation

should consist of carpets as the inner layer (plus couple wool blankets to fill the gaps) and hemp-fiber

insulation

as outer layer beneath the roof. Walls will have somewhat different layering.
As usual, we've used wooden paletts to substitute whatever we don't have at the moment...this time we've built a scaffold of them.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:12 PM   #256
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We continued working on the roof insulation today. Placed the carpets and then the outer layer of hemp fiber. The openings between carpets will yet be filled with wool blankets on the inside and the area around the crown will have space blankets, for fire safety reasons.




Outer layering


Good news is, the roof cover still fits over all this, which I was somewhat worried about.
Tomorrow we plan to place the blankets and straighten the carpets, as they got a little warped when the hemp was laid.
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I would be careful with sparks. I have to think that stuff is rather flammable yeah?
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:42 PM   #258
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It surely does burn, though it's somehow impregnated to improve its fire resistence. The hemp won't really be "naked" anywhere in the end. On the outer side the roof cover goes over it, which should be highly fire resistant, on the inner side it will be hidden behind the carpets and blankets.
Also, our stove will have spark catcher installed on the pipe.
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Okay, good. I had no luck with a spark arrester myself and took it off. It clogs up over time.

Do keep a fire extinguisher around though, please! I have two in my yurt. One next to my bed, and the other next to the gas range.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:48 PM   #260
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Heh, I declined the 'geotextile felt' that was offered with my yurt for that very reason--the synthetic material it was made from would melt and add fuel to any fire. Wool, on the other hand, will smolder a little but quenches flame. I don't much like the idea of my living space, heated by fire, being insulated with something that burns well...

Knecht, are the rugs 100% wool? I hope you got them cheap! I like the look inside. Some places also sell wool carpet underlayment. I think most carpet (or rug) underlayment is jute/hessian/burlap or synthetic though. Was the hemp insulation spendy?
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