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    Default Made a groundsheet out of kite tyvek for my solong 6

    Bought some of the kite tyvek and gave making a groundsheet a try. Came out pretty good. I made it an inch smaller on all sides.


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    Wrong section? No price? cool though.

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    Hmm, not sure how it got here. Soorry.

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    I have that tent. I just have a piece of tyvek. I rectangle that covers the middle. I don't see the need for covering the far corners. I've used the same piece for many years left from previous tents.
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    very cool.

    Gotta ask, what is the difference between kite tyvek and the regular one? Is it a lighter weight?

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    i've ordered/used kite tyvek to make kites and always thought it was the same as the building wrap tyvek -- just without the printed advertising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1azarus View Post
    i've ordered/used kite tyvek to make kites and always thought it was the same as the building wrap tyvek -- just without the printed advertising!
    Snow93 - did the same thing with MY kite tyvek. I had 3 yards, doubled over and started to shed what ounces I could. Cut it to fit and I'm happy.

    1azarus: I can never get close enough to the building tyvek to check it out. Either there is no one at the construction site(s) as I drive by in the AM and I don't want to get nabbed for trespassing or the Tyvek is up and sided over by the time the afternoon get here and I drive home. I NEVER see any scraps for some reason.
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    Tyvek home wrap is 1.7 oz per yd2, while kite tyvek is 1.25oz per yd2. Tyvek house wrap is also louder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hiker View Post

    1azarus: I can never get close enough to the building tyvek to check it out. Either there is no one at the construction site(s) as I drive by in the AM and I don't want to get nabbed for trespassing or the Tyvek is up and sided over by the time the afternoon get here and I drive home. I NEVER see any scraps for some reason.

    You can go to Home Depot and see a whole roll of it.

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    "Kite" Tyvek has a lower hydrostatic head than Tyvek HomeWrap, i.e. is less waterproof. Tyvek HomeWrap is not at all noisy if preconditioned by "crumpling" it a few times, then washing it in cold/warm water (no detergent).

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    I've not found any real need to "crumple" first. Just throw it into the washer w/o detergent and then run it through the dryer. I've found that I can cut to exact floor size before washing and it "shrinks" (actually, it doesn't shrink, it just wrinkles up a bit) and the finished size is just right.

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