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Old 09-04-2022, 08:18 AM   #11
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Yes, I haven't seen those. Are they common?
I believe, that Pacific Yurt is offering electric

dome

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However, I can't think why you'd want to open the crown when it's sealed inside with plastic.
Of course, but I imagine I would not use a sealed plastic.
Instead I would prefer an acrylic plate which can be removed in warm times and the plate should have as well an possibility to open it on demand.

So I can open both - the

dome

AND the plate - to get fully fresh air ventilation for some times during the day....
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I believe, that Pacific Yurt is offering electric dome openers.

Yes, I have one and they work great.
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All good suggestions. However, It sounds like the original poster was looking for a low cost solution. I imagine heat shrink clear window film might be the cheapest possible solution.
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....It sounds like the original poster was looking for a low cost solution. ....
But sometimes a seemingly cost-effective solution turns out to be an expensive one.

And in this case - if one of the biggest problems in Yurt living, the mold growth, due to too little fresh air circulation is arising - it could become considerably more cost-intensive for its elimination. than if you create a workable solution right from the start.

From the unpleasant situation of having to fight with mold, I do not want to start now.....
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But sometimes a seemingly cost-effective solution turns out to be an expensive one.

And in this case - if one of the biggest problems in Yurt living, the mold growth, due to too little fresh air circulation is arising - it could become considerably more cost-intensive for its elimination. than if you create a workable solution right from the start.

From the unpleasant situation of having to fight with mold, I do not want to start now.....
Fair point. Mold is not an issue in Mongolia. But I concede it would be in the UK (and other places around the world). Cumbria, UK, is a very rainy region.
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You can have mold issues even in dry areas if your yurt doesn't breathe properly unfortunately. We have seen this many times here in the forum over the years when people get overzealous with insulating their yurts or when they create a lot of

moisture

inside the yurt (propane, bathing, cooking, etc..).

In my opinion, mold is the #1 thing you need to be looking for in a yurt. If you ventilate properly, you will be fine, but if you lock it up tight, it won't matter if you are in the desert somewhere, it will begin to grow.
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You can have mold issues even in dry areas if your yurt doesn't breathe properly unfortunately.
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In my opinion, mold is the #1 thing you need to be looking for in a yurt. If you ventilate properly, you will be fine, but if you lock it up tight, it won't matter if you are in the desert somewhere, it will begin to grow.
This POV is shared by an Kazakh Yurt producer I spoke in the past.

And its the reason, why he is using mostly synthetic

insulation

instead sheep wool. It has reduced the number of sad customers....
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W. Hodding Carter wore forty pounds of sopping wet wool, and stayed quite warm crossing the north Atlantic from Greenland to Canada, in a recreated 55' Viking longboat. He details the wool clothing he wore during the adventure in his book, "A Viking Voyage'. I highly recommend that read.

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Also wool clothing is still a big player in todays synthetic clothing outdoor wear.
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W. Hodding Carter wore forty pounds of sopping wet wool, and stayed quite warm crossing the north Atlantic from Greenland to Canada, in a recreated 55' Viking longboat.
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Also wool clothing is still a big player in todays synthetic clothing outdoor wear.
Of course, Bob, but its a big difference to wear wool clothing, which are permanently again & again in contact with fresh air - they can get wet and dont loose their characteristics (see sheep on the meadow - they never mold ), or to have wool as wall

insulation

- always on the same place - which has not ventilation.....
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