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    How does Tyvek compare to Silnylon?

    In terms of weight, how does Tyvek compare to silnylon? is it good for tarps?

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    It is heavier if I recall.

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    Tyvek HomeWrap is heavier than silnylon but it would probably work for a tarp. There are special sewing instructions for Tyvek. Some people use tape instead of sewing.
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    Any idea where can we find those sewing instructions, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobanjo14 View Post
    Any idea where can we find those sewing instructions, please?
    check out the tyvek article (part 2) on the home page. you'll find sewing info there.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Tyvek is hard to tear, but will get holes. They can be repaired with duct tape. Tyvek requires serious reinforcement at tie-outs (I use duct tape on both sides and gormets) and is a bit heavier than silnylon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    Tyvek is hard to tear, but will get holes. They can be repaired with duct tape. Tyvek requires serious reinforcement at tie-outs (I use duct tape on both sides and gormets) and is a bit heavier than silnylon.
    and considerably bulkier
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    I made a tyvek/ripstop bivy and

    I thought it sewed very well and was sturdy. I am a builder and have tyvek all the time-so I make stuff out of it. I think it weighs 1.7 ounce/yard, but I may be incorrect.






    There are some other pics on photobucket--hootyhoo_bucket

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    Quote Originally Posted by hootyhoo View Post
    I thought it sewed very well and was sturdy. I am a builder and have tyvek all the time-so I make stuff out of it. I think it weighs 1.7 ounce/yard, but I may be incorrect.

    There are some other pics on photobucket--hootyhoo_bucket

    Great looking project, hootyhoo! Here's the link to the photobucket page you mentioned with the rest of the pics.

    Thanks for sharing.
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