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Forum: Yurt Repair 11-17-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

Good job larzo. That should help with stabilizing the platform.
Forum: Yurt Repair 11-12-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

8s= 8 penny nails. Connector nails are alot stronger than 8s. Also, since the posts are 4x4 and the beam tripled 2x, you'd have to furr the side of the post flush with the beam for a 'T' connector...
Forum: Yurt Repair 11-12-2015, 09:32 AM
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Views: 3,908
Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

You have a free standing yurt platform, not a deck attached to a house. Also your posts are sitting unattached to simple on ground piers, not attached to poured concrete piers set to frost line in...
Forum: Yurt Repair 11-11-2015, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

I shouldn't have said north south or east west. What I meant was brace both directions. Doing so will make the platform as stable as possible.


Tie the beams to the posts with Simpson Strong...
Forum: Yurt Repair 11-11-2015, 03:50 PM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

OK, I'll assume it is safe to work under the platform. Check all the support posts to see if they are in good shape. Are they plumb? Are they attached to the beams ok? Check that the concrete pads...
Forum: Yurt Repair 11-11-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Bob Rowlands
Re: keeping an eye on yurt platform

That platform doesn't look good. If you shift your weight back and forth when standing in the yurt, does it sway like it might collapse? If not, reposition posts as necessary. ABSOLUTELY cross brace...
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