On Jan 4, 2008
1. Can an 18 ft. yurt/dome be kept warm with an electric radiator heater when the temperature is in the lower 20s or upper teens?
The answer is yes, with a large enough heater. How large… can’t say… but it would only take a small wood stove. Electric heat is expensive but if you are willing to sit in front of a radiant heater you can heat your body but not the whole dome’s air. Another issue with radiant heater is that many are not “vented” and will add moisture and carbon dioxide to the air in your dome. For these reasons you should use a vented heater.
2. Would a lining be necessary to keep it warm at these temperatures?
Adding a liner will save fuel but with a big enough heater you will not need a liner.
3. I am interested in your “extra strong” version. If I understand correctly it does not have windows. Can it be made with windows?
The Extra Strong has 4 translucent windows that let through more light than glass (yet you can not see clearly through it). If you want to see out, order your dome standard which comes with clear vinyl windows.