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Jafo 04-27-2015 06:46 AM

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Thanks Bob. The way houses are built these days, the outside air kits are almost necessary because the homes are just so air tight. With a yurt, they are completely opposite so the OAK helps keep down the draftiness. Time will tell how well it works out. I really need some below zero weather to test that.

Bob Rowlands 04-27-2015 08:56 AM

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I just noticed in a couple of the photos that you have two construction connectors tieing the 2x4 rafter supports to the deck. Good choice. Hopefully others scanning the photos will notice that detail. Toe nailing is fine, but in this instance a Strong Tie connector either side is good practice.

Jafo 05-04-2015 07:08 PM

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Back at the yurt tonight.. Probably going to be too warm for a fire. 65 degrees out right now. Got the windows open (covers) and the place looks great. :)

chana 05-04-2015 09:54 PM

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Funny, i came to the forum to ask opinions about whether the Woodstock Progressive is overkill for my 30ft yurt to be in the Catskills. My fiancÚ likes it warm in the winter, upwards of 70 (i'll be sweltering) so i wasn't sure the Ideal would be enough BTUs, with rooms sectioned off.
We are planning to put up a Shelter Designs yurt with the arctic and reflectix insulations.
So what do you think? Good choice or too much of a stove?

Jafo 05-05-2015 07:56 AM

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From what I understand, the progressive has a bit higher output. I think the Ideal Steel is perfect for my yurt, but I do not have any sectioned off rooms so I can't speak to that. I am thinking you would be fine with either stove. I do think the IS is smaller and not has heavy but you may want to check with the company to be sure about that. It is certainly cheaper in price.

chana 05-05-2015 10:00 AM

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Yep. i think we will be glad for the extra BTUs some of the time, and rather not most of the time. But for the some i think we will spring for the heftier model. Plus the likelihood of a longer burn, albeit slight… That's huge.
Brad and Chana

Jafo 05-05-2015 01:21 PM

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Just keep in mind that that IDEAL is 700+ pounds. The progress will be heavier. Not sure what kind of floor you have. Some people have weak floors, some don't.

chana 05-05-2015 08:18 PM

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have to build nice sturdy platform as my piano is an old beast. We'll keep the stove in mind too when we build. Thanks!

Jafo 10-26-2015 01:49 PM

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Well I have used it so far with temps as low as in the 20's. So far, I can only seem to get about 6 hours max out of it before I have to add more wood. I was really hoping for 8 hours. Yurts just get cold quickly.

Once the stove top falls below 300 degrees, it begins to cool down in the yurt. I am still tinkering with it to see what I can do to stretch two more hours out of it heh.

hierony 10-26-2015 02:44 PM

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How sealed up is your outside air intake? I'd be tempted to put some light insulation around the pipe and seal it well where it comes out of the floor.

What have you tried so far to get longer burns out of it? How hot will the stovetop get with a full firebox & open damper? Have you considered putting stone/brick on the stove to hold more heat when you aren't using it to cook?

Best of luck!

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