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#168517 - 08/16/12 10:21 AM Tyvek?
jareed58 Offline
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Loc: Baton Rouge, La.
Does anyone know where to purchase Tyvek? The only place I can find it is Lowes and HD, and its in huge house wrap sheets.

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#168518 - 08/16/12 10:42 AM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
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eBay, or talk to friends who work construction sites for scraps.

You can buy it by the foot on eBay - a little expensive but not a bad deal.
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#168527 - 08/16/12 03:24 PM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
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Home Depot or Lowes if you want a huge roll of it. You could always buy it with some friends to keep the cost down. Best bet is what Lori said about construction sites


Edited by Ewker (08/16/12 03:25 PM)

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#168530 - 08/16/12 06:29 PM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
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Originally Posted By jareed58
Does anyone know where to purchase Tyvek? The only place I can find it is Lowes and HD, and its in huge house wrap sheets.


I think they wrap their plywood in Tyvek for shipping. You may be able to talk them into saving a piece for you.
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#168536 - 08/17/12 10:05 AM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
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Tyvek is the name for a variety of sheet products besides House Wrap. Regular House Wrap weighs about 2 oz per square yard. There is a product called Kite Tyvek that weighs about 1.3 oz per square yard and has about the same water resistance as does the House Wrap type. At this site http://www.intothewind.com/shop/Fabric_for_kitemaking_or_kite_repair/Tyvek you can buy it in quantities as small as one running yard; you have to pay for shipping though. I find that the kite Tyvek is more like cloth than is the House Wrap and a lot less noisy when you lie on it. All Tyvek, however, is subject to "static cling" which means that a lot of organic particles from the soil surface will cling to it. A good shake will get rid of most of it though.
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#168563 - 08/18/12 11:19 PM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
jareed58 Offline
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Registered: 08/12/12
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Loc: Baton Rouge, La.
Thanks for the info, The Kite Tyvek sounds great.

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#171734 - 11/09/12 11:04 AM Re: Tyvek? [Re: jareed58]
Zippy Morocco Offline
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Registered: 11/04/12
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would like to add Lawson as a great source for tyvek. Offers free shipping on orders over $10 too. http://lawsonequipment.com

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#172921 - 12/11/12 01:53 PM Re: Tyvek? [Re: Zippy Morocco]
MMD Offline
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Registered: 11/02/11
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Construction sites often use this stuff and then throw it in their dumpsters. You may be able to talk to a contractor and arrange to get it from them, rather than the dumpster.

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