My contractor left two screw holes in one of my insulated supply duct lines (because they had added a strap to hang new ductwork on, but they changed their mind and moved it). What's the best/easiest way to plug it up? It's in a hard-to-reach spot between and behind the new ductwork and when I tried putting a small sheet metal screw into it the hole using my finger tips, the hole was bigger than the small screw. So in the meantime, I put aluminum tape over the holes on top of the insulation but I'm afraid the supply air would continue to just leak into that insulation layer instead with just the tape.
Should I find a thicker screw and use that to plug it up? Or, should I just get some duct sealant or ducty putty and shove it into the hole through the insulation, then tape over that? Since it's hard to reach, I can't get my full hands through the tangle of ducts to do an adequate cut of the insulation to get to the bare metal beneath. However, I can just barely get my finger tips through so may be able to hand insert a screw or get some tape on or putty on it with a stick.