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Forum: Building a Yurt 02-17-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,503
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Needing building advice

If you are close to western maine (sunday river / bethel area) you are welcome to check it out. We've shown it to a few folks, most recently some MIT Outing club people who needed to rebuild a trail...
Forum: Building a Yurt 02-13-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,503
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Needing building advice

Re: one of your original questions about custom platform building. I've got a 20ft yurt in western maine and during my research I was really interested in seeing if someone would make a custom round...
Forum: Building a Yurt 06-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,232
Posted By chrisdag
Re: question on T&G flooring

For what it's worth we used 2x6 pine tongue and groove on PT 4x6 raised beams. We secured the flooring with an air powered nail gun (finish nailer) although we had screws as a backup. Fast easy and...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 09-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,467
Posted By chrisdag
Re: battery bank for weekend use yurt in western maine?

Thanks! Do you mind if I ask what type of batteries you are using? Flooded? Sealed? AGM?

Suspect I've been looking wrongly at integrated battery/charger/controller products all of which had poor...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 09-09-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,467
Posted By chrisdag
battery bank for weekend use yurt in western maine?

Preface: We are in the process of completing our 20ft White Mountain Yurt up in Western Maine. The yurt itself is more of a mental health project and excuse to do something fun and "hands-on"...
Forum: Yurt Living 06-26-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,951
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Living in a yurt in Maine

I've got a permitted Yurt in maine. In our town there is a building code and an enforcement office. They were great to work with and because ours will not have plumbing we managed to get a building...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,553
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Charge Controllers for Solar Power

If my budget was unlimited I'd go with an integrated battery bank + controller setup, something like this: The Rolling Thunder Portable Back Up System...
Forum: Buying A Yurt 05-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,626
Posted By chrisdag
Re: White Mountain Yurts 2014 Sale Till 5/15/14

Our 20 foot White Mountain Yurt is going up this weekend on a platform in western maine that we built over last summer (pics @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisdag/sets/72157635320828722/ ) - the...
Forum: Yurt Living 09-10-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,439
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Sizing a wood stove for a 20' yurt ?

The Yurt vendor told me to size the stove based on the SF of the yurt - everybody else told me to get a very large outsized stove to handle the known heat loss. We ended up purchasing a floor model...
Forum: Yurt Living 08-27-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,439
Posted By chrisdag
Re: Sizing a wood stove for a 20' yurt ?

Thanks! After failing with search I found a few of the stove threads via browsing. I no longer feel wrong for looking at the larger stove options marketed at the 1000 sq foot + range
Forum: Yurt Living 08-27-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 14,439
Posted By chrisdag
Sizing a wood stove for a 20' yurt ?

Apologies if I missed an old post; tried a quick search with no results.

I'm in the process of planning for a 20-foot insulated yurt from White Mountain Yurts in NH and am looking for practical...
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