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Old 04-26-2022, 07:55 PM   #1
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I am putting up a 30 Nomad Yurt this summer. I am wanting to do a slab with radiant heat. Anyone out there have any experience with slabs for yurt platforms?

I really dont want to have to re-invent the wheel, so anyone with experience, I would love to hear about your process, problems, fixes, etc.

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Radiant heat is VERY expensive. You need engineering for radiant heat. The expense is justified in a house. In a yurt? Hmmmm...
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I will go the traditional route(platform), but incorporate propane heater as primary heat source.
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I would love to have radiant heat in the yurt as it would save a LOT of space I think. It is expensive though.
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Radiant is $$$$. Good luck.
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Old 04-27-2022, 11:34 AM   #6
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I found a 120 gallon solar water

heating

system that will do the radiant and domestic for about 7k with shipping. So it should pay for itself over time.

But, will it work ok, or will it be a problem from an engineering standpoint?
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Beats me. Good luck though.
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Old 04-27-2022, 03:03 PM   #8
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I will let the forum know if I go with a slab. With all the cost, the platform is really the right option.
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Old 04-28-2022, 06:40 AM   #9
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Let me chime in...my house is100% radiant and I did it all myself!

Ai have infloor under tile in my kitchen and Myson wall mount rads along the walls. Powered by a Heatmaster G200 outdoor boiler. Would change little if anything if I had to do it all over again.

There is a textbook you can buy if you want to understand the numbers but depending on where you are, it is super easy to attach PEX tubing onto WWM for your concrete slab. Also depending on your BTU needs, the concrete alone will likely not provide enough heat output hence the need for some wall rads. They are 12" high and would sit nicely around a yurt.

The beauty of an outdoor boiler is that you fill it 2x per day and it justbgoes. Draws very little energy if you are off grid and you would need a couple circulation pumps.
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Old 04-28-2022, 06:45 AM   #10
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If you want to go with a gas fired heat source you can buy inline propane or ng water heaters to heat the water for radiant from Homelessdepot. Self installable as well except the gas line connection. You could put the inline heater is a small outbuilding, doghouse size, so there are no CO, CO2, exhaust issues. Before I bought my G200 I ran an inline propane heater and it worked well that type of setup is common in other parts of the world but not so much in north america. Inline heaters are super efficient. But I need the exercise of cutting wood, plus it is free heat for me aside from gas to harvest and split.
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