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Strengthening LED strip light flex base

Recently I purchased 10 meters of non water proofed 3285 RGB LED strip. Its resistors and LEDs are soldered on flimsy flex which may tear. What can I do to make it strong? I'm planning to stick it ...
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Why shouldn't I use duct tape for home improvement? [closed]

Revised question- Since duct tape cannot be legally used for fixing duct (in many places), and the quality (in general) of tape for making repairs is not as good as alternative methods, duct tape ...
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Is this fix for a cracked whole house fan collar sufficient?

This past fall we had a new HVAC system put in along with new duct work and insulation. There were a lot of people in my attic, and over the course of the project, the collar that sits above my whole ...
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Repairing a rip in my hvac vent

A small section of canvas fabric connects the duct coming out of my furnace to the rest of the house. I noticed that there's quite a large rip in this fabric. Would it be best to use standard foil ...
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Can I use duct tape instead of a draft hood?

I have a small opening between my vent and water heater. Instead of buying a draft hood, is there any harm in using duct tape?
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Why doesn't duct tape work well on cables?

In the past, I've used duct tape on cables (e.g., Power, LAN). For instance, I taped cables to a wall, I taped cables together for storing etc. The taping often failed after some time: The taping ...
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How do I remove carpet tape from a painted wall?

How to remove carpet tape from painted wall without damaging the paint? This article suggests using warm cooking oil, but I am afraid the oil will irreversibly damage the paint. Should I try some ...
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What is the best way to dissolve tape that won't peel off?

Scotch tape? Duct tape? What about other types of tape (like the tape they put on supermarket labels?)
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How do I remove a stuck faucet/tap cover?

I've been fixing leaking faucets in a bathroom. There are total six faucets in a bathroom, two made into a bathroom basin, two made into the wall in the shower tube and the last two are on the wall ...
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What tape should I use to seal leaks in forced air heating system?

I have some of this duct tape Nashua 557 Premium Grade Flex Duct Tape. Is this the correct stuff to use to seal leaks in a forced air heating system, or is there something else I should be using? ...