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Old 06-04-2021, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hello! I bought a used 30' yurt with 2x4 rafters. I need 2x6 rafters for where I live so I'm going to fabricate new rafters. Does anyone have a template for where the crotches and pins go on a 2x6 rafter? Are the pins the same for 2x4 and 2x6 rafters? For the

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ring, it is currently made of 2 layers of 2x6's. I was planning on putting on a third layer so that the width would be correct for a 2x6. Does this sound right?
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What brand yurt did you buy?
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Old 06-04-2021, 01:43 PM   #3
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I would contact them, I am sure they would give you the details. It is different for every yurt brand:

https://fortressyurts.com/
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I have contacted them repeatedly, with no luck. I was hoping that someone in the community here might be able to provide some insight.
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That doesn't surprise me. It took a bit but now I remember those people. Here is a thread in case you were wondering:

https://www.yurtforum.com/forums/yur...-plea-369.html

They have had a rough history of not being the best at customer support. I have no ideas for you other than to perhaps try a local contractor?

The problem is, each yurt is designed differently.

Maybe try to contact them to PURCHASE a single rafter? At least then you could clone it..
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Old 06-04-2021, 04:10 PM   #7
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Do you happen to live in New England by chance? I know someone who might be able to help you on site if you do.
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I do. Please send me the contact info.
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:58 PM   #9
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A yurt ring made of 3 layers of 2x lumber is 4.5" in thickness. A 2x6 rafter installed on the typical ~25 degree angle of a yurt roof has a plumb cut of about 5.75". Rafters and joists abutting a beam are attached with a joist or rafter anchor. I have seen those used on yurts. Cheap and bombproof install. Rafters are fixed and can not move up down or laterally.
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I notice the pin and the crotch are dead center at either end of the 2x4 rafter. I am planning on putting them in the same place of new 2x6 rafter unless anyone suggests otherwise!
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