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Old 11-24-2021, 09:34 AM   #11
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A possibly interesting side note. I’m going on 9 years living full-time in a cold, often wet climate (NH). This fall I finally hauled out the ladder to wash the

dome

on the inside. Went well. But on this sunny morning, I have a small (manageable) amount of “rain” collecting and dripping off the

dome

. Nothing else has changed. I’m wondering if the dust and smoke film kept the dome frost from melting, collecting and forming drips. Not sure how that would translate into building, but maybe “less smooth” surfaces not a bad thing? Less cleaning and definitely no waxing. IDK. Just thought it was an interesting development. ��*♀️
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:36 AM   #12
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PS. I’ve been super lucky to never have had a mold or

moisture

issue.
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Old 11-24-2021, 10:56 AM   #13
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Am I getting it right, you've had condensation on the inside of the dome since you washed the inside?

Did you wash anything else in the yurt?

The humidity seems to be too high.

At night or early in the morning, the temperature outside drops so much that

moisture

rises in the air.

A sufficient supply of fresh air is very important for the indoor climate. Incorrect ventilation and

heating

or very strong

insulation

prevent an automatic exchange of humid air.

In order to ensure adequate air circulation in winter, you have to be careful not to set the

heating

too high. Wet windows come about when the yurt is in a tropical climate of hot and wet.
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Old 11-24-2021, 12:06 PM   #14
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Interesting observation you got there. Without further details, I would assume it to be because you had a fatty layer of grub on there. Water and fats don't go together so well.
The same layer of grub will be on everything above shoulder-height as well, living is not a clean business. Thats why I tear my whole thing down every year once, sometimes twice, and wash it all. You would not want to walk around in the same clothes for years on end either, right?

On the other hand, it shows you have relatively high moisture.
To say more about that there are details missing:
Do you have wood-stove?
With separate air-supply?
Any other heaters?
Do you cook inside?
On the stove or on gas?
Do you vent your cooking separately by a extractor or so?
So you have running water, shower and toilet inside?
If

insulation

, what stuff and how much/thick?
Floor insulated?
Any attempt at air-proofing?
Yurt diameter and possibly brand.
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