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Old 05-08-2023, 11:45 PM   #1
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Default Traditional Yurt: felt inside or outside drip edge?

Hi guys, thanks for the extended library of info. I have been reading a lot on the forum the past weeks, a lot of good insights.
We're about to raise our traditional yurt, from inside out consisting of:
Lattice
Thin inner canvas (not really 'canvas'. a thin fabric)
Felt
Breatable membrane
Outer canvas


I've build a deck and will install a drip edge today. Would you place the felt outside over the drip edge so the lattice pressures directly against the drip edge? Or would you tuck the felt between the drp edge and the lattices?

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Old 05-09-2023, 06:04 AM   #2
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I would place the felt outside, definitely. If you can leave a gap between the floor of the deck, so it will not sit in the water, even better.
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Ok that's clear! Thanks for replying. What makes you say definitely?

The second part I don't fully understand.....you mean raising the vilt a bit above the floor? My deck is a circle so there is no floor beyond the drip edge. Wait I'll add a picture
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Oh, you should be good then as far as clearing the ground. What usually is done, is that a skirt of bended plywood is put around the edge of the platform and the lattice bumps up against it. It keeps the lattice from sliding off. You wouldn't want the felt between the lattice and the skirt. I hope these images make that clearer. Notice how you cannot see the bottom of the lattice in the second photo? It is because the skirt is raised up about an inch above the level of the floor.

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Old 05-09-2023, 11:35 AM   #5
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calcetines my deck is like yours. Overhang, no skirt. For photos, copy and paste on google images:

Bob Rowlands homemade yurt

Mine is the rough looking canvas yurt with green door and rafters either side. Several detail photos including ell that held wall lath to deck. No

insulation

. I simply draped the cover over the platform edge to keep water out. In summer heat I hiked up the cover down low. That creates a cooling draft into the yurt that exits through the ring. Edit to say, nice photos Jafo.
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"rough looking one" nice bob
I see your point, would work too. Altough I have no idea yet what the length of my outer canvas is.........I think I'm gonna measure it tomoorrow


Nice deck Jafo, I'm made a skirt like yours. You say "you wouldn't want the felt between the lattice and the skirt"........what is the reason you really wouldn't want that?
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My sticks out one inch above floor level and covers the side of the floor and the supporting beams, being 5,5 inch in total
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Nice deck Jafo, I'm made a skirt like yours. You say "you wouldn't want the felt between the lattice and the skirt"........what is the reason you really wouldn't want that?
Because then the lattice wouldn't sit tight up against the skirt. Also, if the felt will go past the top of the floor and overhang, which is a better seal than butting up against the floor itself. You can either cinch it to the deck or screw it to it, as I did with mine.
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Because then the lattice wouldn't sit tight up against the skirt. Also, if the felt will go past the top of the floor and overhang, which is a better seal than butting up against the floor itself. You can either cinch it to the deck or screw it to it, as I did with mine.

Ah ok, I understand. Second reason is interesting
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Yup, rough. Tough too. Like my wife says when I pull her close for a goodbye hug in the morning. She grabs my arms and says, "Don't ever lose those 'guns, Bob.". haha

Good luck. Have fun.
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