3. I am thinking I am going to use 1/2" board for it rather than 1". Everyone says no real reason to use 1" but I would HATE to make a mistake that made me pay for another full set of boards.
maladroit wrote:Just chiming in to agree that 1/2" board is too weak. One vertical face could be experiencing over a ton of wind load at times.
I built a standard H12 hexayurt using 2" side walls and 1-1/2" roof panels, and still felt like I needed to be careful with it during taping and construction. I'd be afraid of snapping a 1/2" wall like a graham cracker just getting it from the store to my trailer.
ProfessorChaos wrote:Do I need this much room?
Do you think one swamp cooler running off a deep cycle marine battery will be enough
asr9754 wrote:1 swamp cooler should be enough, as long as you get the correct fan model and pump as specified in Figjam's excellent thread. My campmates who used different fans did not have the coldness my "official" Figjam spec'd model. And the hexayurt has to have a vent for the swamp cooler to function properly. A yurt sealed tight will not cool very well--this may be counter-intuitive based on how a normal AirCond or a Refrigerator works, but the Swamp Cooler operates on a different principle. There's a detailed thread on this somewhere and how to build the optimal vent while minimizing dust re-entry---Something about hanging a vent pipe inside the yurt roof. Campmates who didn't put in a vent regretted not having one for foul smells and general ventilation as well.
ProfessorChaos wrote:Hey there fancy pants....you have my attention. Forget the wings, can anyone find this thread? Should the swamp cooler be inside or outside and how do I place a vent in this thing????
watchyourfeet wrote:Last year I camped near a group that brought a hexyurt with 4 or 5 sleeping wings, made out of 1" r-max. They built it extremely well and were very smart with their anchors and I thought it felt as solid as any other shade/sleeping structure I saw out there. They actually told me to try and break it. I didn't, but I did watch it very closely during the highest winds we saw last year, and it was really impressed. My camp is actually planning on doing something similar this year if we can ever get our act together.
Point is, think about how you're going to anchor it down and keep the wings attached to the core yurt. Consider ever scenario, wind speed/direction, drunk people stumbling into it, etc, and it should be fine.
As far as how much space you need, that will depend on what you're gonna be doing in there
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