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Can I use bin bags as a damp proof membrane for my small shed?

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ohdearme, 15 Aug 2020.

  1. ohdearme

    ohdearme

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    Good morning all

    Concrete is laid, timber bearers to go down now, those black bin bags, would they do?

    Anything else, I don't wnat to spend a fortune.

    Regards to all.
     
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    Can't you afford £5 for a proper DPC?
     
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    you old scrooge

    black bin bags are £3 to £4 a roll

    you arent gonna save much
     
  6. ohdearme

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    Well, that's all put me in my place. I didn't think that they were that inexpensive, thanks everyone.

    Best regards
     
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    you can also use old or new roofing felt if you have some odd bits lying around which you will do if you took down an old shed :D
    its more to do with the fact a plastic bag has no resistance to piercing under load and no thickness to break cappillery action so will just aid wicking
     
  8. ohdearme

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    Yes , I see big-all. Many thanks
     
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