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Old 03-29-2014, 11:13 AM   #11
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Thanks for the reply! My site is on a farm where I will be exchanging labour for land rent and we are skirting county rules on permanent structure, hence not pouring a cement pad. If the whole setup in deemed temporary there is no permitting required and property taxes not affected. There are pluses to erecting the yurt on a raised platform ( looking for the pluses) ..... I can have the composter for a waterless toilet under the yurt as well as the generator I will run weekly to use washer etc. I'm trying to keep open mind here & go with the flow......lol
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:25 PM   #12
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welcome, DL....i will be eager to read of your experiences as we are looking to build our yurt sometime later this summer.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:39 PM   #13
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I will be interested to see how the composting toilet works out. As I understand it, don't they need a bit of heat to work properly?
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #14
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Thanks for the advice on that bud.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:17 PM   #16
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You're welcome. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:41 AM   #17
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Jafo check out the book Humanure on Amazon, its the best treatment on the subject I have read.

A composting toilet beats a standard flush one when the power goes off.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:06 AM   #18
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When are you putting up your yurt? We are getting one this summer and are putting it up at Buck Lake, probably in June. We are buying ours new at Yurtzbydesign. Have decided to go with just the reflective

insulation

offered and foam

insulation

in the floor. Will be using wood stove with fan. Sure hope it's enough!
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #19
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Thanks for askin. I'll be on a farm just south of pigeon lake. I found a 5 yr old yurt from the same company you're buying from. I'm putting in a wood stove cooker as well but have concerns about insulation. After reading every thread I could about that I've decided I'll install fabric covered rigid foam insulation panels between the upright studs & between the ceiling beams. If I leave a gap behind so air can flow a bit I'm thinking I won't have

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:40 AM   #20
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Good luck on your setting up.

I would suggest reading everything here on insulation. My one advice is the more the better. Always.

Let us know how your set up goes. I'd love to see a great many more yurts all across Canada.

Keep your stick on the ice !
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