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Old 07-04-2017, 06:00 PM   #1
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Restoring the yurt on our property. The foundation has settled on one side (the other is concrete). Removed the tilted chimney and found this. Looking for suggestions on how to fix this. Thanks!

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Old 07-04-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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Restoring an old yurt. Foundation is half concrete and half wood, which has settled. Removed the leaning chimney and found this mess. Looking for suggestions on causes and fixes. Thanks!

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I'm speechless. lol All I can say is Wow.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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I'm speechless. lol All I can say is Wow.
Well, not exactly the response I was hoping for! But you didn't suggest we tear it down, so that's good.

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Looks more like a DIY permanent frame yurt, with moderately-sized metal brackets holding the crown ring together. As long as you don't put much load on the roof, you could probably jack the center up until it's even then install unbent hardware. But if things bent like that in the first place, the metal bits/connections may have been unsized in the first place...
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Looks more like a DIY permanent frame yurt, with moderately-sized metal brackets holding the crown ring together. As long as you don't put much load on the roof, you could probably jack the center up until it's even then install unbent hardware. But if things bent like that in the first place, the metal bits/connections may have been unsized in the first place...
Do you think the silver ring was installed to be load bearing or otherwise structural, or is it just to hold the chimney pipes? We are thinking that the problem was caused primarily by the foundation settling but there was also a chimney fire that burned the roof joists and was not properly repaired that may have contributed to the problem as well

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Hmm hard to tell completely, but it looks structural to me just from what I understand of yurts. The compression ring up to holds all the weight coming in from the tension (outside cable or structure). It is pretty important.

Curious if there was any other venting in this roof? Looks like there were

moisture

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Hmm hard to tell completely, but it looks structural to me just from what I understand of yurts. The compression ring up to holds all the weight coming in from the tension (outside cable or structure). It is pretty important.

Curious if there was any other venting in this roof? Looks like there were

moisture

issues, which is why I ask.
No venting and definitely moisture issues. Still working on stopping the rain from coming in. Roof will most likely be fully recovered-decked.

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:23 PM   #9
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Seeing as you have a hard roof, definitely consider venting it. It is a common issue with fabric yurts that people over-insulate and then found mold/moisture as a problem. Of course, popping a vent in a fabric roof is not very practical. Your set up though, should allow this. I would also suggest exposing rafters as much as possible (it looks like you have).

If venting is absolutely out of the question, then you will need some whole-house dehumidifier at least. This forum is full of moisture threads.
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Old 07-05-2017, 06:42 PM   #10
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Thanks! Good to know. I'm sure we can vent the roof. Thinking about a metal roof.

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