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Old 07-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #21
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Yes, the yurt is insulated with the reflective

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package. I can't comment on its effectiveness yet because we just got the yurt installed this past Spring. I think you might be surprised how much those four batteries can handle, especially out there where you get all that sun. We ran our shop-vac for about 20 minutes and it barely put a dent into our storage with just the two batteries. If you are living out there full time though, it is a good idea to have the generator backup.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #22
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Hey Blondie, welcome to the forums!

Your project sounds fantastic. What a beautiful part of the country to enjoy an off grid yurt! It would be a great resource to the many other people who have similar dreams if you would start a new discussion with all the details and photos as you progress. As you know there is some information online but stories and photos from projects like yours will inspire many others to go for it! I can wait to see it go up!
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #23
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Hi Andy,

Yes, it is breath-takingly beautiful!!! I have planned three double paned sliding glass doors to be built into the wall toward the Zion's Mountains. They are metalic tined and will facing north. I picked up a set of glass french doors for a song to use as the front door. I just need to get a back door....

The soil is mostly sand and with alittle compost it should be FAB!

The climate is very mild and rarely gets below freezing and the frost line is 5 inches! But it does rarely snow. I have planned a foil reflective layer on top of two layers of one inch bubble wrap. I will need to use a reflective paint on the roof to preserve the

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Old 07-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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I purchased the canvas at Rochfords for about $1600 and about $400 in lumber. I picked up the inner lining of the walls off Craigs list for $125. lol I have a 1500 gallon water tank waiting to go to the property.

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #25
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What size rafters are you using? 2x4 or 2x6?
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #26
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Hi,

2x6. They are heavy suckers to move around.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #27
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2x6. They are heavy suckers to move around.

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That is what we have up on ours. When we upgraded to the snow kit, they went from a 2X4 to 2X6.

Hope to see some pics when you get time.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #28
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Hi, I tried to post to this forum, but don't yet have a url for them. I got one photo of the property on facebook but you have to click on the phrase to open it. The property is 400 odd miles away from here...so it will take a while to get everything down there.

I had thought about a snow kit but the weather does not really call for it. I was recommended that I use 51 beams for heavy weather or 30 for very mild weather. I chose 45 because replacing beams in a storm could be pain. I would rather be safe than sorry. In this configuration it should be able to take an 80 mile an hour wind.


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Old 07-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #29
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When you click the "Post Reply" button, that looks like this:



You should see a button when you scroll down called Manage Attachments. From there you can add photos.

Or, if you have a URL to a photo, you can click the button in the editor for URLS that looks like this:



Hope that helps.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #30
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Thank you!
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