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Old 09-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #11
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Ok. I already have the post I am going to use, I already have most of the materials I am going to use for the hearth, and I already have a heat shield for the wall. I am thinking two of the metalbestos pipes (3 feet) for the outside will work and one short piece to go through the wall. I am hoping to keep it around $500 if possible. I have sunk so much money into this yurt this year and this is the last piece.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #12
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I used only two sections of stove pipe last winter and the draw was terrible.
I had smoke coming in the yurt almost everytime I opened the door to the stove. This winter I am installing that third section. I will be doing that next weekend.
I'll let you know how it goes
Jafo, I hear you about spending more money than you thought or intended

I would highly recommend painting or varnishing your doors. Mine froze on the inside a couple of times and as I was varnishing them last weekend I noticed mold/darker wet spots. After only one winter I did not expect that.
I also got two used storm doors from our local recycle store and installed one last weekend. Over these cooler nights I definately felt a difference.

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #13
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Funny you mention that Corina. When I was up at my yurt camp this past weekend, it rained one day and I noticed outside, that the bottom corner of the door was wet. Hmm, not sure if that would happen in the snow as it may have been splashing back from the stairs, but your recommendation has me thinking about that more..
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:13 PM   #14
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For those of us in the colder climates I am curious what others did to insulate between the platform and the ground.

I used hay bales to insulate and then found an old metal shed that I was able to cover a majority of the perimeter. I am thinking of using stone eventually. I considered cordwood as well but those are all long term projects

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
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Hi Guys,

Corina, we have run the stove days and seem to getting good draw for the fire but a lot of smoke in the yurt when I open the door to put more wood in the firebox. I think ill install the third stack and see if it is better.

We are going to try and find some straw bales to cut down on wind under the yurt.

Our yurt has pink thick

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in a sandwich below the floor. Anyone know if there is some sort of skirting that is cheap and easy to get?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:49 AM   #16
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Karl,
Yes when I open the stove door is when the smokes happens- that is what I mean by draft- if it's good enough smoke should be pulled up the chimney when the door is open

The one thing that you might be able to find cheap or free is skirting that mobil homes use.
New ones have some foam

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- I have no idea how much that costs but places that sell used ones might be able to tell you where you can get some
Of course this depends on the height from the ground to the platform
I know one woman who used corrugated metal that the had spray foam on the inside. Hers looked great with a latch door that let her get under the yurt.
All her pipes were in another insulated frame within the corrugated metal skirting
You can see her yurt on

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There are parts of my yurt that are almost 8' off the ground

There are a lot of parts to living in a yurt that we don't know about when we start the journey-
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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The water found inside the door is a common issue with some yurts. Look into weather stripping the bottom of the door, and definitely silicone and varnish or paint it, especially at the joins in the wood. French doors tend to be the worst, but even standard doors can seep water in at the base of the door. The rubber 'sweepers' do a good job. And that silicone should do the rest.
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I haven't had any come INSIDE the door; the weatherstripping seems to do pretty good there. The threshold plate is angled in such a way that it drains down and out.
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Ahh! I misread.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #20
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We have a pretty bad problem with water at the base of the door. It has been cut down by silicone sealing all the joins, and I will be doing more weather stripping. A storm door will eventually fix the issue.
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