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The Yurt Lives! [Jun. 18th, 2007|10:14 pm]



Made it up to the Yurt for the first time since the Nov. 6th storms, thanks to Bob Brown, Murray Pacific Timber Co., and the ever- Intrepid Ed Book. The Yurt survived its Winter of Abandonment in fine shape. We went up from the town of Mineral through Murray-Pacific timberland over nineteen miles of logging roads; most of it in impressively good shape, as mountain logging roads go. Took us an hour on the dot to get to there from MIneral in the Edmobile.
The place was remarkably clean and free of rodent spoor &spawn. After getting the fireplace and stove working, we were glad to discover that the Yurt proved to be as weather-proof as ever, as we hunkered down through some pounding rains throughout the night.


From: (Anonymous)
2013-10-04 05:55 pm (UTC)
What kind of wood stove do you guys use? I ran across your post doing a search for wood stoves, because I added one to my cabin in hopes of heating it. Turns out that it didn't do the trick til I added a stove top fan. I am looking for real people who use them and can tell me if the ones at stovetopfanreviews are right about the best ones.
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[User Picture]From: yurtmeister
2013-10-06 12:45 am (UTC)
We no longer have a woodstove; the management of the trail system that owns the Yurt mandated it be replaced with propane. They've cycled through several different fireplaces, none of which have proved effective without electricity for a fan. The upstairs propane fireplace heats the main space just fine, but nothing works in the basement, (the only place we've used wood for heat.)
There are a lot of factors in the design and installation that determine how well a stove works. In the pursuit of safety, most modern stoves require fans to be efficeint. If there's a shell over your stove top ("safety" feature to prevent burns to toddlers), the heat-powered stove top fans won't work as well, if at all. If you have a hot stove top, they work well.
A good source of info, parts, and accessories is www.Lehmans.com They're a hardware store that serves the world's largest Amish community. They have excellent and (last I checked) free wood stove tech support.

Edited at 2013-10-06 12:46 am (UTC)
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