HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

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HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by WillAdams » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:53 pm

Came across this searching on Lowes:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_29856-73428-730 ... Id=3542084

Barrette 8-ft x 8-ft HDPE Storage Shed Floor Kit

Comes in 2' x 2' panels, and is $128 --- just $8 each for the 16 panels. Not in stock at my local store, and wondering how solid / thick it is, but if it's solid and 1/2" or thicker, would be worth getting for me for spoilboard and material.

Anyone have it in stock locally and able to check it out? I'm worried that it's hollow underneath w/ some sort of lattice pattern molded into it....
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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by sgth0mas » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:42 pm

WillAdams wrote:Came across this searching on Lowes:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_29856-73428-730 ... Id=3542084

Barrette 8-ft x 8-ft HDPE Storage Shed Floor Kit

Comes in 2' x 2' panels, and is $128 --- just $8 each for the 16 panels. Not in stock at my local store, and wondering how solid / thick it is, but if it's solid and 1/2" or thicker, would be worth getting for me for spoilboard and material.

Anyone have it in stock locally and able to check it out? I'm worried that it's hollow underneath w/ some sort of lattice pattern molded into it....
If this doesnt work, i order my hdpe from iplastics, eplastics or online metals depending on whose cheapest at the time. The last batch of 1/2" 12x12 sheets i got was like $8 per.

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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by Atonwa » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:49 pm

Not in stock in my local store but the last house I purchased had a very similar shed. It had an extruded floor like this and wasn't solid. In fact the "ribbing" you see in the pic is probably the ribs underneath showing through from the top after extrusion. The pattern on my shed was about that tight when you looked underneath.
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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by cvoinescu » Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:02 am

If it has ribs in a grid pattern, it can't be extruded; it's probably injection molded.
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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by Dewa.Designs » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:24 pm

You can get sheets of HDPE at Sams Club or Costco - sold as kitchen cutting boards.

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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by Fred Easy » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:59 am

A 15 x 20 x 1/2" cutting board is $8.98 at my local Sam's club

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Re: HDPE suitable for use as wasteboard?

Post by Damin69 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:16 pm

as far as a substrate I have had very very good results with the Menards HDPE. They sell 1/4" black in the stores for $55. You can special order 3/8" 4'x8' sheets for around $80.
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