Tyvek tarp....

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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby sudden » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:53 am

JBRanger wrote:I have some I could send ya zelph. How much would you like? I don't know how much is left on the roll, but its a good bit.


Or go to fedex and grab a pile of envelopes :)
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby realityguy » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:40 am

If it says Lowes..it's probably this stuff unless it actually says Tyvek and Dupont ($155)
http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?par ... &cId=PDIO1

I was wrong..the rolls are 150' long...

Tyvek does come in a 3' X100'roll for $43..if you don't mind sewing it that might be an interesting roll to experiment with as far as sewing up tent ideas,hammock tarps,a backpack,etc.Make two patterns of the same item.Sew up one and see how it works..say a backpack.Save the other pattern set for laying out modifications to make it better yet..nice flat patterns.If it doesn't work well..modify the idea using the flat patterns.chuck the finished one and sew up the better idea.By the time you get through a roll..you'll be able to sew anything and have good future patterns for about anything!
It would be nicer to have a 45" or 60" wide roll..typical material widths..oh well..or a 9'X50' roll..but then the price would be up there again.
For others to buy a partial roll..you might find some residential construction sites and see if they will sell partial rolls of the 9' stuff.The company lives off people having to buy more than they need with only selling a 150' roll of the 9' stuff. :evil: Offer at 75 cents to $1 a lineal foot at a construction site and they'll probably sell you exactly what you need..since they are stuck storing a 9' long roll that doesn't fit anywhere,especially in a truck or van or standing up in an 8' high garage.You can also check craigslist..should be some there from time to time..people wanting some of their money back on the extra they had to buy to complete their small remodel job.
I just checked my local craigslist--->
http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mat/2626887691.html

Hmm.. what could I make with 12'x80' and how much camoflage paint would I need to cover that.. :o 12' width means no seams!Can you imagine having to store that roll?!..what a pain in the butt! I bet in a day or two he'd take $60!:roll:
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby zelph » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:27 pm

Wow!!!! doing it yourself can get costly :D

Hmmm! might be good for a teepee :mrgreen:
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby sudden » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:36 am

with that much you could have a tyvek tarp, tyvek hammock, tyvek tent, and tyvek ground cloth. You would have enough left to make a tyvek backpack, tyvek kayak and a few tyvek stuff sacks.
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby zelph » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:41 am

sudden wrote:with that much you could have a tyvek tarp, tyvek hammock, tyvek tent, and tyvek ground cloth. You would have enough left to make a tyvek backpack, tyvek kayak and a few tyvek stuff sacks.


Now that's what I consider "coordinated" equipment, high fashion even. :D I think it has real marketing value. Really!!!! :D
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby JBRanger » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:49 am

Well I have a bridge that is ULTRA comfy so no need there. I know a person that indeed does have a Tyvek canoe.

My original intent was to use this to
A. low cost (or free) items to make.
B. mock up of new gear to make
C. other?

Definitely the roll is a BEAR to store. It's HUGE! However, the no seams is a blessing and a curse. Working material that wide in a garage that is 10 feet wide is um, interesting. LOL!

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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby realityguy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:56 pm

with that much you could have a tyvek tarp, tyvek hammock, tyvek tent, and tyvek ground cloth. You would have enough left to make a tyvek backpack, tyvek kayak and a few tyvek stuff sacks.


With that much..it better come with an advertising contract also.. :lol:
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby ConnieD » Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:51 am

No logo:

60" wide Type 1443R "kite tyvek" $3.50 per yard
20 yard continuous yardage maximum order
"feels like cloth"

http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Fabric/Tyvek

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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby realityguy » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:44 pm

Hmm..tyvek kayak ..I wonder how tyvek responds to epoxy or fiberglass... :roll: It might be interesting to make up a frame and cover it with that..and epoxy the thing.

Welcome back,Connie! Of course the unmarked stuff might be better for uses like that.Have you been working on your place in Montana?
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Re: Tyvek tarp....

Postby zelph » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:50 pm

ConnieD wrote:No logo:

60" wide Type 1443R "kite tyvek" $3.50 per yard
20 yard continuous yardage maximum order
"feels like cloth"

http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Fabric/Tyvek



Tough Dupont(R)Tyvek(R)
A waterproof plastic paper made of spun-bonded olefin fibers, Tyvek is a popular choice for kite workshops. Our Type 1443R Tyvek even feels like cloth. 60" wide. 40 grams/sq. meter. White only. 1-yd. minimum. 20-yd. maximum continuous length. You can: sew; glue with contact or rubber cement; tape with filament, Seamstick or ripstop tape; decorate with waterproof markers or acrylic paints.


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That tape should work well on your hybrid tarp idea.
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