Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

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Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby justinw » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:55 pm

For those of you who have burned with a yurt before, how necessary would you rate the reinforced door designs? We were planning to just use a tape hinge and velcro, and possibly add wood reinforcement on the lip at the base of the door. I'm not convinced any of the reinforcements are necessary, but obviously haven't spent a week on the playa going in and out...

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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby jkisha » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:07 pm

We've done yurts for several years and have never reinforced the doors on any of them. Have never had one break and one of the yurts has made four trips to the playa and is ready for the fifth. Our doors are cut to leave 6" at the top and they go all the way down to the bottom. (i.e. the height of the doors are 3' 6" on 4' high walls and 5' 6" on 6' walls.
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby justinw » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:20 pm

Awesome, thanks JK! See you on the Playa...
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby lucky420 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:32 pm

Ditto on what jk said
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby CFresh » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:14 pm

your suggestion then is to not have a little bottom "kick" panel to keep the wall's structural integrity? building my first 6'.
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby lucky420 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:18 pm

The little kick panel would become the trip panel...
And a pain in the ass. Its really not needed
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby CFresh » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:59 pm

great, I had read about reinforcing the "trip" panel but I'm running out of time and don't really want to go into that.
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Re: Yurt Doors -- Reinforced or Not????

Postby jkisha » Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:13 pm

lucky420 wrote:The little kick panel would become the trip panel...
And a pain in the ass. Its really not needed

Definitely second that!
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