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Old 09-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
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Hi all,
New to the site. I have friends presently living in a new Yurt up in Medway, Maine. They are in need of assistance with installing heat in their Yurt. They have 2-100lb LP tanks on site which are presently fueling their cooking stove. Their Yurt was built to use radiant floor heat which is all in place, including the propane line, except for the burner and circulator as the builder bailed on them. They are not opposed to abandoning the radiant heat source for the short term but have found no "normal" HVAC or Pellet/Wood stove pro's willing to do the job. I am hoping to make some contacts through this forum which would hopefully lead to someone familiar with the Yurt and willing to help them with their

heating

issue. This would be paying work. I'd appreciate any advice/direction from the community.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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If i were closer i could help but im unemployed again and just to far away.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Forget the pellet stove. That is a forced air type heat, whereas you want radiant heat to take advantage of the

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. I would recommend a wood stove.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:21 AM   #4
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At our recent county fair i saw a pelet fired boiler that would work for hot water heat. Being a plumber it caught my eye.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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The pellet boiler would be nice. I have a regular pellet stove in my home and it works great. Much less work than a wood stove.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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Dan, you might try contacting Patrick at Frost Mountain Yurts (Frost Mountain Yurts - Come experience an enjoyable excursion into the back woods of Western Maine!). He may be able to help.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:08 PM   #7
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I know it isn't Maine, but here is a guy in the mountains of Northwest Georgia that has figured out some things about how to keep his yurt warm with radiant

heating

, and has had several years experience with it.

Yurt living: More thoughts on how-to stay warm

It may not help, but at least you read in a down-home-sy kind away how her came to realize that making it work took a change in his way of thinking about heating a yurt, and maybe just the idea of heating in general.

He is usually pretty easy to contact took, and has been glad to discuss things with me. I know he was doing some major additions (I think 3 more yurts) this late summer, so he may be a little harder to reach, but easy to try it.

If nothing else he is an humorous and fun read.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #8
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Bob (at www.juicymaters.com) would be a good resource to learn about radiant floor heating. You could also contact Bartell Cope (bcopewarmboard.com) at Warmboard. They just provided radiant floor systems for the yurts currently being completed at Savage River Lodge in Maryland.
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