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    I am trying to find a way to purchase laid Scrim. This material is generally either fiberglass or polypropylene according to the googling I've done. This material is used to reinforce things like hvac filters and cement underlay board. I've found that purchasing just the scrim is difficult at best. Any ideas?
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  • #2
    The plastic grid stuff? Yeah, that's something I don't see at Home Depot

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    • #3
      We can get as tape to reinforce drywall
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      Helder Ferreira
      Setubal, Portugal

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
        We can get as tape to reinforce drywall
        Thanks. I came across this as well but I need something with a 1/2" to 1" size. Something like in the photo. This is an HVAC filter.
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        • #5
          Try polypropylene chicken wire. Maybe it can do the trick
          Helder Ferreira
          Setubal, Portugal

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          • #6
            High quality Polypropylene Plastic Poultry Netting, Garden Plastic Mesh Fencing, 30M Per Roll, Gray Color from China, China's leading Plastic Poultry Netting product market, With strict quality control Plastic Poultry Netting factories, Producing high quality Polypropylene Plastic Poultry Netting, Garden Plastic Mesh Fencing, 30M Per Roll, Gray Color products.
            Helder Ferreira
            Setubal, Portugal

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            • #7
              I get mine from the roofing centre, fibreglass mesh, tiny squares, used for fibreglass flat roofs with resin ( they do cheap acetone too)
              mark

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              • #8
                Originally posted by boslab View Post
                I get mine from the roofing centre, fibreglass mesh, tiny squares, used for fibreglass flat roofs with resin ( they do cheap acetone too)
                mark
                What is the size of the mesh?

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                • #9
                  The holes are about 2 mm the roll is 1000mm wide 20 m long it’s white woven fibreglass
                  mark

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                  • #10
                    Thanks. I need 1/2" min.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Noitoen View Post
                      We can get as tape to reinforce drywall
                      Somebody used this in the bathroom of my house before plastering. After about 10-15 years the adhesive let go and I was faced with 2" wide strips of Artex coming away from the ceiling wherever there was a join.

                      George

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Georgineer View Post

                        Somebody used this in the bathroom of my house before plastering. After about 10-15 years the adhesive let go and I was faced with 2" wide strips of Artex coming away from the ceiling wherever there was a join.

                        George
                        It's not the tape adhesive that's suppose to hold. The plaster they use is suppose to pass through the holes and stick to the panel behind.
                        Helder Ferreira
                        Setubal, Portugal

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Noitoen View Post

                          It's not the tape adhesive that's suppose to hold. The plaster they use is suppose to pass through the holes and stick to the panel behind.
                          Not to completely derail things, but they sell the fiberglass tape around here as a DIY alternative to paper tape because it's supposedly easier to apply or some such nonsense. Consequently, the failures may have more to do with "operator error" but I see fiberglass mesh tape joints fail WAY more often than paper tape and it often delaminates as Georgineer described. Maybe that's because the DIY folk are using some crappy, slow mud or something, but I won't use the mesh tape for drywall.

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                          • #14
                            The fibreglass tape doesn't work because it keeps the knife from forcing the mud into the paper on the drywall, so it doesn't stick. Also most diy types don't thin the mud enough when taping. No idea on OT and sorry for adding to tangent.

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                            • #15
                              The US Gypsum drywall manual says to use paper tape with pre-mixed mud and to only use mesh tape with "setting" compound. I.e., compound mixed from powder.

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