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Forum: Yurt Repair 09-14-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,160
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: How to deal with dampness

If you have electricity get a humidifier with a timer. Set it to cycle a few times a day. And you might leave a few small buckets of charcoal briquette scattered throughout. Charcoal loves...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-28-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Platform for chimney support

I don't see why not. I tend to over build but your chimney support isn't really associated with your stove. I have a Jotul Black Bear stove, which has a five inch to six inch adapter that comes out...
Forum: Yurt Living 06-10-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,708
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: tankless hot water

Hi, I have been using a tankless water heater for eight years in my 24 ft. Colorado Yurt. I live in the yurt full time. I bought a Bosch and I have no complaints. I bought a smaller unit (I can...
Forum: Yurt Living 05-07-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,725
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: White yurt cover, why so popular?

I have the light tan roof, and i did it because it seemed logical. With good insulation in the ceiling I don't think it will make much difference. If there are any trees near your location, a light...
Forum: Yurt Repair 12-04-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,460
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Putting a yurt in storage for winter

I'll offer a suggestion: Wherever you store it, try and elevate it off the ground, concrete, etc. Rather than fold it tightly, store it loosely and if you have electricity put a fan on it that moves...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 10-14-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,882
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: My Three Year Pacific Yurt Review

Great report! I live full time for the past seven years in a 24' Colorado Yurt. I thought at first it would be my transition from work life to retirement and last for a year or so before I went off...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-19-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,450
Posted By cmwingfield
Smile Re: Insulation in the Pacific Northwest

While I don't live in the Pacific Northwest, I do live is a place that in the winter has lots of rain with occasional ice and snow. in the summer 100 degrees isn't uncommon for days on end...
Forum: Building a Yurt 03-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,024
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: 24' yurt on a concrete pad? hydronic heat?

If I had to do it again, this is what I would do. Good luck!
Forum: Yurt Living 01-06-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,981
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: good deal on a black bear?

I've used a Jotul Black Bear for five years and I have no complaints, other than I have to put wood into it to get it to heat up! :) The Black Bear takes long wood and cigar burns the logs so they...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-26-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,937
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Heating recommendations?

Given all the facts, I'd stick with electric heat. Unvented gas heat is very moist and will turn the inside of your yurt into a drippy room, particularly with your humidity. Wood heat is nice and...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,781
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Time to get off our butts

The best advice I received before building my yurt was, "invest in a good cordless drill". I'm seven years into the yurt process and during that time I imagine I've screwed in about 10 thousand...
Forum: Yurt Living 06-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Storing guns in yurts

I keep all my weapons in my yurt and I live in it year round. I have a few that have a tendency to try and rust and I've found that if you put them in those silicone sleeves there is no problem at...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Yurt Automation

I just stay home and stoke the fire! :)
Forum: Buying A Yurt 01-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,147
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Laurel Nest Yurts

While I'm unfamiliar with the two yurt manufacturers you mention, given that you live in Oklahoma shipping will be expensive if it comes from either coast. Just something to consider. Good luck!
Forum: Yurt Living 12-17-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 23,113
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: How's Your Yurt Handling The Cold?

We have had a cold two weeks with the temperature approaching the upper teens at night and not above freezing during the day, but after almost six years of year round yurt living I've worked alot of...
Forum: Yurt Living 12-05-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,209
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Kerosene heater

If were me, I wouldn't sleep with it on. I would invest in a good sleeping bag, (Big Agnes) rated for your temps and sleep at night with that. Fumes can and will kill you. Admittedly I'm accused of...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-28-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,844
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Wind and yurt!

While I've never had to do this as I live in a hollow that get's no straight line wind, I've seen pictures where nylon rope is thrown over the roof of the yurt and secured to the yurt on the bender...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,184
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Hot climate yurt solutions...

Something else you might consider is a swamp cooler. I lived in Los Angeles for a while and my in-laws had a swamp cooler that would freeze you. These coolers don't work in Arkansas due to the high...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-07-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,184
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Hot climate yurt solutions...

Hi, Where I live it is not only very hot in the summer, but extremely humid. I can't imagine living in my yurt without air conditioning. I mounted a window unit air conditioner in the window of...
Forum: Yurt Living 09-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,532
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Interesting Wood Stove for Yurts

It's very pretty, but it seems too good to be true. I'd love to see one, but for $3700.00 bucks it should come to see you! :)
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-09-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,898
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: insulating the roof

Hi! I'm in no way affiliated with Lowes, but the same insulation that you mention that you will need to pay $1300.00 for can be found at Lowes and you can do your Yurt for less than half the price...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-07-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,417
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: adding new canvas

Get a couple of cats. I've tried the peppermint/cotton ball approach and the mice walked through it like it wasn't there. A good mouser cat works. That's why farmers keep them around the barn.
Forum: Yurt Living 08-27-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,900
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Sizing a wood stove for a 20' yurt ?

In my opinion, I'd get the biggest stove you can afford. You can always open the door if it gets too warm! I also put a ceiling fan in and it makes a world of difference in bringing the warm air at...
Forum: Yurt Repair 08-21-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,863
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Yurt Canvas

I'm sorry to answer a question with another question, but does it leak? If it doesn't leak, I'd leave it alone and work around what is bothering you. The reason I say this is because if the weight...
Forum: Building a Yurt 08-19-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By cmwingfield
Re: Location for backcountry yurt. Seeking input on placement.

I live in my yurt year round, and I don't have any intention of renting, but could happen. I would suggest the view with the easiest access, both for you and potential future renters. Your...
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