cullen wrote:i have a door question i noticed some used a box shape fore the door and modified the roof to make it fit.
wouldn't that catch the wind more? has anyone tried a triangle piece instead of a box? i don't think it would catch the wind as much.
sort of a modified igloo look.
Toolmaker wrote:somekind wrote:Pics or it didn't happen.
Whats this mean? Are you trying to imply that folks don't bring air/swamp coolers out to BM?
Sail Man wrote:
Personally, i wouldn't mind seeing pics either, a visual aid always helps when ur contemplating one for urself.
guonbeeman wrote:Just wanted to say that this is an awesome thread for someone like myself who is seriously considering building a Hexayurt for next year. Thank you!!
cullen wrote:yurt village.
The evaporation at a swamp cooler should be taking place at the pad that where the moisture enters the system. It should be blowing cool damp air into the yurt. If you were going to put a vent at the peak of the roof you could potentially put a damp swamp cooler pad at your air intake without needing a second fan.
Well Shoes, my thoughts on this set up. The Rule blower is a good brand/buy. My concern though is I dont think it was designed to operate with the amount of resistance the filter would give it. I would be worried that you would overheat the motor and burn it up. With 2 of the filters, 140$ and the blower at 20$ your talking 160$ so why not just go with a solar powered vent http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|6880|45749|320600&id=%20860961 120$ from defender.com and install a furnace style filter along the side for intake?
klondike_bar wrote:im a first timer, and the more research i do, the more the hexayurt looks like it would be far superior to a tent.
a few questions arrise:
a) it essentially appears to be constructed of [special] cardboard and tape. Is it that simplistic/lightweight?
b) should it be premade and unfolded on site, or constructed on site (ideally with help of experienced burners)
c) if it rains and the playa becomes a mudpit, how do you keep the interior dry? I saw that blue tarp was used, but rain would land on it and roll underthe walls?
Clown Shoes wrote:I have an idea I want to bounce off you all and see what you think. BM 09 will be my first time and I'm going with a Hexayurt. What I was thinking of using for ventilation is a 12v inline bilge blower and a cone style car air filter on the roof. The blower neck will protrude thru a hole from under the roof, taped to seal out dust, the cone filter will clamp onto the blower neck above the roof line. Here's some pictures of the parts I'm talking about:
The parts in these links are way expensive but they're just examples. I was thinking if you have two filters mounted on the roof one attached to the blower with the blower moving air out of the hexayurt, the other mounted the same but without a blower, you'd get a clean source of circulating air at the roof line.
In addition, setting up a homemade 12v bilge blower swamp cooler out side of the yurt. It would draw it's air thru a tube running from the side wall of the yurt and return the output air back into the yurt with another tube.
My hope is that the evaporation cooling effect would take place in the mid-line area of the yurt. Giving you constant cooling at about head level.
What do you think?
klondike_bar wrote:sorry for asking answered questions JK, im a slow learner at times.
my real concern is/was that the entire stucture appears to be built of lightwieght panels and tape, with no obvious fortification.
my plan (upon the arrival of spring-time weather) is to try and build one and figure out the best way to transport it atop a car in the smallest possible form, yet be able to reconstruct quickly as possible.
Turnip wrote:My group of four people are considering bringing a yurt for BM 09.
What size would you recommend for 4 people?
Also, what did you use to make sure it doesn't blow away in the wind?
I'm told regular tent stakes don't work on the playa, so did you just use the bent re bar?
We were thinking for out first time we'd just build a medium sized yurt, then bring a small tent for storage.
What's your number one tip when it comes to using a yurt? =]