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A Hexayurt on the Playa.
Courtesy of Vinay
We received an email inviting us to visit Vinay's page on the hexayurt he constructed on the playa in 2003. We had a couple of questions which Vinay answered in a follow up email.
The construction detail for the hexayurt are at http://mindismoving.org/hexayurt/. Vinay's answers to our questions are --
- it was held down with guy lines running from the roof line to the ground, connected to 17" steel military surplus tent stakes. It survived the dust storm without even wobbling.
- It was cool in the day time: most of the sunlight was bouncing off the foil, and the 1" thick cardboard is a pretty good insulator. With a garden sprayer running inside, it actually got *cold* in there, even in the heat of the day!
- the tape was 3M 890 strand tape, which is rated to 200F. I got it specifcally because of the problems I'd had with duct tapes in previous years.
Copyright © 2003 Vinay.
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