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Forum: Building a Yurt 05-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,517
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Gutters on the Yurt Skirt

Exactly what I think. It's so surprising and disappointing the companies use plastic. not only because it's not weather resistant, but it's a terrible material ecologically in general I try to avoid....
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,517
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Gutters on the Yurt Skirt

We are collecting the rainwater from gutters into our cistern tanks. it's our only water supply so collecting into a ditch in the ground wouldn't work since gravity is important. But also, our yurt...
Forum: Building a Yurt 05-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,517
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Gutters on the Yurt Skirt

We have gutters installed on our Colorado Yurt and collect water into 2000 gallon cisterns which is solar pumped into the sink and shower. We take them down before snow season and put them back up in...
Forum: Building a Yurt 04-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Insulating a yurt roof

I've been meaning to follow-up with a photo and I finally properly finished our fabric covering on the insulation which is really just for show. Here's a peek at the finished product (attached I...
Forum: Building a Yurt 01-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: insulating the roof

Reinventor, what you are explaining is :You put the yurt up, then the insulation, then a layer of plastic that you taped the seams?

Now that we have this problem, hindsight is brilliant. I am...
Forum: Building a Yurt 01-25-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: insulating the roof and CONDENSATION?

Hi Folks,
We successfully insulated the roof with salvaged foam board cut to triangles to fit snug in the rafters. Then covered with a muslin for a better look and tacked up with battens. It's...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-02-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: insulating the roof

We have forged ahead with a combo of ideas... We ended up getting a good deal on used foam board. We cut to size and put in between rafters. Wasn't too bad actually - just lots of little specs of...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-30-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,564
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

Re: covering insulation. We're also looking at parachutes. There's a small handful of large enough non-rainbow colored ones I have seen. Not super cheap but not too pricey compared to fabric from a...
Forum: Yurt Living 10-29-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,564
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

Interesting. we are getting ready to insulate our ceiling next weekend with rigid foam.
How long did it take you? Cutting the foam to fit the triangles seems like a big hassle but hopefully worth...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-10-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: insulating the roof

Oh yes - thx. I should have said we have one for the dome but it won't be as think as the rest of the ceiling and we only use it when REALLY cold cause it's so much of our natural light.
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Re: insulating the roof

Very helpful folks, thanks.

Related question is since general rule is that you're only as insulated as your spots with the least amount of insulation - does insulating the roof help that much? ...
Forum: Building a Yurt 09-09-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,907
Posted By lizsteve
Insulating a yurt roof

We're in upstate NY and thinking about adding extra insulation to our ceiling. any thoughts on this? Will just the roof insulation keep us significantly warmer anyway?

We are thinking we'd...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 40,199
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Yurt Insurance

Thanks for this info. We're in Upstate NY and our yurt does have a a C of O so we're legit officially... and having a hard time. Our car insurance is through USAA but they won't do anything for yurt...
Forum: Building a Yurt 07-22-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,089
Posted By lizsteve
Re: Yurt Flooring and Bender Board

We used OSB too and painted it. It's not fancy and it's not that easy to get dirt out from between the wood threads but it's affordable and works great. I suggest the OSB without the side that are...
Forum: Building a Yurt 12-11-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 92,290
Posted By lizsteve
Thanks, but here, it's county to county...

Thanks, but here, it's county to county dependent. The county literally across the street from us does approve grey water systems if they are drawn by an engineer. but our county does not have an...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-19-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,564
Posted By lizsteve
thanks all. yes, cook, have a sink and soon to be...

thanks all. yes, cook, have a sink and soon to be hot shower, plus hang clothes. Can't run a dehumidifier on solar electric but have a wood stove, which dries things out well too. We're just...
Forum: Yurt Living 11-15-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,564
Posted By lizsteve
Ours is Colorado, 27', with basically all options...

Ours is Colorado, 27', with basically all options - 7 windows, full winter support package, open/closing dome.
Forum: Yurt Living 11-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,564
Posted By lizsteve
Yurt Dome Insulation Install and Condensation

We have the factory insulation for our dome, but we have 2 issues -

1. The metal crank rod that enables the dome to open and close gets in the way from sealing the insulation onto the velcro...
Forum: Building a Yurt 10-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 92,290
Posted By lizsteve
permits/codes, fww

We are new to this, but in our experience in Upstate NY, a yurt can be to code. We were "found" by the code guy and he wasn't happy, but willing to work with us. In this county as soon as you sleep...
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