Questions tagged [duct-tape]

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Electrical tape vs Wago connector

I live in Argentina where everyone use tape and nobody know Wago connectors. Should I use tape or Wago for my house? Wago can be purchased on Ebay, not in local shops.
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Duct tape and painter's tape to cover baseboard heater

I am having an issue of beetles and centipedes entering my apartment from under my baseboard (length of room) radiator via cracks in the foundation. Landlord is not able to send anyone out for a few ...
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How can I temporarily attach anti-bird spikes to a window air conditioner?

I'm trying to stick on anti-pigeon spikes on top of my window air conditioner and want a non-permanent solution that I can take off when I put it into storage. Is there something I can use that's ...
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Duct tape + spackle to fix hole under window ledge?

In one of the bedrooms in my apartment under the window, part of the bottom of the ledge has collapsed. Not sure what caused it. Not sure what it is made of either, probably concrete or something ...
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Duck tape versus electrical tape [duplicate]

My grandson has autism and has chewed up the cord to the computer. The wires are not cut but the insulation is gone. Can I use duck tape till I get a new cord?
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Wimpy duct tape? [closed]

I just bought a roll of "professional" class 1 duct tape and the adhesive on it is extremely wimpy. I think the last time I bought duct tape was 10 years ago and it had a thick, white adhesive that ...
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duct tape upvc conservatory leaks

I have an old conservatory that is white upvc. Along the joints across the roof it leaks. I want to know if I can stop these leaks by putting tape like this along the joins inside (not outside) (it ...
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What is duct tape's actual purpose?

It seems like duct tape is really temporary fix for everything. Obviously (or not) is is not meant for ducts. Main questions: What is duct tape's actual purpose? When should I use it for a ...
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How should I fasten air exchanger ducts to unit?

I have an air-exchanger, and the hoses are little loose. That is I can feel the air flowing out between the motor and the hose. Here is a picture of the overall thing: Here is closer picture that ...
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Self Adhesive Velcro Tape; Use one large piece or multiple small ones?

I'm trying to apply velcro tape to my windows in order to put a mosquito net on them. So far it's fallen off twice. So I've been thinking. If I were to use multiple small pieces of a few cm each (...
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Replacing net screens

I would like to replace a few mosquito net screens at my house. I was quoted with 130$ each and I have to replace 8 of them. After some research I can get the net for quite cheap. However the current ...
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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? ...