Jul 23, 2009 at 2:04 pm #1238001
Troy AmmonsBPL Member
Got some 1.25 oz tyvek coming from quest to make a tarp and a bivy.
I have read its best not to sew it, IE best to glue it or tape it, so the first question is what glue is the best, or should I just tape it ?? What sort of weight gain are we talking about to tape say a 9×9 tarp.
What is the best and lightest way to set up the tieout loops on a tarp??
I have read just use tyvek tape, but I assume you could glue a stip of tyvek on for a tie out loop too. I also want a few on the top too.
Gromets would be okay but maybe too heavy ??
On the bivy, I think I am going to install about a 4'L waterproof zipper down the side to help entry and exit, but I dont have a clue how to fasten that. Since it does not get a whole lot of stress I was thinking it might be best to sew it then seal the seams.
Thanks in advanceJul 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm #1516112
Scott Van DoeselaarBPL Member
@vandoeLocale: Southern CA
I have not worked with tyvek but I would bet that the bonds and tape that work with cuben will work on tyvek as well. I thnk the bond is easier to work with because the tape is instant and you can't adjust the joint.
My post on 4 person family tent has a bonded on tieout method. There are other methods on this forum if you search for them.
I agree that sewing in the zipper is the easiest way and I think tyvek holds a sewn seam pretty well. One of my zippers on my four person tent is bonded and I think this will hold up fine.Jul 24, 2009 at 3:52 am #1516131
@kentLocale: High Sierra
This may help:
I didn't re-read this thread, but as I recall; *Don't* sew it, that will result in tearing. Also there are specific comments on good (and easy-to-apply) spray adhesives.
Good Luck!Jul 24, 2009 at 6:59 am #1516145
@tippymcstaggerLocale: North Texas
"tear resistant. (use 6-8 stitches per inch). Seams can be glued"-from Quest website describing the OP's actual product.
My only experience is with the heavier house wrap tyvek. The item I most frequently use is a hangable tool roll I made for holding files in the workshop.
If you are worried about strength, test some scraps. Be sure to familiarize yourself with woven textiles while you are at it; they tear too.
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