Hey Guys - I noticed a reference to Hexacomb (basically kraft paper skins with more kraft paper made up as hex-comb centers - where the foam would be) sheets as being more environmentally friendly and politically correct (if you give Boise-Cascade higher marks than Dow). What I'd like to know more about is the relative safety of this type of product. Seems like there could be a lot of bedevilment in the details, so a fast answer seems less likely. That said, does anyone have any experience of any kind with this product? There's apparently a barrier to using it. The person mentioning it (sorry - I can't find that post now) noted that a large order would need to be made to get any of this material, so I am also trying to gauge interest.
Overall, it seems clear that there's a need to educate burners contemplating or already using hexayurts in their safe use. The whole image of a yurt turning into a 10,000 degree oven in seconds is scary. Obviously, covering over/not using the bi-directional tape is a good first move but any heat source that could initiate core foam combustion creates a serious risk. Other structures may be equally problematic. Tents, even nominally fire-retardant ones, might behave badly fanned by high winds. So here's where artist/maker "let's try this new approach" stuff meets reality. It's new; it's untested. One good thing (theoretically) about commercialized products is that they're made by deep pockets - people/orgs with (hopefully) serious things to loose by putting people at risk. Where is/where should Burningman be on that continuum (artist/maker vs. commercial/mfr)?