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by mikep_95133
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

If anyone is interested I am selling my Yurt and the shade structures. The Yurt has worked perfectly the last 2 years at BM. The shade structures are new for this year. Contact me if you are interested in not having to make your own Yurt. My Yurt has several unique features such as a ropeless anchor...
by mikep_95133
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

It was great meeting you too Connie. I love my yurt and shade structure to pieces! But I think a motorhome is in my future next year.

Mike
by mikep_95133
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

Hi Connie, I did see that yurt city. I spoke to the guys there. 38-40 yurts he told me. I think he said they were 1.5 or 2 inch foam boards. All exactly the same. Yeesh. There were a few yurts that lifted up and moved. Please look at my blog for how I did my anchoring. Zero movement in any direction...
by mikep_95133
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="burner von braun"]Hey all, got a question about yurt doors. I had intended to build a clever door with wood trim pieces and a latch and all, but I'm running out of time, so I'm having to cut back. (say no more, right?) So then..what is the basic preferred method to keep the door shut in plac...
by mikep_95133
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"][quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"] [img]http://rotordesign.com/bm/yurt/roofwallsetsfinished.jpg[/img][/quote] Mike, is this your design? I'd like to see it on the playa. Where will you be camping? JK[/quote] Yes JK. That's my folding yurt design. You walked in...
by mikep_95133
Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"] [img]http://rotordesign.com/bm/yurt/roofwallsetsfinished.jpg[/img][/quote] Mike, is this your design? I'd like to see it on the playa. Where will you be camping? JK[/quote] Yes JK. That's my folding yurt design. You walked into my yurt when I was not home in 200...
by mikep_95133
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="capjbadger"][quote="jkisha"][quote="kman"] Beveling is only needed if you're building a folding yurt for faster on-playa assembly. If you're doing all the taping on the playa, instead of just the last bits, mostly connecting the roof, there's no need to bevel unless you simply really like it...
by mikep_95133
Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="burner von braun"]Jkisha, after reading through a couple times I think I understand your flap(baffle) idea for your door, sounds good. What glue do you recomend for adhering to yurt boards?[/quote] I used Liquid Nails adhesive for gluing canvas to the Rmax boards on my yurt. The caulking tub...
by mikep_95133
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkey hut tarp mod for less wind loading concept.
Replies: 11
Views: 5347

Monkey hut tarp mod for less wind loading concept.

I am seriously thinking about building a monkey hut to add to my yurt. It seems to me that the parachute effect of the wind getting under the hut could easily be minimized by not using one solid tarp, but a minimum of 3 tarps overlapped like very long roof shingles. So if a 20 x 10 tarp is normally ...
by mikep_95133
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"] I am making sure that those who have not built any kind of a yurt, know there are other ways to build one successfully. To not be afraid to implement major changes as they see fit. I encourage them to be as diverse in their yurt building approach as they can. Th...
by mikep_95133
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"][quote="jkisha"]There is only one other thing I want to add about people modifying the basic design of the HexaYurt, especially door designs that cut into the roof, then I'll leave it alone: [b]The main thing that makes a Yurt a Yurt is the complete and uninterru...
by mikep_95133
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"]There is only one other thing I want to add about people modifying the basic design of the HexaYurt, especially door designs that cut into the roof, then I'll leave it alone: [b]The main thing that makes a Yurt a Yurt is the complete and uninterrupted tension band that goes around th...
by mikep_95133
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

Re: More on hexayurt ventilation - attic turbine?

[quote="Doctor Pancakes"]For the first two years I've had my hexayurt, I've used a solar panel/computer fan ventilation system in it (wish I could acknowledge the designer!) But I'm just not convinced that the amount of air it vents makes much difference. Anyone ever used one of these? [img]http://i...
by mikep_95133
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="jkisha"][quote="jkisha"][quote="mikep_95133"]We just put up our version of a HexaYurt for the first time yesterday! It took about 10 minutes. It took far more time to build at home than normal, but far less time to assemble at the playa. Please take a look. See you in a week! http://rotordes...
by mikep_95133
Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="zachass"][quote="mikep_95133"]We just put up our version of a HexaYurt for the first time yesterday! It took about 10 minutes. It took far more time to build at home than normal, but far less time to assemble at the playa. Please take a look. See you in a week! http://rotordesign.com/bm/ Mik...
by mikep_95133
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

We just put up our version of a HexaYurt for the first time yesterday! It took about 10 minutes. It took far more time to build at home than normal, but far less time to assemble at the playa. Please take a look. See you in a week!

http://rotordesign.com/bm/

Mike
by mikep_95133
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

Hi All, I'm made some fair progress on the one giant piece folding K-Hinge Hexayurt. Not sure what to call it for now. Tonight I drew up a Hexayurt in CAD. That way it's easier to show how the hatches can be opened. Tons of detail on the blog. I hope I get this beast done soon! I 'm worried that I w...
by mikep_95133
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="SilverOrange"]That looks like a great idea Mike! I hope you come back and let us know how it worked.[/quote]

I certainly will!

Mike
by mikep_95133
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

Re: ?

[quote="stack"]could you sandwich the foam board between some cardboard? those hinges look good btw...[/quote]

Thanks!

You could if you wanted too.

Mike
by mikep_95133
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 266493

[quote="klondike_bar"]well i went on my home depot shopping spree today, and came home with 150' of bright pink/yellow nylon rope, various bungee cables from 10"-4' long, a ton of zipties, some red sheathing tape (apparently super-strong, they didnt know of filament tape), some ducttape, and 6 24' r...
by mikep_95133
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power on the Playa
Replies: 60
Views: 22874

I have some smaller 75 amps Anderson's. But will get a set of the SB120's. At 48-56 volts, depending on the solar batteries impedance I could charge at a higher rate, probably 20-30 amps from the 48-56v source. I'd just have to sit there are watch my packs and shut them off at 36 volts. Even a sizea...
by mikep_95133
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power on the Playa
Replies: 60
Views: 22874

Thanks wk. Having power helps immensely. Are you located anywhere near the AEZ?

Mike
by mikep_95133
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power on the Playa
Replies: 60
Views: 22874

Thanks Brandon. I'm well versed in Lithium. These are not the volatile cells.

I hope to even have watts for you to hog! I suspect we are going to be utilizing other group's power. That was not my goal, but it may be all I'm left with for the first year at BM. See you there!

Mike
by mikep_95133
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power on the Playa
Replies: 60
Views: 22874

[quote="wkorthof"]Good point. Maybe people should stick with generators. [/quote] I hear you wkorthof! I was planning on bringing a generator, but decided one of my gifting avenues is to not bring a generator, but to find power another way. Right now I have a self balancing scooter that needs 120vac...
by mikep_95133
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurt quick assembly hardware?
Replies: 4
Views: 920

HexaYurt quick assembly hardware?

Hi all, My newbie goal when building a foamboard/honeycomb Yurt is to not use tape. Man is that stuff pricey. I was hoping to use hardware store parts that basically allow the structure to be assembled without tape. I think it can be made to seal well enough between edges with weather stripping to k...

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