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Lucas Durand - 7A | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

I have been looking at a wide range of different building gaskets lately.
I like specialized EPDM gaskets for most applications.
In some instances a non-specialized, flat, sheet-like gasket could be useful.
I often think of polyethylene foam gaskets for these applications.

How good are polyethylene gaskets?
Do they hold up over time?
Do they retain a “memory” after being compressed for years?
Do they become brittle after a while?

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  1. John Klingel | | #1

    Isn't visqueen polyethylene? If so, it sure gets brittle, at least when exposed to air and/or UV light, so I'd guess the rolls would, too. Just a guess.

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