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Wayne Packer
(deathvalleydog) - F
Tyvek bonding on 02/22/2006 08:28:02 MST Print View

Can anyone tell me what tape and/or adhesive to use to bond tyvek to itself?

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
Re: Tyvek bonding on 02/22/2006 09:49:40 MST Print View

I believe that there's a Tyvek tape made specifically for that product. Maybe Home Depot would have it?

http://construction.tyvek.com/en/productServices/Tape.shtml

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Tyvek bonding on 02/22/2006 11:09:03 MST Print View

I've had good luck with Barge's cement and Duco household contact cement. With either, rough the surface first with fine sandpaper. The Tyvek will come apart before the bond fails with either of these. Be sure to use at least 1" overlap to get enough surface to distribute the forces on the seam. And avoid peel seams where the inside bonds to the inside or the outside to the outside. They concentrate force on a thin line. Overlapping seams - outside to inside or inside to outside are many times stronger.