Hexayurt question: reflecting the sun on campmates?

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Hexayurt question: reflecting the sun on campmates?

Postby Lucidvegas » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:43 am

Hello all. I just finessed taping all the areas I needed to tape before I start working on hinges. I have the panels sitting against the fence....and I've noticed how bright these things get!!! I'm wondering how awful is it to have a yurt in camp? Is it a solar death ray during the day?

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Re: Hexayurt question: reflecting the sun on campmates?

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:29 am

I wonder who goes out and cleans these off after a dust storm -- physics undergrads?

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Re: Hexayurt question: reflecting the sun on campmates?

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:35 am

Lucidvegas wrote:Hello all. I just finessed taping all the areas I needed to tape before I start working on hinges. I have the panels sitting against the fence....and I've noticed how bright these things get!!! I'm wondering how awful is it to have a yurt in camp? Is it a solar death ray during the day?

Just curious.

Nope. It's never been a problem. We had ten or twelve yurts in our camp last year and no reflectivity problems at all. Though I understand your concern, we worried about that the first year too, but it's totally unfounded and in my opinion that caveat should be removed from the Hexayurt apropedia page.
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Re: Hexayurt question: reflecting the sun on campmates?

Postby Korwedge » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:52 pm

Plus after the first day or two, the panels get coated in playa dust, which greatly reduces the reflectivity anyway.
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