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    Hello, A few weeks ago I had a service call to repair a zone damper. The tech new his stuff, removed and repaired the damper. All is working fine. The only problem is were he removed the damper, he had to cut the vinyl covered insulation, when he put it back he used duct tape. The tape keeps comming off after a few days. I have tried every brand from of duct tape from local depot. Is there a special tape for vinyl covered insulation? I hate to call the tech back for this.

    Thanks

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    Have you tried the chrome tape? That is very sticky stuff. Also there is duct tape and then there is duct tape if you know what I mean.

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    I hate to use the foil stuff on gray colored vinyl insulation. I have tried all kinds of duct tape, the last roll I bought was $8. Any help would be appreciated.

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    find a scrap thst fits the hole and use your stapler to attach it

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    Are you putting it on cold insulation? Usually the good stuff sticks pretty well, but I have seen instances where we heated the tape to make it stick better. Might also shoot some staples in it to hold it in place, but you'd need the special insulation staple gun. A standard one doesn't work very well.

    Bobby

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    how would you staple in a circle.

    There has to be special vinyl tape of sorts that you pro's use?

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    I'd call them back....that's what you paid for. If he has to re-do the tape, he probably won't use the same method on the next person.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    wrap the tape all the way arounf

    so that it then sticks to itself.
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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    Call the tech ask next time he's in area if he could stop and retape I'm sure he will.

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    What brand to you guys use?

    Please dont say the home center special?

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    Ductboard tape with the wires in it does the best job for me, but we also don't get that cold here.

    Richard

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    Ductboard tape has no fibers in it


    The foil tape with fibers (FSK TAPE) is for duct-wrap insulation blanketing (it looks like the same surface as duct-wrap)

    Ductboard tape is smooth aluminum foil tape.

    Any time we have used the tape with fibers (FSK Tape) on ductboard - it has come loose fairly quickly.

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    lkaufman,, go to tech school,, this is a very easy fix,, common sense!!!

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