Oct 31, 2009 at 2:05 pm #1240760
So I finished my tarptent for 2 and was going to make a nice tyvek ground sheet for it. Went to the hardware store and found out tyvek only comes by the roll and is about 80-120 bucks per roll for a few hundred yards of it. How do others get their tyvek for their MYOG projects? Do you just invest 100 bucks in a whole roll? Or is there a super cool website where you can order custom lengths of tyvek? Help!Oct 31, 2009 at 2:08 pm #1541473
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Do you have a Contractor buddy, or friend-of-a friend, etc?Oct 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm #1541474
You could just order a Tyvek ground sheet from Henry Shires for $12 plus shipping. Not as cheap as making your own, I guess, but cheaper than buying a whole roll! Just order one bigger than you need and cut it down. FWIW.Oct 31, 2009 at 2:19 pm #1541478
I wish I had a contractor buddy… Maybe I can find a new construction site and beg for tyvek! "Will work for Tyvek"Oct 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm #1541480
No one on this site would happen to be a contractor with some spare tyvek laying around, would they??? ;-) I will pay!Oct 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm #1541490
Brian MarkeyBPL Member
Anti Gravity Gear sells it by the foot. See: http://antigravitygear.com/proddetail.php?prod=TYVEKOct 31, 2009 at 3:32 pm #1541495
M GBPL Member
Got mine from AGG.
mOct 31, 2009 at 3:35 pm #1541496
That's perfect. Thanks!!!!Nov 11, 2009 at 5:45 pm #1544670
I always have Tyvek laying around from my construction/remodeling business. Let me know what size you need.Nov 13, 2009 at 9:30 am #1545047
@pgibsonLocale: SW Idaho
We carrie it by the foot at Arrowhead Equipment. ships same day by priority mail.
PaulNov 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm #1545947
Amy ReidBPL Member
@marmot8Locale: central Sierra
I've ordered it online somewhere before but don't remember where. . . I just found it on Quest Outfitters though:
You could check the wiki fabric sources:
I've folded the corners over on my tyvek groundcloth and sewn small grosgrain loops so that I could stake it down without a shelter — works great.Nov 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm #1545992
Jang-Tian ShiehBPL Member
I think some people are selling it on ebay.
But I only found homewrap type tyvek but not soft structure Tyvek.
I just got 30 feet of 10 feet wide homewrap tyvek from ebay with $1.85*30 plus $5.75 shipping. 9 feet wide one is $1.58 per linear foot.Nov 22, 2009 at 10:18 am #1547179
Nick TruaxBPL Member
@nicktruaxLocale: SW Montana
I purchased the 1443R type tyvek/40g per sq meter(softer and lighter than construction grade) at a kite website –
It comes 60" wide and is sold by the yard with a min of 1 yard and max of 20 yards @ $3.50 a yard.
I've made stuffsacks as well as a ground sheet and they have worked great!
Hope this helps.
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