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Old 07-31-2019, 12:27 PM   #11
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You can try diesel

heating

, used by the military for over 20 years. No

moisture

build up and vented like a wood stove. You can still find good used ones on ebay. Note, they're not CSA approved but good units.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:39 PM   #12
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Note about my comments regarding propane heat. Make sure that your yurt is vented. I just read online that the fumes can kill you. I never considered that when I made my posts. So -those that actually listen to what I have to say, don't die from propane fumes and sue me. haha
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:50 AM   #13
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Moisture

is your #1 concern when it comes to

heating

. Over insulate at your peril. There is a reason why the word moisture is automatically hyperlinked when you post it here.

The biggest mistake I see people make with yurts is that they try to insulate them like they would a traditional home. A traditional home has vents in the eaves and ridge vents, not to mention in bathrooms and kitchens. Do you see any vents in a yurt? Generally no.

Your yurt MUST breath. That means generally, oversizing your heating unit, whatever it may be. It means that to a degree, less is more when it comes to

insulation

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Old 08-03-2019, 06:06 AM   #14
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Wise comments about moisture in yurt.


Wetness is a key factor in decay and degradation of organic materials. In my view mold and mildew are some of the very first agents in the natural cycle of everything ultimately 'returning to the earth'.
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