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Old 04-27-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default Platform/doorway/dripboard interface

Hi folks, this is my first time on the forum but looks like this is the place to come for help.
I've just finished the frame work for my

yurt platform

and should be fitting the boards in the next day or two. My area of concern at the moment though is how to finish the platform at the doorway.
As it's a round platform but the doorway is square do most people square off the platform at that point? Or is it better to just allow the platform to peak out from in front of the door? I'm just worried about rain pooling on the platform and making its way under the door.
Similarly, does the drip board end on either side of the doorway? It would obviously get tripped over if it didn't but it would be nice to see how others have done this in a neat way. Any photos and advice on how you might have approached this would be much appreciated.


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Old 04-27-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Platform/doorway/dripboard interface

The door that came with my yurt was designed for the curve. The metal threshold of the door is angled so water drips outwards.
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Normally the extruded metal threshold of an entry door on a house is sloped and directs water outward, away from the house. Water can't get into the house framing under the door because the threshold extends over the framing and sheathing. Water drips off the front lip and lands on the concrete stoop at the entry. The stoop has a slight slope like 1/4" per foot of run, to move water out away from the foundation. When I set exterior doors, I run several fat beads of adhesive on the subfloor that the threshold sits upon. Water and bugs can't get in under the door, and there is an airtight seal.

Now I didn't do that on my tard yurt. The bottom of the door jamb is in effect the threshold, and rain easily gets in under the frame. But, I don't live in the yurt. If I did be assured the water would not get in under the door frame.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:31 PM   #4
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It sounds like you didn't lower the exterior? Ideally you have a step down from the interior of the yurt to the deck outside. Do you?
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