Brown Constuction Paper --- Builders Paper

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  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    I'm googling the beejeezus but cannot see to find what this is.

    I saw builders paper - stuff you use to tape on floor for temp protections, etc.
    This one is really NICE. Kinda like the brown paper tapes -- meaning it's got the fiberglass strands running through it (just without the glue).

    Anyone know what this stuff is called...
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    The stuff I am familiar with is called rosin paper.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote;
    The stuff I am familiar with is called rosin paper.


    Same here and it is red.​
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    jimbo Plumber

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  5. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    It's not red rosin paper - or brown. Close but better....
    It's slightly thicker but has the fiberglass running through it (similar to brown packing tape).

    Hard to explain due to the ~glass~ but it's nice stuff
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    I google for "reinforced kraft paper" and get a ton of results.
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    mrchaos New Member

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    I use "standard dry sheathing." Usually found with the roofing materials. Costs under $15 for a 400 sq ft roll.
  8. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Sorry guys.

    What you need is not craft paper, rosin paper, building paper or anything with paper in the name.

    It's called "Ram Board" and the stuff rocks.

    I have used it for years and have yet to damage a clients floors. In Vancouver I buy my rolls at Dicks Lumber.

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    [video=youtube_share;gKYRLwOzDGA]http://youtu.be/gKYRLwOzDGA[/video]

    Love this video. The Ram Board You Tube Channel has tons of great videos showing the uses for it. They have a great facebook page as well.

    Here is my two cents on how to transport it

    [video=youtube_share;rnlxcumE5Ms]http://youtu.be/rnlxcumE5Ms[/video]
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  9. chefwong

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    Thanks. Indeed it was reinforced kraft paper.

    Ram Board looks interesting. What's a roll of that stuff running.
    Moreso......what *protection* product do you use for tubs....temporary spray on solution.....
    Been looking at the paint on temp tub protection
  10. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    Ram Board is about $60.00 a roll for 317 square feet.

    Well worth the protection it offers.
  11. chefwong

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    Too bad it's got all that crazy branding on the paper....

    I've using the kraft paper to draw out where the furniture, appliances are. It's kinda like one big brown slate where I am making lifesize markups...without the branding all over the face....


    $60 seems like a steal if it's truely somewhat waterproof-water resistent...
  12. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    The back side has no branding.

    The spill resistant feature is outstanding. Keeps the floors safe for a while from nocked over paints, coffee and such.

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    JW
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  13. chefwong

    chefwong Member

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    xcellent pic for followup. Thx
  14. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    One thing to remember about using protection like this is any debris under the board can get ground into the floor. We sweep, vac and then wipe down the floors. By taping the entire floor off you run no risk of fading over extended periods os floor protection.

    Also you would not cover a freshly layed floor since the wood finish would need to cure.

    With a tile floor again there is a lot of moisture that wants to escape. Better to lay the protection down as needed and then pull it back up at days end.
  15. chefwong

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    Thanks JW for the link.
    Ended up using a combo of both Ram and Reinforced Kraft.
    Ramboard for areas where there is still WIP - Work in Progress.
    The remainder just for general floor protection till the project is officially over.
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  16. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    You installed it the wrong way around! You need to make sure that Ram Board logo is right side up in any pictures. LOL

    What did you cover?

    Ramboard is water resistant so make sure your not trapping moisture under there. If you can don't tape the seems of Ram Board when using it over fresh tile.

    Often we will lift it up at the end of the day.

    Over hardwood floors and such no problem unless it is a glue down.

    JW
  17. chefwong

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    It went over a fresh tile job but the tile has had time to breath and cure for a good 2 weeks. It's been grouted with Epoxy, so the only breathing edges it had prior to the protection is the edges at most...

    The logos on my Ram Board state that while it's water resister, it's also Vapour Permeable which in theory, infers it can be laid over *green* mud unless I am misreading it.
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