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Old 07-12-2018, 04:10 PM   #11
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Someone will be in touch.
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:30 AM   #12
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After looking at the photos I can see the issues you're having are nothing to do with

Colorado Yurts

.
The problem is someone has put in home-made wall panels, put it up slightly wrong, and done DIY-type work on everything else. I'm sure they were happy living with all that, but it seems you have different standards. Be prepared to pay a lot for someone else to fix your problem, and upgrade the place to your standards. Or educate yourself and do it yourself.

But it's a beautiful palace compared to my home-made yurt made of recycled scrap, which I live in!
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:18 AM   #13
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Looking at your photos, I'd suggest the following:
1. Measure the platform. The platform diameter needs to be the same size as the yurt. If it is smaller- that is your root problem.
2. If the platform is too small (and it appears to be), you will need to take down the yurt and re-build/re-size the platform to be the correct diameter.
3. When you re-pitch the yurt correctly, it will likely fix the issues you're having with the rafters and

dome

. The

dome

ring is probably off-level because of the other issues. The rafters are not always perfectly spaced in a properly-pitched yurt, by the way.
4. Many of the "improvements" done (the plywood wall board, etc) are not anything we provided and probably need to be removed.
5. If you find you need replacement parts, let us know. We can sell you what you need to make the yurt like new. I'll email you a price list for the common parts.
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:12 AM   #14
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Is this a wooden trellis frame, roof poles and crown with a canvas cover?
Get yourself a book, dismantle the thing and put it back up.
They were designed to be simple and you now own a yurt, so get learning!
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:50 AM   #15
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I haven't seen the photos. For a fact, on any traditional yurt, the bottom and top of the wall need to be the same diameter/circumference. The bottom of the wall needs to be circular, and preferably level.

If you get some inexperienced people in there, be aware removing/installing rafters they can fall out and hit somebody if the ring shifts or the wall deflects. All the fun of the 'work party' stops right there. I've built three yurts and got hit by rafters erecting the first, while screwing around not knowing what I was doing while trying to get the roof 'right'. Just sayin. Good luck.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:19 AM   #16
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I am so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to respond to this thread! Especially to those who actually looked at the pictures. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge and opinions. Looks like if we want it done "right" we'll have to take it down and start over! I'm sure I'll be back with more questions once we get things rolling. BTW Drunken Hobbit, New Zealand is a beautiful country, and the people are lovely! My husband and I were fortunate enough to visit last year and we loved it!
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:56 PM   #17
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New Zealand is paradise for sure. Never been there but watched plenty of Xena and Hercules TV series filmed on the north island back in the 90s. lol I had two college buddies in 1973 that planned to move there and start kiwi farm. Hopefully they did just that and are now retired fat cats. lol
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:51 PM   #18
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Here is a link to their album:

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Old 07-16-2018, 12:18 PM   #19
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In viewing your photos I noticed that your dome is only attached with black webbing straps, when it normally would be secured onto the

center ring

with springs. This is likely why your dome keeps shifting. Your yurt manufacturer should be able to provide you with the appropriate springs if they are nowhere to be found.
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