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Forum: Simplicity 11-25-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By froit1
Re: Heat Storage Idea

Cool nice of you to get back on this. Indeed, sometimes less is just that, less.
As they say, every answer leads to the next question: how do you heat your gallon of water? And do you worry about...
Forum: Simplicity 11-24-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,843
Posted By froit1
Re: Heat Storage Idea

Five years later, where are we at?
Some ideas: insulate the barrel, and keep some energy overnight, pulls your shower-season wider. And insulate it well!
Which means, no need to paint it black, but...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-24-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By froit1
Re: Yurt vapor barriers to combat mould

Interesting observation you got there. Without further details, I would assume it to be because you had a fatty layer of grub on there. Water and fats don't go together so well.
The same layer of...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By froit1
Re: Building from scratch - uni diameter and material types

Thats my private site.
For our Dutch/European yurt stuff we use www.nooitmeerhaast.nl, the Mongolian side is named Euro-yurts home (http://www.euro-yurts.com).
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By froit1
Re: Yurt vapor barriers to combat mould

I also built a near-Passive House in the meantime, so I look at these problems with a more educated eye.

Venting will help, but it is near-impossible to totally vent the bottom side of the walls,...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By froit1
Re: Building from scratch - uni diameter and material types

We/me is Froit, I am one of 4 partners in a collective. We have been making, selling and renting Mongolian style yurts since 1997, based in Holland and Mongolia.
About 400 units made so far, we...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,512
Posted By froit1
Re: 30' yurt + insulation layering

the technology is simple, kids:
First the vapor barrier in the inside, then the insulation, then a venting space on top/outside of that, and then your waterproofing.
Because of the difficulty to...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By froit1
Re: Building from scratch - uni diameter and material types

Sizes for (cut) Mongolian larch rafters, spaced 21-24 cm on the lattice:
4 wall/5 meter 32 mm/210cm long, 66 pieces
5-wall/6 meter 40 mm/245cm long, 81 pieces
6-wall/7 meter 48 mm/300cm long, 98...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By froit1
Re: Yurt vapor barriers to combat mould

Sealing the whole thing in PVC will make is worse.
Get rid of the PVC roof, cover the whole thing in vapor-open home-wrap, and then add a nice outer cover which is both breathing and leaking. Pure...
Forum: Building a Yurt 11-21-2021, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,595
Posted By froit1
Re: Need help with insulation for cold climate

We dont sell domes, sorry, I dont know where you got that information.
We make and sell only Mongolian style yurts, with wool felt, one door, etc.
We sold a few to people in Sweden, but I don't...
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