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10' Hexayurt

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[[File:IMG_4699.JPG]]<br />Above: an H15 at Burning Man, ugly truck and bike shown included for scale. Notice that a couple of roof panels have logos showing (oops), but that the tape- hinges are all covered with 6" foil tape to make them last even after baking in the desert sun for many years of Burning Man.
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This is not as elegant Given a design as choice between the H13and H15, but it's the H15 is more structurally sound, given that your tape-ring is not cut into with the addition of the door, and it's symmetrical on all axes. The roof hinges are the same as the classic 8' hexayurt, each of the 6 wall panels have the 2' addition either hinged on, or taped on one once you hit playa.
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It would appear H15's have survived [http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs642.snc4/60205_463122598071_546703071_6512076_6776629_n.jpg at Burning Man], and were playa tested in the nasty 2012 winds. Even the H15's made with 1" thick panels survivedstood solidly. FYI, Julie Danger camps in an H15 made with 1" thick panels...but really, 1.5 thick panels would be better for this increased height. For the ''best'' structural stability, you would stagger the 2' addition top and bottom when you build the walls, and it would still ship in the 4'x8' stack. However, that's a lot of extra on-playa work that no one is willing to do...if you can ship and store the yurt in a 6x8' stack, definitely stagger each wall section. If you're going to be lazy and make 4 pre-folded wall sections, be sure that your 2x8' wall additions are staggered (see PDF 'front and back view').
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'''Follow PDF''' for the 6'x8' variety, aka the best structural integrity: [[http://www.appropedia.org/File:6x8_H15_Hexayurt_instructional.pdf]]<br />'''Follow this PDF''' for the lazy, less stable, but successfully playa tested H15, with 4 wall sections (most common version seen on-playa): [[http://www.appropedia.org/File:Danger_H15_Hexayurt_instructional_2013.pdf]]
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