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Old 08-22-2020, 08:49 AM   #1
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Good morning, I may have missed this somewhere but I am wondering what everyone is using to heat their yurt? I have a 20' yurt and am planning on living in it year round in NE utah. need advise for wood vs pellet stove and brands. thanks-

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Old 08-22-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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Here is what I use:

https://www.yurtforum.com/forums/yur...-yurt-933.html

And here is another thread that might interest you:

https://www.yurtforum.com/forums/pow...yurt-1519.html
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Old 08-24-2020, 12:52 PM   #3
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Mongolians generally heat their 20' (6 meter) yurts with a wood stove. I heated my 16' 14' and 12' yurts with a small 'fireplace insert' type air tight wood stove. I know zip about pellet stoves so no comment. Good luck.
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Old 12-15-2022, 11:05 AM   #4
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The best way to heat a yurt is with a wood pellet stove.
I disagree with that. As an owner of a pellet stove and a wood stove, I can tell you that a wood stove works far better in a yurt with reflective

insulation

. A wood stove is radiant heat whereas most pellets stoves are forced air.
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I'm definitely not up to date on pellet stoves. That said, the pellet stoves I have been near wile being fired have a dinky flame that would be undersized for a poorly insulated yurt. But---there might be large models I am unfamiliar with, that spit out pellets like paint balls. haha Good luck.
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Old 12-18-2022, 09:03 PM   #6
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We have a friend that has a well insulated smaller sized stick frame rancher tract house. Her pellet stove is retro fitted into the old wood fireplace firebox. The lr/kit is open, and perhaps 500 sq ft.

When she has had the pellet stove fired, the flame is remarkably dinky. Based on that and the minimal felt heat output, the btu have to be less than a Coleman two burner camp stove. There is 'no free lunch' just because pellets are being utilized for fuel. Small flame, small btu output.


That said in a very well insulated small yurt of say 16' diameter, there might juuust be enough heat for shirtsleeve comfort if you kept the stove running all night. But---then again, maybe not. I might be missing something here but if the flame is incredibly small, I'm a sceptic.
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Old 12-19-2022, 08:56 AM   #7
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I heat my stickbuilt house primarily with a pellet stove. It can crank out the BTUs, but yeah, they are not all created equal.
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