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Forum: Building a Yurt 07-30-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Q: Thickness of polyacrylic domes?

Funny. not the haha kind. we got hit with a wicked wind storm the day we were putting the roof on and ended up chasing it across the field. it twisted everything but thankfully and luckily nothing...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-30-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Q: Thickness of polyacrylic domes?

I have never actually measured the thickness of our dome but it is aprox 3/16 thick. the insulation is the foil bubble wrap for lack of a technical term with what I would call a moving blanket...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-29-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Q: Thickness of polyacrylic domes?

We have had hail that put small dings all over my car and shredded the leaves off the trees and that didn't phase the dome on our pacific yurt one bit. mind you, it was deafening in here at the time...
Forum: Yurt Living 07-23-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Realistically how long can I live in a yurt?

Greetings
I have lived year round in my 30 ft pacific yurt for going on 7 years. last year my wife and 2 children joined me. we love it. we are very impressed with it's ability to withstand...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-03-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,624
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Roof (and dome) vs. wind...the wind keeps winning!

Greetings CoachM.
I have a 30 ft pacific yurt. I too became a little nervous with the " humping" my roof was doing in the strong winds. I agree with everyone else regarding the poorish design. I...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-27-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,255
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Cold Weather Report 2017

That's brilliant, I'll look into doing that with mine.
Thanks Jafo
Forum: Yurt Living 12-26-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,255
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Cold Weather Report 2017

Seasons Greetings One and All.
I've had minus 15 C. Minus 28C with the wind chill and aprox. 30 inch of snow. In southwestern Ontario. I heat with an old Lakewood Unicorn wood-stove. Reflective...
Forum: Yurt Industry 09-27-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,210
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Reviews? Yurtz by Design vs Pacific

Just my two cents. I've live year round in a 30ft pacific yurt. Huron County, Ontario. This will be my fourth winter. We are in an extremely windy location. Wind charts claim it's the windiest spot...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-07-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,458
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Choosing Floor Insulation

I found that 4" blue SM, cut to fit between the floor joists and up tight against the plywood floor, made a huge difference in how warm my floor stays. My first winter in the yurt was a challenge to...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-19-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,021
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Heating while no one is home?

I too currently heat with wood, alot of wood. I'm looking at a corn stove to adress the same issue. But, we also grow our own corn. making it much more economical. A couple passes with the combine...
Forum: Yurt Living 01-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,854
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Can anyone help us with advice please as we're having problems in the high winds

Greetings and sorry to hear of your troubles.
A few questions first, do you have a wind and snow kit installed?
Have you anchored anything to the sides( interior walls)
I live in a very windy...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 03-23-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,404
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Winter Solar Blues

Here in south western ontario we run the farm on both solar and wind,according to the wind maps the hill we're on is the highest wind zone on the entire Lake Huron shore line, now we're at least 20...
Forum: Yurt Living 03-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,795
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Musicians and Yurts

I don't know about making music but I know the stereo sounds incredible in my 30', it seems to act like a giant inverted speaker,bouncing the sound down, no distortion or echo. But the fabric walls...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-22-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 39,500
Posted By Jay Aimes
Re: Cost for platform (and deck)?

cost me 4000 in material to build my 30' platform,it sits 3' off the ground. I used 2x12 joists,(because I got a deal on them) 2 layers of 3/4"t&g good one side fir ply and 6 coats of diamond coat. I...
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