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Old 11-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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As I was installing some wire into the yurt I had to move some things away from the wall and discovered some pretty significant wet spots and then behind the windows-- I have "real" framed windows that appear to be leaking. I can't find an obvious leak but as I pulled out the

insulation

it was clearly wet
So now I have the

insulation

outside of the skirting instead of inside between the lattice and the skirting.
Since snow is predicted next week I cant very well air it out.
Very disheartening!

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #2
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This was in another post, but maybe it might be helpful for you?

Use of Mold Off Mold Removal Product In Now Popular Yurts Spiking According to Grawood Enterprises - SFGate
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Jafo,
thanks for the tip. I will be getting some today!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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New here, but I hope to change that.

I used to live in an old uninsulated house in Montana, and when we started to move the furniture for a change in the middle of winter, (cabin fever can make you do funny things), we found there was mold on the walls behind the dressers and such in the cooler rooms that had outside walls.

We talked to the landlady about it and she said it was not a new thing, all the old houses she had grown up in did the same. She said move the furniture out and scrub the mold off, I think she said use vinegar, and then put a fan in the room until the wall was good and dry and then keep the furniture a couple of inches from the wall. She suggested we put a piece of 2x4 against the wall so that things didn't get pushed back. I think that is actually only 1.5 inches.

Tried it. Sure enough, it was not a problem after that. It is all about air circulation and keeping

moisture

from building up on the wall.

I don't know if this helps, but it is cheap and easy to try. I will be adding an introduction and some other ideas a little later.

Good Luck

Rod
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