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Tarp Recommendation

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by heus, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. xman23

    xman23 Minister of Fire

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    I cover with tarps year round. The best brown poly tarp I found is from TarpPlus.com the brown / silver heavy duty. I made a pitch roof support that prevents the tarp from contacting the wood. I get about 3 years with them on full time.

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  2. evamaxx

    evamaxx New Member

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  3. evamaxx

    evamaxx New Member

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    billboard tarps number is 877.771.8277 the tarps are great the ones i have are 3 yrs old and in good shape the 14'x48' is 60.00$ its 13-16 oz and 15-17 mil thickit weighs 70 lbs ive pulled them with a bobcat over my wood pile no tears yet im having trouble sending picts to show everyone mark
  4. bubba3228

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    What I also like about the solid tin or steel shed panels is the fact that you can leave each end of the stack in tact take the splits or rounds from the center without moving the snow off, or messing with repositioning a tarp all the time... IMHO.
  5. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    i use a 15'x30' green tarp. it is heavier than the blue style. 2 years and 2 hurricanes later and there are only a couple small holes. eyelets with fabric bungy cords holds the egdes and rocks around the top every 6 feet or so.
  6. TMonter

    TMonter Minister of Fire

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    Costco carries a double set for around $20 that are really good and have held up reasonably well for me.
  7. jrendfrey

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    personally i dont know why anyone messes with tarps. they are useless IMO. the galvanized roofing backwoods is talking about is far superior. if i didnt rip an old bard down on my property i would buy some of it. thats how much better it works and will last FOREVER not just two years. if your worried about the wind taking it use cinderblocks on top. i use a couple splits on top with a couple three inch nails to hold it down. do yourself a favor and use the roofing its wayyyyy better spend the money if you have to. i will never ever use a tarp agian as ive picked them off with massive ice chunks and snow on them not my idea of fun. also CL might have it for free USE THE ROOFING youll thank us later
  8. golfandwoodnut

    golfandwoodnut Minister of Fire

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    I like the rubber roofing material, got it for free from a flat roofer from a job of replacing a roof. Don't get any tarps the color of that helmet::-) get black like the steelers. Ha Ha. You have bragging rights until the end of the season.
  9. Cluttermagnet

    Cluttermagnet Minister of Fire

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    Perhaps my circumstances are not typical, but I am getting some reasonably good use out of the cheapest of the blue tarps. I couldn't agree more, however, that there are a lot of better ways of doing it. Because I'm in full shade when my trees are leafed out, I find that I get at least several years out of those cheapie tarps before they are getting too frayed. Another thing- I always fold them, doubled or tripled or quad-folded, before I put them on a stack and weigh them down with bricks, rocks, or chunky wood. I would not usually try to get a single ply to do the job. If I can get hold of anything better- like chunks of plywood, etc. I always use better when available.
  10. evamaxx

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    my wood pile is harder to use metal on but metal is a good choice if your stack is square mine are not so good
  11. evamaxx

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  12. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    Rubber roofing. Call a roofing company and ask if they are tearing off any rubber roofs. They'd love for you to take some off their hands. Less they have to take to the dump. Lasts for ever and heavy..You only want to cover the top part anyway. I cut it in strips about 2 feet wide. Free..

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