As a follow-up to my sweaty pipe discussion, what type of tape is appropriate for to properly seal up pipe polyethylene insulation (see photo in link)? I would think that scotch tape or painter's tape is not a good choice.

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I think duct tape is the best to hold insulation in place with but I have also had really good luck with electrical tape on the foam insulation. (Disclaimer, I am an electrician so I use a lot of electrical tape).

  • Exactly the sort of experience I was seeking: I have plenty of electrical tape, so I'm inclined to go that route
    – gatorback
    Jul 22, 2017 at 12:58

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