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    Default Foil Tape

    Maybe this should fall in the gadget category. Forget duck tape. I use foil tape (the kind heating & A/C guys use for connecting duct work etc) for about almost everything that I might have used duck tape for in beekeeping. An excellent way to mend a crack, seal a hole whatever. Easy to cut & shape, remove when you need to and it lasts..........



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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    > the kind heating & A/C guys use for connecting duct work etc

    Once upon a time, many years ago, in a land far, far away,
    heating & A/C guys used "duct" tape for connecting duct work etc. Then ordinary people also started using this "duct tape", and the market grew. Then some bright eyed, bushy tailed marketing type got the idea of trademarking "Duck Tape" to use as a brand name for duct tape. Then everyone started using the term "duck tape" instead of "duct tape".

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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack
    Once upon a time, many years ago, in a land far, far away
    Oh my come on spring

    If you do trap outs the bees can chew through "duct" tape but I have used the shinny stuff and they didnt chew through it.

    Just another 2 while waiting for spring.
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    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    true duct tape has never cut my fingers.
    The foil tape can slice if one is not careful!
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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    Duct tape is a good product, if you get a good grade of duct tape, and foil tape is also, but, neither can compete with gorilla tape for holding strength and items that it will stick to.

    Unfortunately, Gorilla tape is a bit pricey.

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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    MacGyver is fine with using plain old duct tape

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    Whatever works best for you, is the best to use.

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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    I agree, the Gorilla tape is awesome stuff - WAY better than even 3m tape.
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    You guys keep talking and I will have to "pop" for a roll of Gorilla tape and I B cheap.
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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    The history I have read of duck ( no, really, "duck" ) tape is that it's purpose was to repair the holes that would develop in the duck material ( sometimes called canvas ) of the tents that housed what some have called our greatest generation.

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    Default Re: Foil Tape

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeKeith View Post
    The history I have read of duck ( no, really, "duck" ) tape is that it's purpose was to repair the holes that would develop in the duck material ( sometimes called canvas ) of the tents that housed what some have called our greatest generation.
    Thanks for the tip that this product has a longer history than many would have thought. According to an informative article at Wikipedia, this material was used as early as 1902, wrapping cables on the Brooklyn Bridge!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape

    It has gone thru many incarnations (and names) since then.
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    wow, bridge held together by duck tape. I'll try not to think about that if I ever find myself driving across the BB!

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