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Need advice putting on a shed felt

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by OM2, 4 Nov 2013.

  1. OM2

    OM2

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    My wooden sheds felt has come off
    I need to replace

    - Should I just buy the cheapest one I can find?
    ebay seems the best choice for price

    - Do I need glue? Or can I just nail down?

    - How much felt do I need?
    They come in 10m rolls typically
    I'm sure I won't need that much - maybe I can get away with a 5m legnth?
    (Or is that asking for trouble?)

    - Assuming no glue needed: a hammer, nails, strong stanley knife - do I need anything else?

    - Anything else to be concerned with?

    Thanks


    OM
     
  2. ceres

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    Something between 1cm and 1,000,000 metres probably.


    (Spot the missing information)
     
  3. OM2

    OM2

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    @ceres... ok... i see the dumb part in my question
    lol

    it's a small shed, about 2m x 3m

    any advice about what type of felt i need to get would be great
    thanks
     
  4. CaptainCaveman289

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    2*3 = 6 not 5m
    pitch, overlap and overhang will mean you'll want a third run,

    So you want 3*3 = 9.


    What type of felt you want depends on how long you want it to last.

    I just bought some 20yr 2-layer (underlay and capsheet) for my 4.5x2.5m shed.
    Wasn't cheap, but I don't want to touch it again for a long time.

    Adhesive type will depend what you want, there is:
    - Bitumous primer & self adhesive - very quick and easy, not cheap - but what I went for.
    - Trowel on adhesive - bit longer and more fiddly, felt is a bit cheaper.
    - Torch-on - may set your shed on fire.
     
  5. OM2

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    @CaptainCaveman289 thanks for the reply
    just to confirm: for a wooden shed, I have to use some sort of adhesive?

    thanks
     
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    You can but dont need to use adhesive. Its a better job really but probably 90% of people don't bother.

    You need standard nail on mineral felt and 1/2inch galvanised clout nails As said above there are various grades so get the heaviest you can as it will last longest.

    The adhesive is useful if you have small over laps as it prevents wind driven rain getting under the joint but you will need a full roll anyway and due to the size of your shed you will have good generous laps.

    At this time of year a blow torch is handy to heat up the felt at corners and folds to stop it tearing.
     
  7. OM2

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    thanks - really helpful
     
  8. scbk

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    The 40kg mineral felt is good for a shed, should last longer than the thinner stuff. Probably about £25-£30 from a local merchant.
     
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