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Old 06-09-2015, 07:46 PM   #11
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A lot of people use a stand to hole up the hub (think old fashioned stand along coat rack) and then when you put the rafters up, don't do them in order, but do one side, then the opposite side.
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:36 PM   #12
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I also had the same problem. This is how I solved it. Make a

tension cable

that is the circumferential length of your yurt. Get the circumference plus two feet. Install cable clamps so that you have the correct length this is very importnat. The correct length is your yurts dia. X 3.14.

Install the cable in the lath crosses BEFORE you install any rafters. This will hold the top of the wall at the correct circumference. Set the ring on its stand and install rafters as Jafo mentioned. Get the four cardinal rafters in and then fill in the balance in opposed pairs. With the cable in place you'll find the roof will be solid as a rock, no give at all like with a rope band. The rafters shouldn't fall out. Good luck.
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Old 08-09-2015, 07:10 AM   #13
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(For European-style Turkmen yurts and Mongolian Gers, but can work with all yurts depending on how you are making it).

- Burn the holes in the wheel with a pick-axe head, heated up in a fire

- For sewing the Cover: measure the wheel before it's 10' in the air

- Use the smallest needle size that your sewing machine can take with the biggest thread size. (Anti-wick thread if you can get it).
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:15 AM   #14
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The best way that I have seen for putting the ring/Tono up is to lay it upside down, then put the Bagramn posts into the bottom in pre-bored holes, either the two or four poles depending on how large the yurt is, this works better if its four poles, then lift the ring up from its edge and pull it up onto the posts/Bagramn, and then move it into place. I also like cutting roof pole holes into the side of ring rather then on top as some have. This way all of the poles secure the ring to the lattice through the poles. This takes 2-3 people to do but its less work then most other methods, and safer.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:10 AM   #15
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I'm new to this site. I am building yurts that can be used as a greenhouse for growing year round veggies, or strawberries,or mushrooms or whatever. The

center ring

we now use is made of wood. I was browsing on this site and saw one made of metal, but I can't find who had it .Can anyone help? Thanks
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:29 AM   #16
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Hmm, I seem to remember that

Colorado Yurts

offers a metal allow ring:

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Old 02-06-2016, 07:16 AM   #17
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Stillson Fasteners makes these fasteners, if these arnt theirs, they would work perfectly to fasten rafters to the toono.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:16 PM   #18
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Hello I am new to this site and yurts in general. I have been toying with the idea of renovating an rv or building a tiny home, then a friend suggested a yurt. Lets just say I am totally sold on yurts. I am planning to build a 27 or 28 ft structure with 7 ft walls then source out the outer walls etc. I am just curious on how much lumber is need for the lattice and rafters. Thank you
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:17 PM   #19
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Copy and paste:

clan yama kaminari-home

Click on 'make it' in the left column. Study the yurt build. Before you even begin to attempt building a yurt, you need to have a very thorough understanding of how a basic nomadic type yurt is constructed. You'll get that reading the build plan.

I built a 14' and 16' yurt using that plan and know it inside out. You CAN NOT build a 28' yurt extrapolating that plan, but it will educate you for sure on basics and how many parts etc. Any yurt in the 28' range >needs engineering<. Good luck.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:37 PM   #20
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Thank you vey much for replying. I just check out the site you recommended. It would be great to get more info on the amount of lumber need for a 28 ft yurt

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