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Forum: Yurt Industry 02-06-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By froit
Re: Anybody ever heard of / used this company...

yes. But you'd be amazed how much money would disappear between buying here at the market and setting up wherever you are.
And you'd still have a cheap, totally non-waterproof ger.
Forum: Yurt Industry 02-04-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By froit
Re: Anybody ever heard of / used this company...

--Its good to get an idea of what kind of mark-up there is. --
Stuff imported from Asia into USA or EU normally doubles or triples in price. Its a reality, and there is not much you can do about it,...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-02-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,085
Posted By froit
Re: Rats in my yurt :0 (

move. Or kill.
Forum: Yurt Repair 02-02-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,335
Posted By froit
Re: traditional yurt corkscrewing prevention

To add to Yves (mostly sound) advice:
the four ropes that go from the crown to the wall in each cardinal direction DO NOT HAVE TO GO THAT WAY. They are called 'ropes to fix small problems' in...
Forum: Yurt Repair 02-02-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,261
Posted By froit
Re: How to deal with dampness

If you dont use it, take it down and store it.
Forum: Yurt Repair 02-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By froit
Re: Roof Inversion! Eeeekk!

If yours is a traditional yurt: you should have had the supports in. But even then. If the rafters are not at least 2 cm into the crown, it will sooner or later twist, since you are (I suppose???)...
Forum: Yurt Living 02-02-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By froit
Re: uplighting or downlighting?

We used to hang a modified uplight in the centre, just above eye-height, in which we made a small down-light straight onto the centre-table. Simple, quick.
And then clamping-reading lights along...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-02-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By froit
Re: Will a yurt stand this climate?

I have heard of skylights going flying with strong winds though...[/QUOTE]

The skylight flying away shows the secret function of the Mongolian roof-flap:
Since the wind passing over the curved...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-02-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By froit
Re: Need help with insulation for cold climate

in Mongolia, with -45 at night (in some places, some nights), we consider two layers of 14 mm felts adequate. That is, on a 6-meter with a 10kW wood or coal-burner in the centre. In the morning is...
Forum: Yurt Industry 02-02-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By froit
Re: Anybody ever heard of / used this company...

A normal 5-wall costs just under 700 USD in the market in Ulaanbaatar. That is with inner liner, one layer of cheap felts, canvas and outer cover. Its not really waterproof or moisture-resistant, but...
Forum: Building a Yurt 10-04-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By froit
Re: Yurt Options Specifically in Mongolia

We've been making yurts in Mongolia for nearly ten years now, we know all the in-and outs of the yurt-bizz here, from a 'westerners' standpoint.
(which is quite different to that of Mongolians...
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