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    4 Responses to New hexayurt models online.

    1. October 28, 2007 at 1:14 am

      Very cool. Any idea if the longer models will hold up under their own weight without any additional structure under the roof?

    2. October 28, 2007 at 1:25 am

      They’ll be fine for weight – the panels weigh only a few pounds each. But wind or snow?

      I just don’t know. My guess is that in polyiso, if you get a strong wind on those, the building will flex, tending to tear the tape off the surface of the panel. But all this big hexayurt stuff is super-experimental :)

      The 8′ hexayurt is really the Perfect Hexayurt – all the others are just variations on that perfect platonic theme.

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    4. December 27, 2007 at 7:28 pm

      Hi, Vinay-
      - George and I worked on a scaled pentayurt a couple of times- only got the walls; still struggling to do the roof.
      - came in here to say sorry for delay and I see that someone did it and got you the 9′ 9″ measurement that you were looking for.
      - it was no waste of time for us. we like learning SketchUp. don.

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