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Josh Howard
(jhoward) - F
Making a Groundsheet on 08/11/2009 13:55:52 MDT Print View

I am going to cut painter's plastic to serve as a groundsheet for my seedhouse sl 3. I haven't seen an "actual" groundsheet before, so I wasn't sure if anyone had advice on cutting it. Should the plastic be cut larger than the base of the tent? Should it contour to the base of the test? Does the groundsheet need to be staked down? Any advice is appreciated.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Making a Groundsheet on 08/11/2009 14:10:13 MDT Print View

The groundsheet should be cut an inch or two smaller than the actual footprint of your tent to prevent water from getting under your groundsheet, pooling, and potentially wetting through.

No need to stake the groundsheet.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Making a Groundsheet on 08/11/2009 14:15:00 MDT Print View

What David said, though I'd recommend cutting it a bit smaller yet--say 3 or 4 inches smaller than the perimeter of the tent. Those things have a habit of shifting a little, and sideways rain can get on a large one relatively easily.

Josh Howard
(jhoward) - F
Re: Re: Making a Groundsheet on 08/11/2009 15:32:52 MDT Print View

Thanks for the quick and helpful replies!!