We use the expensive stuff, but if cost is an issue all I can say is try it. Most of what I post here is knowledge gained from reading and then trial and error. Because the Yurt is our home on the playa we don't feel comfortable on skimping on materials for it.
Regarding the rough edges, we have never experienced that. Maybe it's because we use the more expensive, thicker foil tape. Putting aluminum foil under packaging tape would never be an acceptable repair for us. The foil needs to be attached to the yurt. Maybe if you first glued the aluminum foil then taped over it, but still not the most elegant solution IMHO.
Again, I'm not knocking what others do; only commenting on what we would do. I wouldn't want to spend a week in the desert homeless because we cut corners on construction or repair. Again, just me.
Fidget Wigglesworth wrote:Thanks JK!
One more question...
I got my bi-directional filament tape from goodbuys... but didn't get any foil tape.
Based on your expertise, does it matter what brand/type of foil tape? I see that homedepot has a huge range of different types of the foil tape.
Any recommendations on what to go for here? Do we need to splurge and get the best one, or will a more basic foil tape work? (we spent the $$ on the bifillament) so if we can go with the cheaper one, that'd be good for the books. Here are the options i found thru homedepot...
* Reflectix: 2 in. x 30 ft. Reflective Foil Tape (Model FT210) is $3.25
* Nashua Tape 322 1-57/64 in. x 150 ft. Aluminum Foil Tape Model 3220020500 is $6.58
* Nashua Tape Extreme Weather 2-7/8 in. x 150-7/8 ft. Foil-Backed Tape Model 652064 is $19.89
- so so freaking soon! thanks