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Old 07-21-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default Yurt Dome Gasket Idea

When we were putting up our yurt, I noticed that the plexiglass

dome

that sits above the

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, did not sit perfectly tight. I guess I shouldn't expect it to, and to date nothing has leaked. I am thinking that in an area where there is high driving winds though, water could get under the yurt

dome

. I think a round foam rubber or just a rubber gasket sitting on the edge of the dome might be a good idea. For lack of a better analogy, I am thinking like the gasket you see on a pressure cooker lid. It would look something like this:


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Since it would be glued on the edge of the dome, you shouldn't be able to see it when the dome is closed, and probably not even when it is open.

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Old 07-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Colorado's yurt domes all have a rubber gasket. They are the only one's I have seen that do. They also have a bronzed dome instead of tinted or clear. Excellent for minimizing heat up.
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Ahh ok, didn't know that. It makes sense. I thought a round blind would be nice too for the sun! Of course, with a ceiling fan, it would be tricky.
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That's an original and wonderful idea!!! I like!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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Hi Jafo. There is no gasket on your dome due to the design of the skylight. The dome doesn't need one to be free from leakage even in hard driving winds. Also, a point of clarification: The "tinted dome" does not refer to a layer of tinting applied onto the dome. It is simply a way of describing the bronze acrylic so that people can more easily understand its purpose.
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Hi Jafo. There is no gasket on your dome due to the design of the skylight. The dome doesn't need one to be free from leakage even in hard driving winds.
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Glad to hear this. Could you expand a little on how it prevents leakage? Thanks again for this information!

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Also, a point of clarification: The "tinted dome" does not refer to a layer of tinting applied onto the dome. It is simply a way of describing the bronze acrylic so that people can more easily understand its purpose.
Ahh that makes sense. I never selected the tinted option because I want the sun in there in the winter time.

I still think a shade, designed like say a Japanese hand fan that you could open and close it by expanding the mechanism, would be awesome.

While you are here, perhaps you have some suggestions on another topic we have been discussing:

http://www.yurtforum.com/forums/buil...a-yurt-67.html

Feel free to private message me if you do not want to post anything public on that matter yet.
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PacificYurts, the domes I've seen of yours have always been clear or darkly tinted. Is the bronze something new you started doing or is it just one of a few of your dome options? Good to see you here on this forum!
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Our "tinted" dome is made from "bronze" acrylic to minimize heat gain through the skylight. Acrylic is available in many different shades of "bronze", and it sounds like they are simply using a lighter shade.
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Given the current direction of the thread this may no longer be as pertinent, but I imagined the initial post was an allusion to my "hole in the roof" update, where I noted that rain was coming in between dome and roof. I thought you were politely suggesting that I might want to put some weatherstrip there. Maybe not.
But I'll say it anyway. I did tear off the old, brittle weatherstripping and replace it with fresh. Unfortunately, there's a wrinkle in the roof vinyl, and it's possible that the rain's coming in there. Or the cracks in the dome weren't completely fixed. Or there are holes in the roof vinyl up there that I never saw. So many possibilities!
I believe it's the wrinkle, though, and that brings up another question that I think I'll start just start another thread on: dome installation.
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Given the current direction of the thread this may no longer be as pertinent, but I imagined the initial post was an allusion to my "hole in the roof" update, where I noted that rain was coming in between dome and roof. I thought you were politely suggesting that I might want to put some weatherstrip there. Maybe not.
LOL, actually I thought of it when we were putting up my yurt and then I thought of it again when I was up there putting in the ceiling fan.

When we first raised the yurt, there were some wrinkles in the roof that eventually straightened out. I remember asking

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about it and they had said that it should flatten out of the roof settles in.

I should also state that to date, no rain has gotten in that I can see.
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