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Duct Tape
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Dennis    Posted 01-08-2003 at 07:34:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did ya'll read where DUCT TAPE can be used to remove warts? A zillion uses and still counting


Did you know???    Posted 01-08-2003 at 14:20:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Duct tape was originally developed by the military to field dress wounds. Just another bit of trivia in case someone asks. Good board by the way.


Danny in CO    Posted 01-08-2003 at 11:43:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The only 2 things you need to fix a car is bailing wire and duct (duck) tape!


Cindi    Posted 01-08-2003 at 09:45:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My neighbor in the city sold his house and moved. We became freindly with the new owner. One day I saw a plumbing truck parked in his driveway and we got to talking. Turns out the old neighbor had duct taped pipes together all over the house! The guy had leaks everywhere!


Dennis    Posted 01-08-2003 at 09:16:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
http://www.freep.com/news/nw/tape15_20021015.htm


Mike D    Posted 01-08-2003 at 09:09:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taped the bottom of the boys Wallymart swimming pool last summer. Pulled up a tree root when we took down the pool.


DeadCarp    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:40:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Warts? We dunk a cotton swab in liguid nitrogen and tap it on them for a couple seconds - freezes them and they go away with the next shower. Same with polyps.
Of course, still use duct tape for pulling bulldozers out and routine lite work like that. :)


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 07:39:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A relatively few use it on ducts.


Thats cause it's DUCK tape!    Posted 01-08-2003 at 10:22:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have heard that the jurry rigger types use it for ducts and when I had the new furnace installed I watched em close, caught em tryen to use the stuff too. Told em there was no way they was usen fender fixer to seal my new pipes.

FW


Salmoneye    Posted 01-08-2003 at 13:18:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
'Duck' Tape is a brand name...

The original stuff was designed to hold insulation on 'ductwork', and was not called 'Duct' tape...just came to be the generic name like 'Bandaid', 'Q-Tip' or 'Kleenex'...

The oldtime 'duct tape' had it all over the new stuff...When you buy a roll that is say 100 yards...look at two different brands the same length and weigh them individually...The heavier the better as the weight is all in the adhesive...more weight...more adhesive...I read somewhere that the original 'duct tape' weighed more than twice as much as the heaviest stuff you can buy today...

What is used on 'ductwork' insulation these days is aluminum tape...


Salmoneye    Posted 01-09-2003 at 02:02:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Duck Tape...Is no laughing matter, young man...

;-)


Farmer Wantabe    Posted 01-09-2003 at 04:21:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
No kidding, just ask Red Green


Salmoneye    Posted 01-09-2003 at 05:06:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If the women don't find ya handsome...

They should at least find ya handy...

;-)


Alberta Mike    Posted 01-08-2003 at 18:10:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I agree, absolutely no comparison. You can still buy decent stuff but you gotta look and then pay an arm and a leg for it. Meanwhile, most brands you buy at buildiing supply stores is absolute junk in my opinion.


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 13:45:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, yeah, I see yer point, but how can you make a joke out of "aluminum tape"???????


Fawteen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:50:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used it to tape the joints on a drier vent pipe.

Hope that doesn't get out, I'll get kicked out of the Guy Club...


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:52:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
GEEEZ! See my post on Tales (shaking head).


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:33:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do. How many of you have ever gone into your attic and retaped the joints in your duct work. After a few years of intense attic heat even the famous duct tape looses it's adhesive properties and peels away from the joint. You may be suprised at how much cool or hot air is being lost into the vast expanse known as your attic. Also you may want to retape the corners on the air handler Check it out, you may save yourself a few dollars.


Tom A    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:46:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I remember seeing a scientific study awhile back. It concluded that duct tape was about the worst choice to use for ducts, because the adhesive dries out under the normal conditions that ducts are exposed to. But of course the study pointed out that duct tape was irreplaceable for all the other uses that folks have it for--like pulling stumps and such.

Tom


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:36:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Attic? Mine are in the crawl space. I'm a stickler for efficiency. I also hate crawl spaces.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:43:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got any children? Sounds like a good job for a young person with lots of energy and flexibility.


Scott Hansen    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:44:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got a son, but he's smarter than me.


WallSal55 -    Posted 01-08-2003 at 08:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our furnace man installed a new furnace 2-3 years
ago. The stuff he used on the new ducts is still
on!! So, you may want to ask your furnace man to
add some of that furnace tape on his next stop to clean and inspect the furnace!


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La.    Posted 01-08-2003 at 09:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am the furnace/ac, electrician, plumber, carpenter, appliance repair, catchall man for my home. Thanks for the tip, I'll look into that.


Ron/PA    Posted 01-08-2003 at 14:02:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good duct tape sticks best to itself, so when sealing a joint in duct work, I always use 2 wraps when I can. I have work that's been in for years.
Later
Ron


DeadCarp - heck that's nuthin    Posted 01-09-2003 at 08:44:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Re:" I have work that's been in for years.."
Why shoot, i can point to individual jobs that have taken me longer than that! lol

Wanta half a hovercraft? How bout half a dome? Half a fish-house heater? Inoperable vehicles? Old wagon parts? A pretty nice iron pile? :)


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