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Subject: BS: Duct tape
From: MarkS
Date: 22 Dec 03 - 11:38 PM

Believe it or not, but the other day I actually used duct tape for its intended purpose - I fixed a broken heating duct.

It worked, and it got me to wonder.....how many times have we all used duct tape for UNintended purposes?

Might be a fun thread. Any offers on creative uses of duct tape?

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:06 AM

Jaysus, I from a part of the world where harass is two words and duct tape is something ya always have around the house. This is a good idea for a thread. Never thought of using it for that, though. Good idea.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:24 AM

Nothing new under the sun here at the 'Cat........Note the threads I added links to above with 229 total posts.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:42 AM

And he's quick, too!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:43 AM

Not if we can get the tape on him!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:48 AM

Wait, we gotta get the duct/duck debate going right away, too! And Origins! The name origins AND the invention of the tape itself, origins!

Gaffers tape, alladatshit!

:~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Amos
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:54 AM

DUCT!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 01:19 AM

Two useful household products are duct tape and WD-40. If it needs to be attached, use the duct tape. If it needs to be detatched, use the WD-40.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Peace
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 01:36 AM

And if ya don't want the duct tape to stick, use the WD-40 first.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: CarolC
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 04:27 AM

Oh... if you only knew...

I use duct tape for just about everything. Right now, I've got insulation that's made with bubble-wrap type stuff with an aluminum coating on both sides wrapped all around one of the pop-out sleeping compartments in our travel trailer (or as Seamus calls it our "wee hoose"). It works quite well, too. I've got it stuck on with duct tape. And I sealed some other air leaks in our trailer using duct tape and plastic garbage bags. I tried to make an ant trap by putting syrup on a piece of duct tape with the sticky side up. I caught a few ants with it, but not enough for me to call it a success. The list is pretty endless.

One of my mottos is 'with enough duct tape and plastic garbage bags, I can fix just about anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: s&r
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 04:46 AM

Generally over here (UK) we use Gaffer Tape. I always assumed it was just a name difference as with many US/UK words, bur perhaps not: I found the following trawling GOOGLE:
"There is by no means a concensus of opinion here, but everyone seems to agree that there is a significant physical difference between gaffer tape and duct tape, i.e. it is not a difference in terminology between US and UK English. There also seems to be broad agreement that:

1. Gaffer tape is fabric-backed, strong and easily tearable.

2. Duct tape is not as strong and has a PVC backing, but can withstand greater heat exposure than gaffer (hence its use in ducts).

3. There is no such thing as duck tape, either as a trademark or a generic name. However, one off-list response suggested that duck tape was waterproof on the non-adhesive side, i.e. it was so-called because water ran off its back.

L
------------------------------------
Leo Enticknap
Technical Manager
City Screen Cinemas (York) Ltd..

Point 3 was rebutted by another correspondent who had a roll of "Duck" tape.

Stu


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 08:00 AM

"Gaffer tape is like 'The Force', it has a Light side, a Dark side, and it holds the universe together"

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 08:49 AM

Aynuck and Ayli (Enoch and Eli to you) are two archetypal Black Country blokes. Aynuck is leaning on his garden gate on day, when Ayli comes down the road with something under his arm.
Aynuck:What yo' got there?
Ayli:   Chicken wire.
Aynuck: What yo' doin' with that?
Ayli:   Goin' to ketch some chickens.
Aynuck: Yo' daft b*gger! Yo' don't ketch chickens wi' chicken wire!
A while later, Ayli comes back with a number of chickens trapped in
the chicken wire.

Next day, Ayli comes down the road with something in his hand.
Aynuck: What yo' got there?
Ayli:   Duck tape.
Aynuck: What yo' doin' with that?
Ayli:   Goin' to ketch some ducks.
Aynuck: Yo' daft b*gger! Yo' don't ketch ducks wi' duck tape!
A while later, Ayli comes back with a number of ducks stuck to the duck tape.

Next day, Ayli comes down the road with something catkin-like.
Aynuck: What yo' got there?
Ayli:   Pussy-willer.
Aynuck: Hold on, our kid -- I'll get me coat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 08:51 AM

Then there is the version which may have been introduced by the US military years ago, normally greenish brown in color (what we they call 'olive drab', that is called 90-mile-an-hour-tape because it was used to hold airplanes together.

"Duct the halls with bows of holly"


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 10:36 AM

Re S&R's distinction of gaffer tape and duct tape on the basis of gaffer tape being fabric-backed and duct tape being plastic backed.

I am old enough (73) that out of my long experience I think of duct tape as being fabric-backed. And frankly, that doesn't seem so long ago. When I see the plastic-backed "duct tape" I immediately think, "How cheap!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Kim C
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 10:48 AM

Yep, there is a name brand of duct tape called Duck Tape. You can buy it at any Home Depot or Lowe's store, or just about anyplace like that.

I have used it for emergency pants-hemming, and for holding my hoop skirt together when one of the casings broke just as we were going out the door - in full Civil War costume - to an event.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: s&r
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:55 AM

Fabric tears so neatly uncle Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:29 PM

The reason 'gaffers tape' exists, is that duct tape works too well in some cases. In stage work (where 'gaffers' labor), you want to be able to set up scenery, attach lights, etc., and REMOVE them without sticky residue that duct tape often leaves.

My goodwife, Ferrara, and I do craft shows in which we must sometimes run electrical cords across an asile. We use some cheap carpets which we must tape down, but duct tape sticks so well, it will pull the threads out of the carpet used alone.....so...gaffer's tape.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:35 PM

CarolC - I use duct tape for just about everything.

You'd better be careful - it's not very reliable as a contraceptive !   :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 12:39 PM

Well, Dave, that would depend on where and how it is applied....


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Micca
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 01:12 PM

Dave it is very effective if the Knees are taped together with it!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 02:07 PM

My friend, Lou Nathanson , wrote and recorded the following on his CD "Genetically Enhanced". The three verses are sung in unison by three different voices. (there is an audio sample on his website under "the recordings".)

Duct Tape Madrigal in C Major
By Lou Nathanson

Duct tape, duct tape oh where is my duct tape,
My old boat is leaking, my window is cracked.
My poor heart is broken I'll fix it with duct tape,
Fix it with duct tape until you come back.

Duct tape, its better than glue,
Fixes stuff just like new,
Be prepared throughout your life,
Keep a roll beneath your pillow at night.

Scotch tape and masking tape and electrical tape,
I have tried every single color, each variety and every shape,
But only duct tape can bind you to me,
Oh where is my duct tape oh where can it be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 02:53 PM

"Dave it is very effective if the Knees are taped together with it!!!"

you haven't read the "Kama Sutra" recently, then, Micca?


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Micca
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 03:55 PM

:o)..Bill, last time I did I put my back out!!! had tto see an osteopath!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 04:27 PM

Here's what we did with duck tape when advised by the bushites...


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 06:35 PM

"Duck Tape" as a brand name is indeed available in the UK, contrary to the information in s&r's Google trawl.
I have just this very afternoon finished taping down our speaker cables to the floor using so-called "Duck Tape", in preparation for the Xmas and New Year jollies.
However, I think that calling it "Duck Tape" is indeed a heinous aberration, and that it is better thought of as "Duct Tape", the true name ....


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 07:04 PM

LOL, kat...next you interrogate the duck, and send the results to John Ashcroft!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Robin2
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 09:02 PM

Hubby is an registerd member of the duct tape pro club, complete with membership card and notice on his guitar. Right now, our right headlight, many things on the puppet stage, and the star on our Xmas tree, are held in place by duct tape. He is picky about what kind of tape he buys. He even has a short story about why duct tape could have won the civil war for the south.

for everything duct tape:
The Duct Tape Guys


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 09:36 PM

But...

Current Building Codes in most parts of the US DO NOT PERMIT THE USE OF DUCT TAPE ON HEATING AND VENTILATING DUCTS.

For almost anything else, it's great stuff.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 09:54 PM

when I worked at Wichita State U. in the Buildings & Grounds shops, the AC folks used it mostly for just temporary assembly and alignment purposes...to keep stuff in place while they made proper connections.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Hippie Chick
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 10:25 PM

duct duct duct duct GOOSE!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:04 PM

JohnInKansas is dead right. Nobody uses duct tape for ductwork any more. The standard tape for ductwork is aluminum tape. Sorta like a very heavy aluminum foil with adhesive on one side. You have to remove a paper backing to expose the adhesive. It's not much good for household repairs because it's a bitch to remove. But it's fun to play with for art projects.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Dec 03 - 11:04 PM

fowl joke!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 04:51 AM

Micca - do you tape Khatt's knees together then - and is that why she needs crutches at the moment ?

I've never found any difficulty in "knowing" (biblical sense) a woman with her knees together. Like most problems, it's simple to solve if you approach it from a different direction.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Mooh
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 05:50 AM

Seen it wound and braided into rope and used as a shoulder strap for a guitar case.

I've used it to mend a Coleman (plastic) canoe and it lasted at least a season before requiring replacement.

A window in my van likes to pop open when the door is shut...yup, duct tape.

Temporary repair on my eavestrough...duct tape.

A contractor I know fashions his wallet from duct tape.

I noticed clear duct tape for sale at the stationery store this week...I'll have to try it.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 06:53 AM

The duct tape wallet sounds a good idea: do you out the money on te sticky side? I know a few people who must do that already!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: EBarnacle
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 10:00 AM

Actually, it's racer's tape. Once, during the Monte, a car came back held together with the stuff. Grand Prix requires that cars come back with all the parts they began with. Racer's tape works for that, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: Peace
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 02:11 PM

I give students the following four words and ask them to use the words in a sentence that 1) doesn't just list them and 2) makes sense.

Defeat
Deduct
Defense
Detail

I wait a day and listen to their answers. I applaud their answers. Then I give them the following: Defeat of deduct went over defense before detail. Always good for a groan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 07:56 PM

My God!
How can we ever stamp out puns when someone such as you is doing such Sterling Promotional Work!


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Subject: RE: BS: Duct tape
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Dec 03 - 10:59 PM

LMAO, brucie!!


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