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    Anyone used Hardiewrap?

    This is a housewrap similar to Tyvek, but feels more like fabric than paper.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_328927-34299...ductId=3197403

    Another scout leader brought me a small sample to play with. He made a groundcloth for his 2-man tent with it. I was wondering about using it to make a tarp for my son's hammock.

    I sewed on it a bit today... sewed a double seam and then attached a piece of nylon to it as I would for a tie-out. I can pull on it without tearing, but there is a bit of stretch (although it bounces back).

    This feels heavier than Tyvek, but it's much quieter. It's apparently so new (or rare) that I can't find any smaller pieces to buy on Ebay, or any threads discussing it.
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    tyvek you can wash the sound out. with the lowes stuff you can't. i think that is the only difference i found. never weighted it.
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    I've seen it at Lowes.. looked heavier than tyvek, but who knows... The biggest question is: Is it rainproof?
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    its rain proof. have used it on houses, but try to use tyvek so i can keep the pieces
    "Tenting is equivalent to a bum crawling into a cardboard box, hammocking is an art" KK

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    tyvek you can wash the sound out. with the lowes stuff you can't. i think that is the only difference i found. never weighted it.
    Yup. Washed my tyvek on delicate cycle just once (without any detergent); then hung it outside to air dry. Much quieter now, softer too!
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    If you sew tyvek do you have seal the seams and stitches?

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    Yes, sewing will punch holes that can leak especially sine.the thread will wick water through... I use tyvek tape...
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