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    My first DIY tarp aka a tarp made form a bed sheet

    Hello folks, so I wanted a tarp and was unhappy with the blue poly tarp and I don't yet have the funds for a nice silnylon tarp, nor do I have a sewing machine or access to one. So I pondered and pondered on what I could do. then I heard about how some one used a bed sheet as a tarp I thought that's cool I should try that. So here is what I did.

    One King size bed sheet from goodwill 1.99
    It was white so I dyed it tan.
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    Then I mixed up some DIY silicone mix 3:1 mineral spirits to silicone I used 30 oz ms to 10 oz silicone. Next time I'm going to use more because this was barley enough.
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    then I hung it up to dry and cure after a couple of day I did a shower test and the water just rolled off. Of course a field test is in order.

    here are some pics of it setup in the back yard
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    I just did a button method with some .50 cal balls I had lying around on each of the corners.
    My 3 year old thought this was the coolest thing ever.

    well I hope this will help some others that are looking for a tarp solution without breaking the bank.

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    What was your total out of pocket cost?

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    no, sorry I had to buy the mineral spirits and the silicone and the dye.

    sheet $2
    mineral spirits $5
    silicone $2
    dye $2
    I had the bucket and the caulk gun

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    That's awesome!

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    Cool. Can't beat that!

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    For the uninitiated, what are the dimensions of a king sized bed sheet?

    Great job of thinking outside the box for using a bed sheet.

    Cheers

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianWillan View Post
    For the uninitiated, what are the dimensions of a king sized bed sheet?

    Great job of thinking outside the box for using a bed sheet.

    Cheers

    Brian
    I just googled it and it says 108x102 inches.


    http://interiordec.about.com/od/beds/a/bedsizes.htm

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    Man, when ever you get the chance I'd like to know what that thing weighs. Good job on the DIY
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    Sweet. Great idea. I may have to make one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    Man, when ever you get the chance I'd like to know what that thing weighs. Good job on the DIY
    I don't own a scale . but i would say it is the weight of the sheet plus the 10 oz of silicone so it's not UL but it works for me.

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