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Subject: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:17 PM

Let's face it...duct tape is great stuff. You can do all kinds of neat things with it. So, let's get it off the Bushwhacked thread and give it a thread of its own, I say!

I challenge the Mudcat to come up with 99 excellent uses for duct tape, starting with the next post...

Go to it.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:22 PM

What can't you do with duct tape, is what I'd like to know!

(Love duct tape)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: John Hardly
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:36 PM

I have and use different colors of duct tape and have used it to:
decorate a cake,
make a ukelele strap,
fix a soccer cleat,
make a greeting card,
frame a picture,
mark dog agility obstacles,

I also have a neice in the duct tape supply biz (makes her my favorite) and she feeds my habit.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:37 PM

Reminds me of Joe from News Radio! Homemade duct tape.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:41 PM

Well, first off, you can sing and talk about it as we did on this thread. Or you can visit Ol' Red hisself and order up some of his "Duct It Yourself" tapes and do some projects, like making a satellite dish out of an old patio umbrella, empty chip bags, and, of couse, duct tape.

Those will put you well over a hundred and if they only hit 99, wrap yourself up in it and do a half gainer into a McGill crapper.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Justa Picker
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:43 PM

- attitude enhancer (for younger children)
- chastity maintenance (and contraception) - unsightly hair removal (for Cletus, Paw and the Reg Boys)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:47 PM

"A half gainer"??? What's that? You should know that we never do anthing by halves in Orillia...

I should think you could use it to contain an unwanted attack of flatulence...for a while, that is. Even duct tape has its breaking point.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: CarolC
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:49 PM

wrap yourself up in it and do a half gainer into a McGill crapper.

You mean like this guy did?


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 09:49 PM

Michael Feldman, on NPR's Whaddya Know? said that duct tape was good for re-attaching severed iguana tails.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:00 PM

Carol - That guy is about to do a half gainer into the parking lot, not the McGill.

Matt - is the iguana tail supposed to reattach itself and stay alive? Doesn't sound too likely to me...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:01 PM

Well, my mailbox was leaning over very badly. Then the ground froze, so it was OK for the winter. Then it snowed and a plow knocked off the box and the wood bits holding it onto the main post. I couldn't get the nails out, and couldn't shove them back in the holes. It's duct taped up there now, and is very solid. This is much better than the "bucket stuck on a snowbank" method that some guy on my street used.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:04 PM

Almost Carol, but in a half-gainer you'd be head first and facing the rear.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: KT
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:10 PM

Repair an eight inch hole in a canoe that got a little too close to the campfire on a five day wilderness trek. Did the trick, saved miles on the bailing arm, and got the paddlers back to civilization in two days!!!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Jeri
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:11 PM

No, Spaw - she'd be head first facing the front, unless you add a half twist in.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:23 PM

Jeri's post is the best use so far.

For all aspiring luthiers, using duct tape is the simplest way to glue up a bookmatched guitar top. Lay the two halves side by side and stretch strips of duct tape across them. Then open them up and apply the glue. Then fold them back again, and place a weight on top, just enough to keep from springimg up. The duct tape will provide just the right amount of clamping pressure.

btw, the stuff you buy in hardware stores nowadays is crap. You can still get "real" duct tape from specialist suppliers, like Veritas and Woodcraft.

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: MMario
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:37 PM

whwen the seams in our travel trailer sprung open crossing the mojave desert back in '63 Dad pieced it together with duct tape.

And in ren-faire circles duct tape is used to make patterns for both bodices and tights.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: sophocleese
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:42 PM

Repairing plastic swords
Attaching a trailing cord to the wall
Keeping a diaper on a toddler
Neatening up old instrument cases....lots of things it can be used for.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 10:58 PM

repairing SCA armor
building SCA armor
tent repair
putting a reading light on a bed headboard
taping car doors shut when the latch is broken
wrapping presents--cover the sucker completely, har har
taping mic lines, etc. to the floor during a gig
wrist brace when you forget yours......carpal tunnel, ya know
and, not least, as an Elizabethan "breast binder"--OVER an ace bandage, mind you!!!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:03 PM

We had some natty Camoflaged duct tape in Okinawa...we used it to cover a hole in our van's muffler!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:15 PM

patched tears in my shop-vac's 4" hose...kept a pin in place on a spinning chuck on my lathe...sealed leaky doors in winter...held powers cords down across an aisle at a craft show....and 47 other uses..

AND....back in college, I worked for the Building & Grounds dept. as a student flunky...and I actually helped the Air conditioning crew...*SEAL DUCTS!*..yep...I taped ducts!.....


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:19 PM

I used some in a CA project dealing with a visual analysis of type & image variations...and got an A for it!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Naemanson
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:21 PM

Contrary to Joel Mabus' song you CAN'T use it to patch a broken heart.

But I have used it for most of the above uses. Except as a breast binder. I wouldn't like to see any breast bound!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:24 PM

Breasts Unbound! What a great name for an all-female bawdy song group!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:24 PM

Forgot one--use it at the roller rink to tape hairy male calves together (as a prank) Said hairy legged male whipped out his handy Spyderco pocket knife and whacked it right off......also whacked his calf 6" long and nearly to the bone........43 stitches. It's a Bubba Luke thing........he laughed all the way to ER, while they stitched up his leg,all night until the REAL PAIN set in the next day............bubbas are nutso!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:29 PM

and all around the world...headband

and Prarie Home Companion

and!...perhaps the ultimate site...art...or what passes for art in some places


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Apr 01 - 11:31 PM

Well, Bill, I think that just about says it all.......


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: rangeroger
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 12:03 AM

Back when I was racing, we were at Phoenix Raceway where my team mate, Bobbie Cooper threw a rod in her G production MG Midget during practice.She was racing for National points,so it was important that she run in the race.We went out on the track and picked up the pieces of the engine block that were knocked out by the rod, took them back to the pits, and put the engine back together with duct tape.

We had pulled the damaged rod pieces and piston out of the engine,pulled the push rods to the affected cylinder so the valves wouldn't operate and pullled the spark plug wire off.We then cleaned the block parts thoroughly and placed them in their respective positions like a jigsaw puzzle. and then put a lot of duct on the block.

We had an amazed audience of tech inspectors,various track officials,and assorted other racers and mechanics all telling us it would never work and the engine would never run.

All were extremely surprised when not only did the engine fire and run,Bobbie actually made three laps in the race before bringing it in.

The vibration was so great with only 3 of the 4 reciprocating pieces going that the car was pretty much undriveable.

rr


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 12:18 AM

Sorry I can't supply attribution where it is due, but someone once hit the nail on the head with the observation that "Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup is the duct tape of home cooking"!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Larry
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 01:30 AM

When my brother went to college all he wanted was duct tape. According to him "If it cant be fixed with duct tape, it aint worth fixin'"


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 01:35 AM

Larry, your brother forgot baling wire.....aka "balin' whar" and binder twine........I'll bet, with them three thangs, Paw and the Boyz really could fix anything! (A little coffee don't hurt, neither.....)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Iguanaguy
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 07:38 AM

Okay, heer goze:

Duct Tape is like The Force...it has a light side, and a dark side...and holds the Universe together!

...Couldn't resist...

Mark V. 8:)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:00 AM

Now is "duct tape" the same as "masking tape", which is basically tough waterproof paper, and which is useful for every purpose under heaven? Or is it that plasticised stuff that I can't manage to use without tearing my teeth out and destroying my fingernails?


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:03 AM

McGrath, it's the tough, thick, extremely stick silver-metallic tape with the fibers running through it.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:13 AM

My friend swears she used it to provide uplifting bra-less support when wearing a strapless formal dress. You run the tape from one side of the breasts underneath to the other side so it squishes them together and pushes them up. Apparently it's a supermodel technique. Cheaper than a wonderbra.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: RichM
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:15 AM

my bandmate has a favorite pair of comfortable slippers--held together with-you guessed it: duct tape!
I had thought of buying him a new pair as a gift. But then I decided it's more appropriate to simply gift him a new roll of duct tape...

Rich


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 08:21 AM

Fibula... I too have a friend who uses tape in that way... Though she used parcel tape... silly thing didn't think as far as having to take the stuff off again.... But she swears by it. ouch!

Hey... Fibula... arn't you in Bristol.....? Well I'm just on the other side of the Severn Bridge.... perhaps, nah... can't be a co-incidence... nah...hmm

I use duct tape to attach my mic to my boom stand, as I have lost the little gadget bit that should be used to attach my mic to the stand... hmmm Ella


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Micca
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 09:07 AM

kevin Duct tape in American= Gaffer tape in UK and is a force to be reckoned with, We Repaired a Giant( 12 feet tall figure) in a procession and it held all the way with no ptob, and we have repaired giants clothing too


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 09:28 AM

Yeah, I'm in Bristol, Ella, but my friend's back in Belfast. That'd would've made a nice co-incidence though. Evidently the duct-tape-bosom-lifting practice is more widespread than I imagined!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 09:33 AM

It is... though personally I have never tried it...

There's not much call for halter neck tops, strapless gowns or similar clothing to be worn at the sessions I tend to go to... So don't feel the need.

Ella


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 10:05 AM

All this talk about Fib & Ella's breasts is starting to make me think I need a cold shower!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 10:07 AM

awww Bless Matt... you poor thing, go and have a cold shower...

Lol

Calm down matey


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: MMario
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 10:10 AM

it also works well in making 3D maps or dioramas.

It can be substituted for flypaper.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 10:17 AM

heh heh heh Matt - I haven't tried it yet. I never have occasion to wear the only strapless dress I own, and when I do, I'll need the duct tape to hold the damn thing up.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:16 AM

If you're putting your instrument cases on the airplane through the luggage check, wrap around the whole case and cover all the latches with at least 2 layers of tape. This will make them less likely to pop open and get torn off in handling.

As soon as you touch down and reclaim your instrument, unwind it and throw it away (the tape, I mean) -- less likely to leave marks on the case the shorter a time it's on there.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Kim C
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 11:39 AM

We have used it to temporarily repair reenacting clothes. One night as we were walking out the door to something, my hoop skirt popped and I used duct tape to fix it. That same night, Mister used it to hem his trousers as he had not yet finished sewing them. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 01:35 PM

I thought that might be it. Masking tape is the stuff for me - putting up notices, cleaning surfaces, holding any kind of temporary repair together (for example while the Araldite sets), and a million other uses. And you can take it off as soon as you want without any hassle. And it doesn't leave any marks or damage normally, so you can use it on guitars holding the cheat sheet on etc.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: MMario
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 01:41 PM

ah! I'd forgotten about that! temporary repairs to breeches seams during a play - had about 30 seconds to repair a major split on an actor...


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: enkd
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 02:26 PM

  • Once, while babysitting, I used little strips of duct tape to fasten a disposable diaper when the little adhesive strips didn't work. (parents were surprised, but as Vermonters, they appreciated the resourcefulness)
  • Many, many repairs to canvas Converse Chuck Taylors
  • Repaired MAJOR holes in a ski bag which has survived several plane trips since
  • Made DOZENS of ski ties (to hold a pair of skis together, base-to-base... one loop with the sticky side out covered with another loop, sticky side in)
  • And my favorite...last Halloween, I constructed a scale-mail shirt entirely out of old CD-ROMs and duct tape...


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Amergin
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 02:37 PM

A couple of years back, my little brother made a wallet soley out of duct tape.....he had it until some bastard stole it from his gym locker at school, a couple of weeks ago....


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 03:10 PM

now in the USA, "duct tape" and "gaffers tape" are different products...similar, but use different adhesive and fiber. Stage hands and roadies would not DREAM of using duct tape to fasten cables to pillars or floors..etc...it leaves residue and does not tear the same way..Gaffers tape is not usually an off-the-shelf item in stores, and is more expensive.

also, McGrath..there's another UK/American difference in terminology..... 'Araldite' is unknown here...we say 'epoxy'....Araldite seems to be both a brand name and a general class of adhesives called "epoxy resins"...but in the UK, it has become synonomous with one company's products.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: gnu
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 03:36 PM

Do you wish you could buy those cheap tubes of caulking, with the cheap caps, use less than a tube, and not have the remaining caulking rendered useless by shelf curing ?

Never fear !!!!! Take a piece of duct tape about 50mm long. Place it at an appropriate distance from the cut end of the "spout" and wind it around the spout, forming a circular tube. Squeeze about 10mm of the end of the tape tube together. The goal is to leave an air space about 20mm long past the end of the spout. Inject caulking into the space until you feel, with you fingers, that you've got a fair bit of caulking in the space. Then tape the gun end shut.

VOILA !!!!! Just like the day you bought it. Of course, if you bought it at Crappy Tire, the shelf life probably expired a couple of months before you left the store with it. I've kept half-used silicone caulking tubes for a year like that.

And remember.... check the due date.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 04:31 PM

We are definitly on the home stretch here...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 05:18 PM

To keep caulking fresh, just shove a long, fat nail into the spout. When you pull the nail out, it will leave an open track down to where the unhardened caulking is.

Saves duct tape and you can use the nail over and over.

There's my household tip. Do I get $5?

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 06:23 PM

here you go, Alex

or would you prefer Canadian?

(been using the nail trick for years)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: gnu
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 06:40 PM

But your caulking won't last for months and months with a nail unless you recut the end square. Oh.... I see.... happy weekender specials. Got a large supply of masking tape on hand, do we, lads ? Perhaps some latex gloves ? Rent nail guns and compressors for the BIG jobs ? Get your lumber loaded by the skinny kid ? Make a special trip to get that stud finder on sale ? Got a five foot carpenter's level for fence posts ? Rub deck screws in your hair so they'll drive easier ? A fine bead, indeed !


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Apr 01 - 07:16 PM

gno, gno, gnu...you CAULK the part that isn't cut square...with your other caulking gun...then you....ummmm


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: mousethief
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 12:38 AM

If the nail is as wide as the tube it doesn't matter if the end is cut square.

If you can call anything as round as a tube "cut square."

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Matt_R
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 12:51 AM

Hmmmm....shoving in long fat nails, and rubbing deck screw heads? Is there something Freudian going on here?


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: mousethief
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 12:55 AM

Only in your dorm room, Matt.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Amergin
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 01:56 AM

i use to go diving for deck screws....on an almost daily basis....


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: gnu
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 04:18 AM

Alex said ... If you can call anything as round as a tube "cut square." I suppose I could have used more apt terms. Hmmm.... If you store your tube upright, you would cut the end of the tube true and, if you store it on its side, you would cut the end plumb.

As for having nails on hand that fit the tube well, I could never cut the end of the tube so that any size nail would fit and that's just my luck - bad. Plus, I've never had a brilliant in my hand. Living 20km from the ocean in a climate that sees frost cycles as often as seven times a week in the late fall and in the early spring makes you cringe at the thought of using anything but hot dipped... no good for plugging tubes of caulking.

Speaking of galvanized, does this piss anybody else off ? Nowadays, all you can find are the newfangled galvanized, smooth as a baby's butt. I guess they are cheaper to manufacture, but they won't bite worth a tinker's compared to the old hot dipped. Driving them toe sucks - see above "frost cycle".... you'd have to drive a heck of a lot of nails to save enough galvanizing to pay for a nail puller.

Anyway, trust me. The tape thing works as well as the screw-on storage caps on the expensive tubes and if you live in a climate like mine, where caulking might sit on the shelf for four to six months of the year, the tape's the clear riggin'.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,JTT
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 04:34 AM

The Domestic Bird maillist is discussing how to use duct tape for a duck with a wing growing improperly: put the duck in a baby's T-shirt and then duct-tape its wings to its sides. An alternative offered is to take most of the stickiness of the tape by sticking it to your jeans, then simply tape the duck's sick wing in with it. You take the stickiness off so it won't stick too hard to the feathers, but the tape will stick to itself.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 05:18 AM

duck tape - ho ho ho


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 06:38 AM

Too true, Fib! There's a brand of duct tape available in the UK called Duck Tape. I had to buy some last year to make a dog collar for a vicars' and tarts' theme at Whitby. I could only get green, so when I was asked 'which denomination?' I answered 'lowest common'!

Still had enough left to fik our gig bags (you know the bit where the machines and string ends chew up the inside) and there's a strip holding my mellodeon bag together. Yer, Duck Tape. Better not tell Geoff and the Mrs, though.

Les


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 08:09 AM

Alex, I don't live in a dorm!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Grab
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 08:39 AM

Our car's got a hinged flap for the fuel filler, instead of a normal filler cap. The hinges bust a little while back, so it was going around for a couple of months with duct tape stopping the petrol spilling/evaporating (or some git stuffing a match down it!) It's also the essential thing to take camping, for when you rip the tent's groundsheet.

I can't compete with taping boobs up, though...

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 12:17 PM

folks, you wouldn't BELIEVE what you can find with a search engine!....(oh, silly me...of course you would!)

suffice it to say, duct tape can be and has been used for practically everything!...there seem to be many references to using it as breast support, disguise and 'restraint'..tsk!

here you go: (the more 'extreme' ones *grin* left out)and this only scrathes the surface!

http://www.cyberstones.com/cyberstones/style/0799/style1.html
http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/diner.html
http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=duct%20tape%20does%20not%20make%20a%20good%20bra
http://www.leanna.com/DuctTapeDouble/
http://www.ioweb.com/redgreen/tapeideas.html
http://www.th-record.com/archive/2000/10/14/ductside.htm
http://www.crosswinds.net/~duskt/goth/ductt.htm
http://www.onlinemadison.com/jan28/gary.html
http://tightlacing.com/aris.html


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 12:22 PM

Bill D. I worked for a while in a sheet metal shop (Puget Sound Naval Shipyard), but we didn't have duct tape then. All rivets, or Heliarc welding for bigger pieces (which uses Argon, not Helium. Helium goes up even faster when its hot, and welds to aluminum just ended up as a pile of amorphous saphire). On something like an aircraft carrier or battleship you can walk upright in the air conditioning and ventilation ducts but you've got to wear cotton booties so you don't dent or scratch).

Wrap duct tape adhesive side out on an empty toilet paper roll, then roll it over clothes to take off the lint.

The government saved millions when duct tape came out because everyone was using that expensive plastic strip electrical insulating tape for taping everything under the sun.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Hawker
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 07:44 PM

We used it to fasten a sheet of strong polythene over the hole in our camper roof, The vent cover blew off in a terrifying gale on the M6, whilst the lorry in front of us travelled on 2 wheels at an angle of aprox. 66 degrees. Due to us being a little lazy, the new polythene & duct tape cover stayed there for several months with no leaks!
Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Les B
Date: 05 Apr 01 - 09:08 PM

The whole film world is held together with gaffer tape: everything from taping up small lights in hard to reach crannies & nooks, to putting a mic up the leading man's pants leg, to masking stray light off a lens.

At a recent birthday party, a gag gift was a natty second-hand sport coat entirely covered, tastefully, in silver duct tape. It was probably water and fire proof !!

A stage techie for a big summer concert told me that the huge stacked speakers were held together by 3-foot long strips of gaffer tape rolled in a tube and X'd to the sides of the speakers. He said it took three strong guys to pull the speakers apart after the show.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,NH Dave
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 12:17 PM

The Air Froce came up with an improvement on duct tape, which we called F-4 tape. This was either thin steel or aluminum "tape" with sticky on the back that was used to make temporary patches to the skins of aircraft or helicopters after encounters with small, fast, sharp objects.

I've even seen this used on F-4 wings, for short flights, hence the name.

If memory serves, J.C. Whitney, a mail order car bits place, used to offer stainless steel tape for such high temperature repairs as mending exhaust systems, or the like. I have used duct tape and a couple of hose clamps to mend radiator hose in an auto, where the tem gets up around 212 F., and the pressure around 10 - 15 PSI. Tape the dickens out of the area around the leak, and then put on a couple of hose clamps to hold the tape in place. I'm so glad that now I am now to afford proper maintenance techniques.

Oh yes, when I returned to the US from Britain, I had the top and bottom of a dulcimer that I never got around to making. I put them between my guitar and banjo cases, and taped the two cases together with duct tape. And then the damned customs man asked me to open the cases! Which I suppose leads to the inevitable taping of hard cases together to make them last another 20 or more years. When the weight of the duct tape exceeds that of the case AND the instrument, I suppose it is time to buy a new case.

Dave


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,#1
Date: 06 Apr 01 - 11:48 PM

Na, just take the old tape off and put new on. CCl4 will clean it up very well. Your doctor may be able to give you a prescription for it. It's great medicine for your digestive tract (disolves livers and such), and makes your piss come out brown (until you die of course).


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: CarolC
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 12:25 AM

A couple of years ago, a resourceful and peripatetic acoustic musician who many of you are familiar with, but whom I prefer not to name, stayed at my place while he was doing a gig here in town. Instead of a suitcase, he used a big cardboard box in which to haul his stuff around.

He kept the whole thing together with duct tape. Every time he opened the box, he cut through layers of duct tape. Then when he closed it again, he wrapped several new layers of duct tape around it. The box had more duct tape than box.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bert
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 01:17 AM

Aha! The truth is out. Bruce O. used to be a sheet metal worker. I KNEW you were a bloody tinker Bruce *GRIN*

Bert the boilermaker.

P.S. Before anyone takes this as serious, this is just fun. There used to be a lot of good natured banter between boilermakers and sheet metal workers (who we used to call tinkers). Actually a tinker is a mender of pots and pans, and sheet metal workers generally disapprove of being called tinkers.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: gnu
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 07:14 AM

I hear tinkers are also Jolly.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 08:46 AM

1) Watching Eurosport - Curling World camps.
They crouch on one shoe with a Teflon sole, and trails the other leg as an oar. On the toecap some curlers pu Duct Tape.
2) Roll into a ball and throw at a chimpanzee. If you miss it is probably because it was a "ducked ape"
**groan**


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 05:28 PM

we used to have duct-tape soccer games after festivals...scrape up all the leftover tape and form it into a ball...it bounces funny ways, but who cares at midnight after 2-3 days of work & music!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Kaleea
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 12:24 AM

Ah! Duct tape: Southern Engineering at it's finest!Guitar players: My pal's guitar needs a new bridge & the strings are always breaking. Sometimes 5-6 times in a couple hours. I suggested he put a piece of paper between the string & the bridge. He came to the next session with -you guessed it!- duct tape under the strings. The strings break much less. You may all want to know that there is a duct tape calendar with a hint for each day of the year one can buy. Hints such as those not endorsed by the SPCA for example: wrap your little doggie like the mummy with duct tape sticky side out & send it under the bed to remove dust balls. (I have a long haired cat & no, I did not attempt that one.)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: pastorpest
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 04:30 PM

Completely wrap duct tape around the box board container your electronic tuner came in and you will have a secure case to keep the precious tuner in. The duct tape case will last as long or longer than the tuner, if you are careful to reinforce the flaps for opening and closing the tuner case.

Fix shower curtains when the hooks pull through the plastic.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Apr 01 - 06:31 PM

Well...I t'ink we oughta use some of dat dere duct tape stuff to tape up Jean Chretien's mout' on da lef' side, and den he would stop talking like dis and talk like dat! By gar! Maybe den he could balance da budget and get dis country back in shape! And maybe den he and Bush could reach a new level of misunderstanding and we could start da War of 1812 all ovair again! Only dis time no more mister nice guy, eh?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 12:26 AM

John in Kansas -- sneaking in on dear LIK's cookie --
I don't think there is any need to add more variations to the theme of 'name two or more objects that can be joined together with duct tape' but for all of those who know and love the product in it's many forms, two above posts require comment.
Carol C. asked "What can't you do with duct tape?" The simple answer is "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT OFF." This is really only true after it's been in place for a while, but can be a real problem.
GUEST#1 suggested CCL4 (usually called "carbon-tet" in local usage here), but - as stated - it has a tendency to be VERY toxic - and is banned in most civilized circles. Dried on, hardened, cooked, petrified duct tape (and masking tape) adhesive can be readily removed by rubbing gently with MENTHOLATUM. This is a trick I discovered more than twenty years ago and have used since. I have tried the similar VICK's VAPORUB and it doesn't work at all. Apparently the petrolatum-menthol combination is special, and petrolatum camphor doesn't have the same effect. (I have also tried most conveniently available solvents, soaps, etc. and nothing works as well as the menthol petrolatum.) Smells nice, non-toxic, and you can cure your head congestion while you work. (The smell fades in a few hours.) Cheers - and happy taping.
JohnInKansas


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Philibuster
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 12:45 AM

Use it on your fly when your zipper breaks. Draws questions, and it's hell to take a wiz, but it's better en havin 'Littl' Phil' hangin out.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 03:50 PM

But then what if those little curly hairs get stuck to it? That could be a real problem. Why not just wear Bozo the Clown underwear like Spaw does? Then if your zipper breaks you've got an instant art show. Or buy pants that are way too long, and then your nose will hang out instead of "Littl' Phil", only offending a few people...well, maybe more than a few in your case. :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: tiggerdooley
Date: 09 Apr 01 - 04:06 PM

I made a flat mirror into a secure stand-up mirror for my dressing table using duct tape. It DIDN'T fall over in the middle of the night, almost scaring me to death. There lies the difference between DUCT tape and MASKING tape!!!!!!!! I have learnt my lesson....

Fibula and Ella, it may be cheaper than a wonder bra, but you get covered in sticky stuff. Not v. attractive, I can tell ya!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: catspaw49
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 10:10 AM

I thought I'd bring back this old thread when I found this particularly fascinating use........

Stick,.....er, uh......CLICK Here

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: DancingMom
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 10:37 PM

My husband, Mr. Aesthetics, once reupholstered the seat of an old rocking chair with duct tape. Worked great for a while, but then the ends started to curl up a bit and would stick firmly to our butts when we tried to haul ourselves out of the chair. He uses it to attach plastic sheeting on the windows of our drafty old house every winter for insulation, too.

I nursed the kiddie pool through one more summer plugging the leaks with duct tape. I've also hemmed marching band pants and various costumes as well.

I had heard of the duct tape strapless bra, too, not brave enough to try it. Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Dec 01 - 11:11 PM

SONG WRITERS NEEDED! New song entitled "Duct Tape Mkes the World Go Round" needs lyrics.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Amos
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 12:27 AM


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Milkdud22
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 12:45 AM

According to my friend, if it can't be fixed with duct tape, it ain't worth fixin'. This soccer season my cleats were falling apart, and toward the end, the only thing holding them together was spit and duct tape. My mother also used to wrap my twin sister in duct tape to keep our diapers on. We had the worst habit of taking of clothes, untying shoelaces, etc. I also heard of a girl who was trying to win a college scholarship by making a dress out of duct tape. It looked quite cute and fashionable, and I had no idea duct tape came in so many colors!

-Milkdud


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: heric
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 12:50 AM

Last year, there was a news story from the deep south: Some kid saved his own life, honest to God, with duct tape. He was lost in an alligator infested swamp, so he tied himself up in a tree with duct tape and made it through the night. Best use of duct tape ever.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Lynn T
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 12:35 PM

Want a perfectly-fitted dress dummy? Get a turtleneck or longsleeve t-shirt you never want to see again, several rolls of duct-tape and a patient friend. Put the shirt on over whatever undergarments you plan to use with the finished clothing (ex: corsets for reenactors, or your favorite style of bra, Spaw) Have your friend start plastering six-inch lenths of the tape in all directions on the outside of the shirt's torso, until it assumes your shape and gets pretty stiff. Have your friend slice the shirt open down the center back so you can escape, then insert a hanger across the shoulders and a pillow in the bodey cavity, stitch the thing back up, and you've got an instant double. If you hang a chain from your workroom ceiling, you can then hang the dummy at your height from the floor, so you can get a rough cut on pinning up hems without bothering your friend again.

After decades of doing costumery for reenactors, I have a corpse's gallery of these easy dummies hung from curtain rods slung from my workroom ceiling. I use a window hook to fetch down the one I want to hang from the "working chain", which has colored marks on the chainlinks corresponding to marks on the neck of each dummy-hanger, so I know how far off the ground to hang the thing. Works great!

Lynn


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 12:58 PM

uh, yeah.......say, look here, I'd like to make myself available as a taper and cutter for any of you Mudcat women which might be interested in what Lynn describes. I'd be happy to help feeling forming you up anytime.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 06:19 PM

Many years ago, I went to a job interview where they had one of them high-powered human disusers graduates give me an "aptitude test." One of the questions was "list as many things as you can think of to use a wire coat hanger for."

Well, he 'lowed as how my 140 odd uses was 40 or 5 times the normal, but he congratulated me profusely for being the first one who ever listed "you can hang a coat on it."

So do we need to say ----- "you can tape a duct?"

Frankly, I like a lot of the above uses a lot better.

As a side note:

In the aircraft industry - the better grade of "duct tape" is called "duct tape." The metal tape version is sometimes called "300 mph tape." (They use it a lot in wind tunnel tests.) The run-of-the-mill hardware shop stuff is called something best omitted here.

John


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Willa
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 07:09 PM

Judging by the posts on the 'Son of stony stratford' thread, there'll be a great need for it there in order to repair all the inflatables!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Robin2
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 09:28 PM

My whole life is held together with duct tape

Newest use..holding our left headlight in after hitting a deer
We go through so much duct tape, we've become picky about what kind we buy...never buy "Duck" tape, it just isn't very good(hard to tear, and not sticky)

You see, duct tape was invented by the south during the civil war, and if they would have developed it just a little sooner, the south would have never lost the war...

Why do you think it's gray?

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Janie
Date: 12 Dec 01 - 10:24 PM

The plexiglass window to our storm door has been duct taped in for going on 3 years now. Duct tape patched our folboat in a very dicey blow down in the Florida Keys. I have used it for an emergency hem job. Half of the toys my son and I have invented are held together or reinforced with duct tape. Given a roll of duct tape, tie wire, sheet metal and a bic lighter and one can probably make, rig or repair anything.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: WyoWoman
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 12:32 AM

Bikini wax, anyone? Anyone?
Bueller? ... aaayeeeeeyoooowwcchhhhh!

ww


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:24 AM

This morning's edition of the daily rag includes an article on a local couple who made their complete prom outfits from duct tape. Here "Flamenco style dress with 28 yards of lacy black trim on the flounces was made with pinking shears and a flower-shaped hole punch." Reportedly, you can't stitch the stuff, so it was all stapled. But she say's it was waterproof, when it rained on the prom.

Unfortunately, the paper's web site doesn't post pictures. I will attest that she looked quite fetching. He was sorta ordinary.

Their effort was apparently in response to a contest - by Duck Brand Duct Tape, who else?

Maybe someone would get a Mudcat Calendar idea from The Contest

John


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:52 AM

I admit to not having read all the way thrco' the thread, but "Apollo 13" was repeated yesterday on the BBC. I don't think you can beat their use of it.
At the World SF con I saw a series of badges;
"Gaffer Tape / Duct Tape is like The Force it has a Dark side, a Light side, and it binds the universe together"


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: JedMarum
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 08:54 AM

This stuff is essential for a stage! I use it to anchor cables and/or wires so they don't create hazards under foot.

I use it to keep the snake fixed and out of the way of heavy traffic so it does not get damaged.

I also use it to create handles for boxes so I can carry them some distance comfortably - eg carrying in two or three boxes of CDs to a festival, I sometimes tape the boxes together in single group, then pull up a loop of tape, doubled over on itself to make a handle. Works great, then I just throw away the handle when I'm done. And if I don;t sell all the CDs - I repeat the process to carry them back out after the festival is over!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: KT
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 03:57 PM

Works wonders as a WART REMOVER! NO KIDDING!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 04:27 PM

I see that this "99 uses" thread now has 102 posts. How about using duct tape to tie the hands of anybody who comes up with anymore?


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Al
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 07:39 PM

Banjo mute.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:30 PM

Hey Alex...have you ever tried wrapping the instrument case in paper or cloth first and *then* taping the whole thing up in duct tape? Seems to me you could avoid that nasty sticky residue that way.

Mmario...Don't forget they measure you for "Medieval Moccasins" with duct tape as well as bodices and tights. Which leads me to ask: How *did* they measure you in Medieval times if they did not have duct tape??

And lastly, my very own confession.

I just this past weekend bought a roll of black duct tape for the sole purpose of fixing the rip in the underside of the dashboard of my 1984 rabbit convertible. It had a nasty verticle slit in it that made the covering curl up to either side. So, I cut the part of the piece off where it was ripped, and now, I'm gonna duuuuuuct tape it where there aint no more vinyl!

Is there rehab or a 12 step for this?


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:32 PM

OOPS! I quoted from Alex, and it should have been Mousethief. My bad.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: IvanB
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:48 PM

artbrooks, just because there are 102 (actually 106 with this one, unless someone else is typing right now and beats my submission) posts doesn't mean there have been 99 uses for duct tape published yet. Some posts were merely commentary on others.

Right now my desk chair is rolling back and forth over a large patch of duct tape because I've broken through my chair mat. It's been this way for several months, however there's a new mat waiting in the garage for me to vacuum my office so I can lay it down. Who knows when that'll happen.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:49 PM

Oh, and I forgot...the St. Paulie Girl?

Duct tape. What, you think those things are filled with helium or something?

Fibula Mattock is absolutely right.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: 53
Date: 22 Apr 02 - 09:59 PM

I used it to tape up one of my road hardened or should I say destroyed hard shell cases.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: JenBurdoo
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 01:27 AM

Here's one: It makes for some very funny comic books. See www.nodwick.com for details -- it's a Dungeons and Dragons parody about a henchman whose manipulative employers use him to set off traps, bait dragons, as a doorstop, etc, and whose cleric therefore uses Duct Tape (tm) to make him serviceable again. Made with Glue of the Gods, this magical product can reattach severed limbs and even revive the recently dead. Example sequence:
"What happened to me?"
"You were chewed in half by giant shrews. We taped you back together."
"So that's why my feet are on backwards?"
Jennifer


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:44 PM

Household repair: Up until I got energetic and replaced the drain pipe it had been combat patched using a strip of rubber a plastic bag and firmly held in place with duct tape. It would still be there except the metal out side of the duct tape rotted away. I can attest that it will hold a 150 pound person to the propeller blade of a P-3 Orion. Would make it a handy baby sitting accessory. It works well as a sort of instant vice for cutting pipe too. Excuse me I think I hear a roll calling me now.... neil


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 03:44 PM

Household repair: Up until I got energetic and replaced the drain pipe it had been combat patched using a strip of rubber a plastic bag and firmly held in place with duct tape. It would still be there except the metal out side of the duct tape rotted away. I can attest that it will hold a 150 pound person to the propeller blade of a P-3 Orion. Would make it a handy baby sitting accessory. It works well as a sort of instant vice for cutting pipe too. Excuse me I think I hear a roll calling me now.... neil


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Sonnet
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:03 PM

I used to put a piece of duct tape on the soles of my daughter's Irish dancing heavy shoes if the stage was slippery at a feis. You score few points for falling on your bum! Also useful under tap shoes to prevent damage to wooden floors.

J.McS


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,J
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 07:12 PM

Another pair of prom outfits from from duct tape - this one with a picture: http://www.boston.com/news/daily/23/duct_tape_prom.htm


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:02 PM

Holy God. Those Renaissance outfits look better than some I've seen that cost considerably more.

I will add, howe'er, that Miladies is a tad anachronistic.

Not that I am a costume nazi. My motto is, "wear whatcha want, so long as the boss don't mind".


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Apr 02 - 08:06 PM

use number 115 (out of 99)
Cut into squares to use as tiles.
if not big enough they can be stretched because they are - Ductile
Just Duct for cover.......


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 May 07 - 03:55 PM

FROM THE PROCEDURAL MANUAL

Problem-- BAD window in a rented house, conveneitnly located in the shady part of the porch and well out of the rain; storms and screens fit for sh*t and incomplete, but need an outer screen for seasonal use of a small twin-fan-type exhaust fan. Redeems an otherwise unusable room that needs good ventilation, into playroom, daytime napping space, occasional classroom, occasional childcare room, and one of Mmario's favorite places to sleep when the house is full-up. Outer parts of window all oldstyle aluminum siding, except for actual wood of window sashes. Unheated and very drafty section of house-- winter use very slight. Sashes also no longer work easily due to settling, warping, etc.

Solution: Mount permanent screen from the outside. Use celotex or plexi panel for winter insulation to mount from the inside when it's time to close the room for the winter. Install fan in summer when its warm enough to need it and it can be left for the season; remove when winter heating season gets serious after Indian Summer, and install insulating panels.

Procedure:
1. Break the remaining glass on the remaining storm window panel, obviating the need to get the other aluminum frame re-glazed. (Let it fall out onto the woodpile under the window, CHECK)
2. Caulk ever-falling upper sash and screw in permanent, tightly- closed position (CHECK)
3. Dig up unused roll of black nylon screen and estimate size suitability. (CHECK-- it's an inch too small on two sides and an inch too long on one.)
4. Bypass duct-tape hunt through house and camper; proceed indirectly to WalMart for new roll; purchase after ice-cream stop. (CHECK, narrowly missing known associates for mandatory Wally World chitchat.)
5. Send man-- who moved woodpile to clean up broken glass without consultation with wife, blocking access to window she could FINALLY have fixed all by herself-- for favorite ladder. (CHECK)
6. Wife: Duct tape screen fabric onto side wall of porch, using porch siding as leveling guide. Extend size of patch on three sides, with multiple rows of neatly-pressed duct tape. At bottom, run a line of tape as a reference/place to grab for tightening patch during installation. (CHECK)
7. Wife: Peel neatly-prepared patch off porch wall and bring to installation site. (CHECK)
8. Wife: Hand patch up to man on ladder and instruct on placement after eyeballing center/level. (CHECK)
9. Man: Follow instructions carefully and manfully, attaching top (only) of patch, tightly. Come down and remove ladder when asked.
10. Wife: Trim off excess at bottom of patch. Finish tightening and taping from the bottom edge. (CHECK)
11. Man: Put ladder back in place and tighten/press down sides of patch. (CHECK)
12. Couple: Congratulate/thank one another, admire effect of patch, clean up site. (CHECK)

If completed successfully, proceed to fan installation procedure manual.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 28 May 07 - 11:28 PM

Scavenge tip:

Mains fans are used to draw air out of computer cabinets - I'm taking about those 5-7 ft high metal 'server' cabinets - they are usually wired as a seperate pluggable unit. Can be found at places that recycle such second hand cabinets. Duct tape will easily hold them in place for a few months, if you mount them on a board or piece of plexiglass.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Gurney
Date: 29 May 07 - 12:52 AM

For burglars: tape over the window you intend to break. It doesn't soung like glass, then.

For boaties: Tape the tank on top of the outboard. I had a split priming bulb and suspect one-way valves. Went to a plain length of hose and blew hard in the tank filler to prime the motor.

Hey, it was early in the trip and a long way to row. It worked perfectly, but not prettily.

That 'F4' tape mentioned above is in common use by airlines. It comes in two varieties, named after the highest recommended speed to be used when it is holding bits to the 'plane. 600mph & 1000mph, or something. If the door-catch is dickey, they tape the door shut!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: open mike
Date: 29 May 07 - 01:16 AM

www.ducktapeclub.com/
http://www.ducttapeguys.com/duckvsduct.html

it has also been used for fund raising events
where someone )often the hight school principal)
is taped to a wall for donations...
http://www.octanecreative.com/ducttape/walltapings/

this comes with a warning to not try it at home...


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 May 07 - 04:37 AM

Useful for taping the handle of the Dyson vacuum to the hose bit, because the little plastic strip has broken that keeps the latch in place. Trouble is, this no longer leaves the catch available for easy release so a handy supply is fed round the hose of the Dyson for future reference.

Also works with ordinary sticky tape.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 May 07 - 02:24 PM

I've heard it said that Silence is Golden, but Duct Tape is Silver.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 10:30 PM

Unruly passenger taped to seat on Icelandair flight

> A. Pawlowski, NBC News contributor

> PHOTO Courtesy of andyellwood.tumblr.com
> An Icelandic man who reportedly drank too much and became unruly on a New York-bound flight was taped to his seat, witnesses and authorities say.

> A passenger who became unruly after allegedly drinking too much alcohol had to be taped to his seat on a trans-Atlantic flight, witnesses and authorities said.

> A startling photo of the subdued man ended up on a blog run by New York businessman Andy Ellwood, who said he received the picture from an acquaintance who witnessed the incident.

> ...

> Icelandair did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokesman for the airline confirmed the incident to Icelandic media, adding that plastic ties and tape are standard on board flights to help in such situations. [i.e they do this a lot?]

Well, it looks like Duct Tape (and a tie-wrap around his knees).

John


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: GUEST,Fossil at work
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 11:01 PM

Another one from today: attach a Windex to the top of a sailing dinghy's mast prior to a race. Didn't win though!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 04:58 AM

Put some over Cristina Kirshner's mouth!


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 08:38 AM

I put some around the metal clasp of my glasses case. The metal has the kind of profile and edges that could scratch the glass, if you are not careful. The glue does harden and as a result the tape needs replacing. But at least I can see to do it.....


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 09:44 AM

I used it to hold my artificial Christmas tree box together in storage. I also used it to seal out moisture from the junction where my outdoor electric lights join.

I have the traditional silver, brown and the camo colours - and also the 100 mph military and 1000 mph variations. I haven't tested the MPH effectiveness, as I don't need a speeding ticket:)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Ed T
Date: 05 Jan 13 - 09:48 AM

A few years ago, I used duct tape to temporarily hold down a tarp over my convertible car top- while I was waiting for a new top. The car was primed to be repainted. Bad mistake, as the glue residue (that came loose from sun exposure) was sure hard to get off.


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 10:09 AM

My tape is monochromatic in the true sense of the word.

As you would expect....


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 07 Jan 13 - 11:32 PM

I am using it to hold the cherry floor boards to each other as they are too hard to put a nail through but they were bouncing around. (The floor is disintegrating due to powder mill beetles but there is no reno in the near future.)


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Subject: RE: BS - 99 great uses for Duct Tape!!!
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Jan 13 - 09:15 AM

Attach a prison escape kit to a cat:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20920848

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR7SB67hKKY

http://www.chicosabetudo.com.br/2013/01/05/arapiraca-gato-e-flagrado-levando-serras-brocas-e-celular-para-dentro-de-presidio/


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