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Old 07-20-2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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I have seen tyvek installed for years. I also have been told by various sourses over the years that tyvek would wick water into a house if installed upside down. Can some one tell me if this is true, and if it is wrong to install it upsidedown?
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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Not to sure about the answer to the wicking problem.
But why would someone install it upside down?

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I also have been told by various sourses over the years that tyvek would wick water into a house if installed upside down.
I've installed a bunch and ran crews that installed more. I know we got some of it upside down. We've never had problems and I've never heard of problem or that there might be problems. But,, that was 10 + years ago.
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http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Constru...WRB_K16282.pdf
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Ok, are we talking about the print being upside down or the lapping being upside down??
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I am talking about the printing.
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Ok, are we talking about the print being upside down or the lapping being upside down??

I think he means the print being upside down. As for wicking problems I know that if you lap it more than 2 feet it won't wick.

I think if it were installed with the words backwards then it wouldn't wick right either.
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Is there anything in the codes relating to installing tyvek so the writing is proper?
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Come on really?
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I think he means the print being upside down. As for wicking problems I know that if you lap it more than 2 feet it won't wick.

I think if it were installed with the words backwards then it wouldn't wick right either.
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1. DuPont™ Tyvek® StuccoWrap™ and DuPont™ Tyvek® DrainWrap™ shall be installed with drainage grooves vertical, going
up and down.
2. To claim the effective R-Value benefits of DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ it shall be installed with shiny, metallic side
facing towards a clear ¾ inch minimum airspace. Without an airspace, DuPont™ Tyvek® ThermaWrap™ will still act as a
water-resistive barrier.
3. DuPont requires that DuPont™ Tyvek® be covered within 4 months (120 days) of its installation.



I still don't know what is so funny. Mostly look a one.
Also tyvek shouldn't be lapped more than a 1 or 2 ft it says it right on the instruction on the roll.
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I think if it were installed with the words backwards then it wouldn't wick right either.
No Man....I was laughing because I though what you said was cleverly funny...

Whatever way the printing is done on tyvek doesn't affect anything...if the words go backwards(inside out)...to the left...then the water can't wick right... a pun so to speak, play on words. I thought it was funny that's all
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I still don't know what is so funny. Mostly look a one.
I don't understand...
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Two different methods. One, put the tyvek on when the wall is flat on the floor before you lift it. Two, put it up after the wall has been stood. Either way, I am right handed and roll it out holding the roll with my left hand and tacking with my right. One way is going to be upside down. I don't know how many people have asked me "why did yo put it upside down?"

It doesn't matter if the words are upside down or not. Inside out, I don't know, but I would not do it that way. Upside down I already get enough "why's?"

They could do us all a big favor and print it both ways.
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So maybe the op was goofin on us??
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No Man....I was laughing because I though what you said was cleverly funny...

Whatever way the printing is done on tyvek doesn't affect anything...if the words go backwards(inside out)...to the left...then the water can't wick right... a pun so to speak, play on words. I thought it was funny that's all


Maybe I should of stated wick correctly.


I thought you were laughing at me. It's all good. Reason I pointed out #1 from the tyvek manual is those types of tyvek wrap have to be put on the correctly.

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you'd think if it was a manufacturer's warranty issue they'd print "This End Up ^"
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Come on really?
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Two different methods. One, put the tyvek on when the wall is flat on the floor before you lift it. Two, put it up after the wall has been stood. Either way, I am right handed and roll it out holding the roll with my left hand and tacking with my right. One way is going to be upside down. I don't know how many people have asked me "why did yo put it upside down?"

It doesn't matter if the words are upside down or not. Inside out, I don't know, but I would not do it that way. Upside down I already get enough "why's?"

They could do us all a big favor and print it both ways.

How can you sleep with it upside down? For some reason it drives me nuts when I see it upside down.
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How can you sleep with it upside down? For some reason it drives me nuts when I see it upside down.
There are so many many important things to worry about.

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