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HawaiiYurts 11-26-2012 11:32 PM

For insulating and wind gust protection are your requirements, right? Here in Hawaii it's mostly for looks and we often use a vinyl lattice. Bales and cord wood can harbor undesirables... rats, bugs... Hmm... interesting new topic!

hakalugi 11-27-2012 12:36 AM

thanks karl, makes sense. we look forward to the update.

i've seen their denim insul on the website too, all in their own boxes - what a treat!

Jafo 11-27-2012 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by Karl (Post 895)
Home Depot sells them only online, and they sent them in 23 individual boxes, which was really annoying. They only sell them online and won't ship to a store and let you pick them up. I will then cover the walls with a tan felt to make it look nice again.:D

Karl, you wouldn't happen to have a link for this product would you? We get a lot of questions about this here lol..

Corinarose 11-27-2012 08:00 AM


I purchased some of these last winter and they helped
But when I was checking on the flooring after discovering mold from leaky windows ( real windows----at least that's what I think it's from ) I saw that the denim was wet too.
I took all of this out-- very frustrated.
I left the yurt for a few weeks hoping everything would dry out and it has but since all the rain has stopped I still don't feel that I have found the culprit
I started a fire the other day-it was 27 degrees out side and in to start.
As it heated up I checked floor wall connections for mold/moisture and found the lining to be wet on the inside side of the yurt near one of the windows on the west side
Now, when I found all this mold I took the liner and moved it from inside the bender board to the outside of it--not ideal but if water/moisture was coming down the walls from the windows I wanted it to drain outside not on the floor

So my question is is this now condensation? The wood stove is on the east side of the yurt so it was the farthest away from this area. I will go up again next weekend and check all the walls---- needless to say I have moved out of my yurt as I am allergic to mold
I am also wondering if this is because of how the "real" windows were installed.
Or if others have found mold around the edges of the floor/wall connection

Back to the denim-- I also have thought about using this between the rafters but wanted to cover the silver lining-- someone suggested using a parachute which you can buy on either amazon or eBay can't remember which right at this moment.

One very unhappy yurt dweller

Jafo 11-27-2012 08:02 AM


Would it be possible for you to take a pic of the affected area and post it here? Maybe we can get a better idea of how water might be getting in. It sure does sound like leakage.

Corinarose 11-27-2012 12:51 PM

I tried to up;oad a pic--it loaded up in Manage pics but after that I dont know how to insert it into a post or in yurt photos


Jafo 11-27-2012 02:05 PM

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When you are making a post, you will see a button in the Additional Options section that says Manage Attachments:

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Click that button and it will open a popup window:

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Click browse on any of those input buttons in the "Upload File from your Computer" section and you should be able to search your machine for the image. Once you do that, click the upload button. You should see it in the list of current attachments in that same popup window:

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Close that little popup window and complete your post and submit it. The photo will show along the bottom of the post.

Corinarose 11-27-2012 02:26 PM

Followed all of that except the last one. Its highlighted and appears that the only option is to remove
I did do all of the above under a post but nothing showed in my post.
Somehow I did manage to up load by following the add photo or album but it did not show under misc.
They do appear under my profile under photos but I dont seem to be able to transfer them to the photo albums even thought that is where I started from

I seem to be technically challenged here

Jafo 11-27-2012 02:33 PM

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Don't upload them to the photos section.. Upload them directly to the post.

Click the Post Reply button first:

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Corinarose 11-27-2012 04:48 PM

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ok did exactly as you told me--- i dont see my pics but perhaps they will load after i click submit--- here goes

Yeah!!! It worked

1st pic---where benderboard meets floor--liner is now pulled to the outside of benderboard
2nd--how wet the floor is--check out snail! the white foam is sealant I had used to stop the draft coming in where the liner met the floor
3rd is the gap between where the window frame is and the benderboard-- the black is mold.

Jefff thank you for the tutorial! Now I want to post pics to the general area but perhaps I will try in posts first. Thanks again for all the work you do

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