Advice The Home Improvement/Automation Thread

Amstel

The Hoarse Whisperer
duct tape is not acceptable, nor intended to wrap metal ducts.
every house I've had has had it used ages ago, and when I got around to inspecting it, it had turned crepe-y and all blown out.

The fun ones where where you could tell it had been layered by patching and repatching through the years.

"crepe-y and all blown out"

you think maureen will peruse this thread? :lol:
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: nukes

HipHugHer

Looks like Ted Nugent, Smells like Sasquatch
Apr 18, 2016
21,319
31,274
573
77
Marklar
89,643.86₥
duct tape is not acceptable, nor intended to wrap metal ducts.
Idk. I've used it to wrap/seal crimp seams and it's still there intact and sealed years later.

Might not be "acceptable" in the engineers instructions but it works and works well.
 

wetwille

Vegan Bow Hunter
May 24, 2018
8,899
9,866
173
59
Mid MIchigan
Marklar
53,753.48₥
Metal tape or duct mastic(putty made for the job). Duct tape dries up, doesn't stick to metal that well, doesn't flex as age and so is ripped by the flexing of the pipes. And isn't fire resistant or fire-blocking.
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: Amstel

Domon

enjoys a good porkin'
May 19, 2011
40,644
23,283
473
Marklar
43,115.69₥
every house I've had has had it used ages ago, and when I got around to inspecting it, it had turned crepe-y and all blown out.

The fun ones where where you could tell it had been layered by patching and repatching through the years.

"crepe-y and all blown out"

you think maureen will peruse this thread? :lol:
aluminum hvac tape is the only way to go. Once that goes on, you'll never get it off, and you know... its metal.
 

HipHugHer

Looks like Ted Nugent, Smells like Sasquatch
Apr 18, 2016
21,319
31,274
573
77
Marklar
89,643.86₥
Metal tape or duct mastic(putty made for the job). Duct tape dries up, doesn't stick to metal that well, doesn't flex as age and so is ripped by the flexing of the pipes. And isn't fire resistant or fire-blocking.
I've seen stuff that was disintegrated into dust too. There's different types of what we generically call "duct tape". Most of it would work OK to seal up his little beer vent.
 
  • Gravy
Reactions: wetwille

luckyjack

Flaccid Member
Jan 28, 2018
29
29
1
29
Marklar
351.82₥
Planning to sell my old house in Calgary this year, here is my recent improvements. I found local home buyer service here https://bridgedalehomebuyers.ca/, it's the easiest way to sell the house in any condition fast and without any issues. One of my friends sold with their help old house in downtown in a few weeks at good price.




 
Last edited:
  • Gravy
Reactions: fly