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Old 09-10-2014, 03:12 PM   #71
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I just got off the phone with Yurtzby Design and they are claiming their

insulation

is good to minus 60,..........little sketchy about that.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:22 PM   #72
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The only

insulation

they list on their website is rFoil... We have the reflective stuff AND the arctic insulation from

Shelter Designs

, and at -40F it was pretty chilly in there, I had to run a kerosene heater along side the wood burner those days. If we just had the foil, I think all the water would have froze.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:24 PM   #73
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The only insulation they list on their website is rFoil... We have the reflective stuff AND the arctic insulation from

Shelter Designs

, and at -40F it was pretty chilly in there, I had to run a kerosene heater along side the wood burner those days. If we just had the foil, I think all the water would have froze.

thats totally what I expected. Thanks for the reply.

This insulation issue is going to be a little tricky

Whats size is your yurt and your wood stove?
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #74
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We have a 30 foot yurt, and use a Hearthstone Castleton 8030 (CASTLETON 8030 | Wood Stoves | Hearthstone Stoves). It is rated at up to 45,000 BTU, up to 1500 Square Feet. We could probably use a slightly larger one, but I think we are going to work on some better insulation at some point.

The challenges when it gets cold are several fold. Keeping it warm and

moisture

are something we fought all last winter, and will probably fight every winter.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:29 PM   #75
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We have a 30 foot yurt, and use a Hearthstone Castleton 8030 (CASTLETON 8030 | Wood Stoves | Hearthstone Stoves). It is rated at up to 45,000 BTU, up to 1500 Square Feet. We could probably use a slightly larger one, but I think we are going to work on some better insulation at some point.

The challenges when it gets cold are several fold. Keeping it warm and

moisture

are something we fought all last winter, and will probably fight every winter.

ooo thats a sweet album you have im just flicking through it now
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:46 PM   #76
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I have an old smaller woodstove in my 30 foot Pacific Yurt and it keeps the place pretty warm. I have been here to -20 and was walking around inside with a tshirt and shorts on. I agree with Bob that bigger is better when it comes to wood stoves. The only issue I have with my stove is that I have to load it so often since it doesn't hold a lot of wood.
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Old 08-26-2015, 01:37 PM   #77
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I have a 20 foot yurt in Maine that has the bubble/reflective insulation. I only go there for weekends and vacations but some day if I retire I could end up spending alot of time there so I want to explore ways of better insulating the yurt.

The bubble insulation seems inadequate, I found this article:

"Stay Away from Foil-Faced Bubble Wrap"
Stay Away from Foil-Faced Bubble Wrap | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

Once the temperature gets down to near zero, I tend to not visit the yurt. I can deal with 20 degrees no problem. I only have a small jotul stove plus a kerosene heater that I try not to use too much. It's sort of like a 3.5 season camp and is fine if it is not too cold or I would not stay there for more than 4 days in the winter.

I see that traditionally felt was used for insulation, I am not sure how expensive or easy this is to find ?

GoYurting - Felt Yurt Lining, Yurt Insulation, Camping Yurt

I will have to explore the previous posts here ..
My yurt can get very hot in the summer. The skylight creates a greenhouse effect even though the sun only hits the roof in the afternoon. Would I need insulation that is removed in the summer ? I do not want to have to use air conditioning for cooling, but just fans. I am also concerned about mice getting in insulation. I have to set mice traps every fall.

The insulation should be durable and be able to last whether left on or stored someplace
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