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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    What worked best for me was just crumpling and uncrumpling over and over. The washing machine didn't do much (for me). Soft as can be after you are done though.

    Completely same experience, I made a hammock and a tarp from it, and the washing machine was almost not impacting it at all.
    Manual labor was the way to go for me, but it is hard :-)

    If you're interested, check my 2 video's on how I did it.

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    Good luck, and show us the results plz :-)

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    I took a small piece and crumbled and uncrumbled and ended up getting small slits opening up all over it. What am I doing wrong?

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    Top loader, two wash cycles. . . left the lid open so it wouldn't drain and then restarted the cycle...

    It helped to pull it out and reposition it during the run.

    I set up my tyvek like a diamond for our major storm that blew through... Yep.. 2 inches in 3 days... Good 'ole San Diego torrential drizzle.

    I noticed there were some areas of the tarp that soaked through, and ran down the inside....


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    I think i pulled an oops! i have the tyvek that is a sort of woven material. when i put it through the washer it got a bunch of small slits from where the material spread out. did i do something wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beasty-beast View Post
    I think i pulled an oops! i have the tyvek that is a sort of woven material. when i put it through the washer it got a bunch of small slits from where the material spread out. did i do something wrong?
    There are a lot of different flavors of Tyvek out there. I use the basic Home Wrap and have never had any problems like that. I know folks who are happy with the 1443 soft structure Tyvek. It's lighter weight and starts out soft, but not quite as durable and waterproof. Do you know what type of Tyvek you started with?

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