Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

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Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby mindbomb » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:08 pm

Do you guys think an Hexayurt with 3/4" walls will be good enough (assuming just a very basic swamp cooler and fan - no A/C)?

Will/Won't isolate me from the heat well enough?

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby Token » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:17 pm

Sure, will be plenty cool.

Problem is it may collapse with the first wind storm.

3/4 thick is a bit wimpy.

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby burner von braun » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:19 pm

I'd be more concerned about the structural integrity, especially if you're building any of the larger sized yurts like the H-12. You are using boards made of 'polyiso' material right?

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby Shoeshine » Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:49 pm

not in a decent wind. 1" thick minimum for structural integrity like BvB said for the smaller models 1.5" is even better for full size yurts. I know the panels are more expensive, but what is the cost savings when it crumples on day 2?
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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby mindbomb » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:50 am

Even if I anchor it by rope halo to 6 rebars? Maybe I'll use the PVC-tape-loop technique instead...

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby burner von braun » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:37 am

The thing is mindbomb, the boards themselves, at only 3/4" thickness, could snap or buckle in the wind.

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby Zachwilliams » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:51 pm

I use the 6' stretch design with 3/4" walls and have had no problems.

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby mindbomb » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Thanks for the reassurance @zachwilliams - was it also naturally cool and nice inside? or do you run an A/C?

OK, will bring my tent as well as this yurt, just for backup I guess..

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Re: Hexayurt with 3/4" walls

Postby Zachwilliams » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:35 pm

[quote="mindbomb"]Thanks for the reassurance @zachwilliams - was it also naturally cool and nice inside? or do you run an A/C?

OK, will bring my tent as well as this yurt, just for backup I guess..[/quote]

Your welcome.

It was naturally cooler, however unless you have some type of cooling mechanism; swamp cooler, A/C, or fan(s), it will heat up during the day. I use the figjam swamp cooler design, and 4" cargo straps across in two locations for anchoring. Additionally since the 6' stretch is shaped somewhat aerodynamically, I face the pointed side of the yurt to the predominate wind direction of Southwest, and park my car behind it and have a monkey hut for my front. Again; my experience is with the 6' stretch, larger yurt styles may warrant the additional thickness for better stability.

Hope that helps.


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