Fidget Wigglesworth wrote:GOOD NEWS + ONE LAST QUESTION
- We successfully built the yurt yesterday. It was an amazing feeling. When we trapped our friend inside and got the roof on the walls, and it all seemed to click together in place, a sudden weight flew off my shoulders and the dust on my fingertips started to tingle that much more... i cant believe we'll be inside of it on the playa in less than 7 days Thankyou for all of your help. I don't think we could have done it so seamlessly (no pun intended) without you. Yes, it is a magical feeling to see that silver roof shine.
- SO... one last question about the Ring and Tape Anchors. I read that for the tension ring at the end, you just run the tape all the way around the yurt , a single unbroken strand... and that when we get to the tape anchors "we have a choice."
But do we really? Can we actually go over or under? If the anchors are positioned about six inches below the ground edge of the isosceles triangles, where the split in the two boards is, then wont these be taped to/over the edge of the panels? Therefore getting in the way of the tension ring? Or do they not connect the walls and the roof. Where does it stop then?
And so the only real option is over the tape which "holds the tape anchors, so that the actual plastic tubes stick out just under the tension ring" - however, then is the seal on these parts of the roof/wall edge really intact? Seems like somethings missing.
Can you incredible folks help us out?
Thanks so much! so soon....
Fidget Wigglesworth wrote:Hey lucky - what kind of paint did you use?
And also - any advice on how the tension ring of tape goes around (over/under) the anchors - this doesn't make total sense in my head and the sites/wiki's don't really address this directly.
ratkins wrote:... wish I'd never bothered even trying to use foil tape for edging, it was way too narrow and I had to go over most of them with 3" tape...
playa hanjin wrote:...Is it a dumb idea to strap the hexayurt, bareback, to the top...
playa hanjin wrote:Am I crazy to hold out for a roof rack?
A Jester wrote:I couldn't find a supplier I liked for the bi-directional tape, so i ended up using FSK tape.
Something very similar to http://www.venturetape.com/pdfs/datashe ... %20TDS.pdf
It looks like the adhesion is about 25% lower (75 oz/sq in compared to 100 oz/sq inch) but I don't think that's going to be a major issue if I can get a continuous length over the top.
I can get this tape through work, so it's a lot cheaper for me than the other stuff.
I'll let you know how it holds up!
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Aviax wrote:Any reports on how the H13's or any of the other gabled yurts held up?
Julie Danger wrote:Hi again, hexayurters,
I am making a little mini-roof to playa-test a variety of tapes this year. I'm looking to improve upon the bidirectional filament tape. It would appear that this proabably can't be done more cheaply, but considering I've seen what 3-4 weeks of playa weather can do to the bi-fil tape, which means adding foil tape or something similar to UV-protect it, I'm throwing cost to the winds.
If anyone has tape they think would work and would like to attempt to get it into my hands for this burn, please contact me. Of course I leave on Friday so I will need to connect w/ you out there.
deutlich wrote:MAN is this thread helpful. I don't own a tent at all and frankly if I'm going to BM I may as well bust out all the building I can possibly fathom. So, a yurt it will be in 2012. Transporting from DC and storage will be a WHOLE other bag of apples but that's all right. I imagine something will iron itself out.
Given the tape deteriorates in UV rays, I'll probably stick to taping the edges here and then shipping it and taping it together there. I'm all of 5'3 so that 4' yurt will probably do me just fine!
Anyone ever worried about people actually walking IN to their yurt? (I'm assuming I'd be going solo and I guess I'm just mildly worried someone would walk in on me or something. (probably just Burgin paranoia)
jkisha wrote:I don't know why you'd think someone would walk into your yurt and not worry about them walking into your tent. IMHO you'll have a lot more privacy and less chance of people barging in with a yurt.
The folding design, regardless of the UV degradation, might be a better option for you, especially if you're coming alone. They are definitely easier to setup on the playa, especially is you need assistance (which you will) from neighbors in setting the roof.
jkisha wrote:Actually, the UV degradation of the tape is the main flaw in the folding Hexayurt design. If you have to replace the tape each year, I'm having a hard time justifying the extra work involved in the folding design only to have to redo it each year anyway.
Now if I ever find a bidirectional filament tape that is designed to resist UV radiation, I'd change my mind rather quickly.