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by bhearn
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Great idea for getting the angles correct, AND in cutting them correctly. And easily? Well there are many harder ways to do it, anyway. :-) I got the idea from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5Xe0cJNCTo In my case it was not quite as smooth as in the video, as I was reusing panels with exist...
by bhearn
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

krly wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Bob, a bit off topic...buy do you know what size Kodiak tent that was next to you ? Thanks.......
I do, because I used the same tent before my wife said we NEED something cooler and I switched to the yurt. Footprint is 10'x10'.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001O02TK4
by bhearn
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Home safe and sound now; it survived unscathed. Space/usability was excellent. The only minor issue is that the velcro adhesive came loose in a couple of places. Not enough to cause any problems, and it was easily reattached, but I was warned it is heat sensitive. An additional adhesive (E6000 was r...
by bhearn
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Three days in, so far so good! I arrived after the big whiteout, but we had a fair amount of wind today.

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by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Neat shot. Same stacking, but a lot of panels going on with some odd joins and one extremely involved corner. The stacking is interesting, and I've just realized since breaking it down that I think there's a better way to do it. It's currently in four folding sections: walls ABCDE, front/top PQR, a...
by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

I WOULD take two precut 2"x2" or 2"x3" , one for each panel to each side of the door, and tape it top to bottom with hexayurt tape , inside the yurt , right up the middle on that green line that splits "A" vertically . Sorry, 2x2 or 2x3 what? Plywood? Panel? Tape? Inches, or feet? I will have lots ...
by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

... I like. Do you have an inside shot with something inside to give us a reference to its size? If not, make sure to bring that back from the playa! Thank you. I will have to digest all this bit by bit, but I will comment that the vertical stacking I used is the same as in an H13. I am expecting i...
by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Canoe wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:10 am
Do aluminum foil tape the edges of the panels against MOOP, and breathing that crap.
Oh yeah it's all taped. But I hate to think how much I breathed in building it. :(
by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

I like it except for that roof panel. The H12 can't really be screwed up if you can successfully cut a rectangle diagonally. The plywood door panel helps with the lack of a yurt band. It's not hard to mark and cut those pieces. I figured the exact dimensions in the CAD layout. But that is the least...
by bhearn
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

Re: The 5-1/2 yurt

Interesting. Classic hexayurts have the powerband of their strong tape running all around the top of the wall. And they don't need bevels. Make sure you post back what you thought of it on the playa. Yeah. I'd be lying if I said I weren't a little nervous. I don't know whether the bevels are overki...
by bhearn
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: The 5-1/2 yurt
Replies: 23
Views: 1179

The 5-1/2 yurt

After taking a hexayurt last year (bought from Reno Hexayurt), I decided to try to my hand at a new design. What I came up with has: – Twice as much area above 6' as a hexayurt – Full-height door, in a 4x8 plywood sheet – Velcro assembly, no taping / cutting on playa – Single-person assembly* * tech...
by bhearn
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Lag bolts in store

I cancelled the order and ordered the 3/8. 3/4 wouldn't fit through my chain links. Or grommets in aluminet. Using ratchet straps to anchor the yurt -- I can just hook one end through the chain link, no knots.
by bhearn
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Lag bolts in store

BBadger wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:06 am
Those are 3/4 x 14", 2x the diameter, which is why they're so expensive for 10x. The 3/8 x14" versions are about that price for 50x.
Oooooops. Thank you!
by bhearn
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag bolts in store
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Lag bolts in store

There are these, 10 of 3/8 x 14" for $70. But I think I got the last ones that would arrive before Burning Man. And still a ridiculous price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003Q ... TF8&psc=1
by bhearn
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Painted yurt?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Painted yurt?

Thanks all. Decisions, decisions!
by bhearn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Painted yurt?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Painted yurt?

OK thanks. Any moop issues? My yurt assembles with velcro, so tape is not an issue.

Can you recommend a spray paint?
by bhearn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 100482

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

We used both the Ryobi impact driver and impact wrench at our camp last year and they worked great. The wrench has more torque, so if all you're using it for is driving lag screws at the Burn, get that one. The driver also screws stuff in (it needs an adapter to make it into the square drive that i...
by bhearn
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Painted yurt?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Painted yurt?

Has anyone tried painting their yurt panels white? I would hate to be the guy that mooped up the playa with paint flakes after a dust storm. So, any tips on paint selection or sealant would be appreciated. Why would I want to do that, you say; isn't the aluminum panel coating reflective enough? Here...
by bhearn
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Looks Great! I like! The dry air will help a lot. More importantly, you've taken the steps to avoid passing hot dusty air. (and depending on RH and temps, 7 could easily be the max obtainable when you measured) You've covered the key details, and you understand the 'why', in case you have to mod it...
by bhearn
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks guys!
by bhearn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

So you've got to look at: inadequate gap, dry corners at the end, possible leak past the lid to the interior negative pressure volume. OK, I did everything you suggested, basically rebuilt the interior... It appears to help slightly. Before I had a 5.6° drop; now I have 7°. I'm out of time, so this...
by bhearn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Note: those pumps do work but sometimes (as I found) they don't have enough pressure if you have holes in your tubing that are too large. What will happen is that the holes close to the intake will release most of the water, and the other holes will not spray any. The 10-gauge wire FIGJAM uses is a...
by bhearn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

That's why we use a return air register instead of holes for the unicooler. It keeps the water flowing to the inside while providing max air flow. It looks like you will have air flowing OVER your pvc which will Not let the cooler work at its best. Are you talking to me? The walls of the Genuine Jo...
by bhearn
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Gotcha. Will report back.
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

That might work with the fan on low. But due to using a limited area of the pad, it won't cool as well as a bucket cooler. I'm not following this... what do you mean by a limited area of the pad? In principle, shouldn't this cool much more than a bucket cooler? Otherwise I'd just have built a bucke...
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thank you. I think the front lip seal is good, but will check. Good idea on the end caps. I was careful to extend the pad there to avoid a gap, but you're right, better if it's wet. The gap still looks sufficient to me at the top, but maybe is it not. I can keep the material from puckering out below...
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

You need to pay attention to the details... I've read this whole thread, but my cooler has issues, so fair enough... THE GAP IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT The gap provides ample air flow distributed inside the container to all of the pad area to meet the demand of the negative air pressure on the other...
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

I've got one low res evaporative cooling chart. According to it, you're showing around 1/2 the drop you'd expect (~9F). At playa humidity & temps, you should get more of a drop, but it appears there are issues. Figjam has already pointed out the need to have the pads away from the sides/holes. Your...
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

Bump... help? I head out for Reno on Wed. Need to get the cooler in playa shape tomorrow. Thanks for any insight. It's done!!! And... I *think* it works? The air feels cool/cold, but the thermometer says it's only dropping from 74.8°, 61% RH to 69.2°, 78.1% RH, even with the fan on high. Is that bec...
by bhearn
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 951955

Re: cooling your tent or van

It's done!!! And... I *think* it works? The air feels cool/cold, but the thermometer says it's only dropping from 74.8°, 61% RH to 69.2°, 78.1% RH, even with the fan on high. Is that because the air is not dry enough? Or do I have a problem? http://www.hearn.to/cool.JPG It's hard to know if I have i...

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