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  1. #1
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    Dec. 18, 2006
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    Default Need strong, durable tarp for shavings

    We have a bin constructed out of plywood that contains our bulk shavings. The dilemma we keep facing is in finding a tarp that will hold up, not disintegrate with the sun and is waterproof. Most of all, one that will last for more than a few months. What do you use? There must be something worth the money out there.... help!



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    Billboards are made of sturdy tarps nowadays. You can get these on ebay. Many sizes, very sturdy.

    Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BILLBOARD-TA...item484b1c1dcb


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  3. #3
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    We're planning to build something permanent next summer but for this winter I built storage using heavy plastic - the kind used for greenhouses. I built a simple greenhouse style roof frame out of 3/4" PVC pipe and covered it with this:

    http://www.homedepot.com/Paint-Drop-...1#.UNtg4Kx1iAc

    So far it has worked really well. Shavings are bone dry even after several torrential rainstorms and the plastic looks the same as it did the day I put the structure up... Unlike the tarp we have covering our woodpile, which is already degrading in the weather.


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  4. #4
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    I got this tarp from Amazon to cover up a small exercise area for my chickens. We put is up last October and it has held up well, so far. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...0Tarp,%20White



  5. #5
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    Thank you so much. I subscribed to this thread so I can find it when I need some more tarps!



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