Nashua 557 tape?
Any thoughts on using Nashua 557 tape on new sheet metal ducts??
It has UL181B approval, but I wouldn't use cloth backed duct tape for anything related to air ducts.
Interesting study that was done on a variety of UL181B-FX rated tapes. It is primarily testing performance on flex duct, but they did a small test on metal too.
The bits that are pertinent to your question is on page 11, and page 13.
The cloth backed duct tape, which is what the Nashua 557 tape is, was the only one to fail completely...
Our entire company seldom uses duct tape anymore.
Ironic that a HVAC company doesn't use much duct tape, but I believe it's a thing of the past.
Not up to code in my state any more. we now at my shop only use mastic on everything including flex. We caulk the furnace sets for neatness though.
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