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Forum: Building a Yurt 05-18-2013, 11:55 PM
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Posted By Alchamar
Re: Question about cover material.

A couple of billboard skins cost about $250-$400 (depending on where ya find 'em). Sunforger canvas- about $500 give or take. White plastic tarp'll run ya under $200.

Cheers, Alchamar
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-16-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,208
Posted By Alchamar
Re: Specs for tension cable?

Hmm... I guess it could go either way- a 1/4" cable core, or a 1/4" total OD (which is what I use). You can over-build to a pretty extreme level and still be ok... but light doesn't suck. People use...
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-16-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Alchamar
Smile Re: Question about cover material.

On covering your yurt: To do this in a way that you'll end up smiling, you need to ask yourself what you're gonna use your yurt for. Will it be a semi-permanent spare room in your yard? Or do you...
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-11-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,208
Posted By Alchamar
Re: Specs for tension cable?

Different manufacturers and cable types all have wildly differing tensile strengths. I'd suggest going with 1/4 inch plastic-coated cable. Even the crappiest Chinese version is still gonna be tough...
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