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Forum: Building a Yurt 11-13-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 398
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Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Planning to build a yurt in Czech Republic

Great stuff, thank you for the updates! Just a quick q please - I think you're building a 6m yurt with a 1m ring? I saw the chat between you and Bob on pg 6 of this thread so I'm getting a feel of...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-10-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Intro and thanks

Hi Randall,

Thank you for that and I'll review your information. I'd read about black lights and scorpions before, so now I'll have a perfect excuse to break out my funky poster collection! ...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-07-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 52,961
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Planning to build a yurt in Czech Republic

I think you're looking for a permanent installation for the dome? If so, this may be of interest. Maybe not so much for the actual products but for the cross-section design - it may give you some...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-06-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 52,961
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Planning to build a yurt in Czech Republic

Hi Knecht, I don't have feedback for securing the cover, but I have a suggestion for how to get it to the top w/o dragging it (as much) over your fabric. I've been actually working through this in...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,877
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Building a Yurt

Hi Bob,

Thank you so much for your level of detail on your contributions...! I've seen your yurt build page and pdf and am grateful for this.

That info, and responses like the one above,...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 52,961
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Planning to build a yurt in Czech Republic

Hi gents I'm late to the game but I'll say this - if you all haven't already planned to make this a sticky thread, I humbly suggest this one gets the sticky treatment. It's an amazing post.

You...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Intro and thanks

Thank you kindly Bob and thanks for the welcome :)

I'll give the first option a go - I'll plan to be using solar and wind power with propane backup, so the aircon option may not be available.
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Forum: Building a Yurt 11-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By grandpajohn
Re: Intro and thanks

Yay thank you for that Jafo. It'll be slow going for a while - I need to find a way to build a road to get to the land itself... :P Ol Google Earth shows dirt roads up til the last 1/4 mile or so....
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-03-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By grandpajohn
Overhang limits and experiences?

Howdy all

I'm wondering about practical overhang limits for yurts. I think those I see have little to no overhang due to the "umbrella effect" in a windstorm - where the yurt may be pulled...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-03-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By grandpajohn
Intro and thanks

Hi all

Thank you everyone for your input here - questions and answers all! I've seen questions here I've not thought to ask as well as the usual ones.

I'm interested in putting up a...
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