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(Examiner)   Uses for duct tape: home repairs, protecting glass during storms, making crazy prom dresses and wallets, fixing the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, plumbing leaks... wait a minute, go back a couple   (examiner.com) divider line 90
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2014-01-05 06:12:48 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: jonny_q: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duct_tape

The word "duck tape" predates "duct tape".

And yet, look what they call it at the top of that link. And in the URL. And 76 times in that entry vs only 16 references to "Duck Tape."


just proves they are wrong a lot
 
2014-01-05 06:15:28 PM  

SearchN: Waldo Pepper: subby it is Duck Tape not duct tape

10/10 man and right out of the gate with it.


thank you thank you, i'll be here all week
 
2014-01-05 06:20:44 PM  
They need them some NASCAR 200 mph tape.
 
2014-01-05 06:22:20 PM  
At least subbie spalled it rite.
 
2014-01-05 06:25:14 PM  

Ringshadow: Nuclear power has a special kind of duct tape. I am not making that up. The adhesive is different so it's not corrosive to anything, pulls cleanly off any surface, and it is never grey. EVER. Usually it's red or yellow.

[files.doobybrain.com image 600x600]

So don't think this is something you can just pick up. 3M 8979N is expensive. This is the bling of the tape world.


It's amazing how many expensive types of specially tapes are out there. A former co-worker of mine brought in some aluminum backed aviation that was specially made for Boeing. He got it back in his r/c plane days from a guy who worked at Boeing and to no real surprise also did r/c planes. The rolls went for over $200 a roll, but he got a box of expired ones free.

/moral of the story, apparently tape expires.
 
2014-01-05 06:29:47 PM  
This nuclear power plant had a leak when it was rocked by an earthquake?  i don't believe it!
 
2014-01-05 06:29:59 PM  
Duct tape was used in the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to jury-rig the CO2 filters in the LEM to enable all three crew members to use it to get safely back to Earth.

http://www.universetoday.com/63673/13-things-that-saved-apollo-13-pa rt -10-duct-tape/

Don't you forget it,
 
2014-01-05 06:31:13 PM  
I am sticking with whatever Ariel Castro endorses.
 
2014-01-05 06:31:33 PM  
All Hail Lord Duck(duct) Tape!!
 
2014-01-05 06:38:35 PM  

tjsands1118: Ringshadow: Nuclear power has a special kind of duct tape. I am not making that up. The adhesive is different so it's not corrosive to anything, pulls cleanly off any surface, and it is never grey. EVER. Usually it's red or yellow.

[files.doobybrain.com image 600x600]

So don't think this is something you can just pick up. 3M 8979N is expensive. This is the bling of the tape world.

It's amazing how many expensive types of specially tapes are out there. A former co-worker of mine brought in some aluminum backed aviation that was specially made for Boeing. He got it back in his r/c plane days from a guy who worked at Boeing and to no real surprise also did r/c planes. The rolls went for over $200 a roll, but he got a box of expired ones free.

/moral of the story, apparently tape expires.


Aeronautical tape expires likely due to the adhesive. Some things just degrade if not used within a short period of time.
 
2014-01-05 06:38:59 PM  

jaytkay: [folksinpublic.com image 442x583]
/ oblig


that's going to smart when she takes it off
 
2014-01-05 06:50:54 PM  
So that's where Red Green ended up after his show ended.
 
2014-01-05 06:51:27 PM  
I came here hoping someone would say something witty about the Duct Dynasty.  Fark, you failed me.
 
2014-01-05 06:56:07 PM  

jaytkay: Ringshadow: Fine, you can indeed buy nuclear duct tape online. Still, 25 bucks a roll for tape's not exactly cheap.

Ya know, it would be OK with everyone if you didn't try to insert "I work with NUKES!!1!!" into every thread.

This is constructive advice, I am not being negative

I like you. Your work is interesting. But give it a rest sometimes.

/ Sincerely


I disagree completely.

Her posts are always informative, even if you can actually buy nuclear grade duct tape at Amazon.  I had no idea such a thing existed until this thread, and it puts into perspective an article about duct tape being used at a nuclear disaster site.
 
2014-01-05 06:57:15 PM  

jaytkay: [folksinpublic.com image 442x583]
/ oblig


Where is her thumb?
 
2014-01-05 06:57:40 PM  

gas giant: Also, gaffer's tape rules them all.


Agreed.  And it's even a bit cheaper than nuclear grade duct tape.
 
2014-01-05 06:58:02 PM  

jaytkay: [folksinpublic.com image 442x583]
/ oblig


I hope she made the needed preparations before applying that, otherwise it's going to be very painful to remove later on
 
2014-01-05 07:03:43 PM  
i44.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-05 07:19:33 PM  

jonny_q: The word "duck tape" predates "duct tape". Also, ducts are one of the worst uses of duck tape.


Those are phrases, not words.

"Duck Tape" has since been registered, so saying "duck tape" is akin to saying "kleenex" when you mean "tissue".

And ducts may be the worst use, but it's still a use. After all, the stuff is not designed as a permanent fix; who cares it if could "eventually fail". You should have actually fixed the farking thing by then, you lazy bastard.

sdd2000: add a pair of vise grips and you can fix the world.


"WD-40, vice grips, and some duct tape. Any man worth his salt can do half the household chores with just those three things." ~ Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) in Gran Torino
 
2014-01-05 07:29:31 PM  

UsikFark: Actual duct tape can be cleanly removed from surfaces. It is expensive, like $20 a roll.


That is known as gaffer tape.
 
2014-01-05 07:41:30 PM  

Ringshadow: Nuclear power has a special kind of duct tape. I am not making that up. The adhesive is different so it's not corrosive to anything, pulls cleanly off any surface, and it is never grey. EVER. Usually it's red or yellow.



So don't think this is something you can just pick up. 3M 8979N is expensive. This is the bling of the tape world.


Challenge accepted. I'm going to try it on my pubes.
 
2014-01-05 08:00:49 PM  

On the Side: gas giant: Also, gaffer's tape rules them all.

THIS!


It's too bad Romney campaign team didn't have some of that to put over Mitt's mouth.
 
2014-01-05 08:01:03 PM  

DON.MAC: UsikFark: Actual duct tape can be cleanly removed from surfaces. It is expensive, like $20 a roll.

That is known as gaffer tape.


Or Nuclear Duct Tape. Nuclear duct tape meets a specification that allows removal without residue after a period of time. I'm not sure if Gaffer's tape has any such specification, but I know nuclear duct tape would not double as Gaffer's tape mainly because it is typically brightly colored and Gaffer's tape is supposed to be matte black.
 
2014-01-05 08:01:27 PM  
The US government commissioned a study back in the 50s and 60s when everyone and their mother was trying to sell miracle mixes and cure-alls for radioactive contamination.

The best, and I mean literally the best and not "most cost-effective", scrub solution for decontamination was dawn dish soap, and the best sealing tape for contaminant containment was 3M's standard duct tape.

It turns out that dealing with a non-biological contaminant doesn't have to involve a whole lot of fancy science, existing solutions for dealing with dust and non-toxic leaks are frequently not just as good as "specialized" materials, they're frequently better.

So... the more you know, I guess.

// Licensed HAZMAT responder here, so not pulling this one out of my arse.
 
2014-01-05 08:02:15 PM  

big pig peaches: On the Side: gas giant: Also, gaffer's tape rules them all.

THIS!

It's too bad Romney campaign team didn't have some of that to put over Mitt's mouth.


Those words were not coming out of his mouth...
 
2014-01-05 08:05:08 PM  

Jim_Callahan: The US government commissioned a study back in the 50s and 60s when everyone and their mother was trying to sell miracle mixes and cure-alls for radioactive contamination.

The best, and I mean literally the best and not "most cost-effective", scrub solution for decontamination was dawn dish soap, and the best sealing tape for contaminant containment was 3M's standard duct tape.

It turns out that dealing with a non-biological contaminant doesn't have to involve a whole lot of fancy science, existing solutions for dealing with dust and non-toxic leaks are frequently not just as good as "specialized" materials, they're frequently better.

So... the more you know, I guess.

// Licensed HAZMAT responder here, so not pulling this one out of my arse.


If you wrapped up suit parts with off-the-shelf consumer duct tape, wouldn't it mess up your equipment when you took it off?

www.octanecreative.com

^That does not look like off-the-shelf duct tape.
 
2014-01-05 08:09:10 PM  

UsikFark: If you wrapped up suit parts with off-the-shelf consumer duct tape, wouldn't it mess up your equipment when you took it off?

[www.octanecreative.com image 300x263]

^That does not look like off-the-shelf duct tape.


The stuff hazmat teams buy has heavier sealant loading iirc, the off-the-shelf grey stuff is a bit porous for use where there might be aqueous contamination.

I guess I should have said "one of the standard duct tapes", since they do sell a shiattier version nowadays that's much cheaper and less water-tight.  They'll never stop making the real stuff, though, since the US government buys that shiat by the truckload.
 
2014-01-05 08:20:26 PM  

Waldo Pepper: SearchN: Waldo Pepper: subby it is Duck Tape not duct tape

10/10 man and right out of the gate with it.

thank you thank you, i'll be here all week


Credit were credit do.
 
2014-01-05 08:32:05 PM  

Shazam999: Challenge accepted. I'm going to try it on my pubes.


That's one thing it won't pull off of cleanly unless you were going for a waxed look. I've taped hot particles off of people and that stuff will indeed peel your bodyhair away.

Jim_Callahan: The US government commissioned a study back in the 50s and 60s when everyone and their mother was trying to sell miracle mixes and cure-alls for radioactive contamination.

The best, and I mean literally the best and not "most cost-effective", scrub solution for decontamination was dawn dish soap, and the best sealing tape for contaminant containment was 3M's standard duct tape.

It turns out that dealing with a non-biological contaminant doesn't have to involve a whole lot of fancy science, existing solutions for dealing with dust and non-toxic leaks are frequently not just as good as "specialized" materials, they're frequently better.

So... the more you know, I guess.

// Licensed HAZMAT responder here, so not pulling this one out of my arse.


*salute* Hey man I took a Hazwopper class so let me say I respect your clanging brass balls. Just wanna say yeah the dawn dish soap thing is totally legit. You want to use the gentlest thing possible and use tepid water because your goal is to not irritate the skin or open/close pores. The vigorous scrubbing with wire brushes or whatever is total BS.
 
2014-01-05 10:10:32 PM  

jaytkay: [folksinpublic.com image 442x583]
/ oblig



Came for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-01-05 11:31:55 PM  

UsikFark: DON.MAC: UsikFark: Actual duct tape can be cleanly removed from surfaces. It is expensive, like $20 a roll.

That is known as gaffer tape.

Or Nuclear Duct Tape. Nuclear duct tape meets a specification that allows removal without residue after a period of time. I'm not sure if Gaffer's tape has any such specification, but I know nuclear duct tape would not double as Gaffer's tape mainly because it is typically brightly colored and Gaffer's tape is supposed to be matte black.


But gaffer tape is $8 a roll if you buy it by the box.  It is mainly used to tape cable to carpets so people don't trip over them.
 
2014-01-05 11:48:51 PM  
Meh... dad was in the military and he used gun tape. You could fix tanks with it.
 
2014-01-05 11:58:55 PM  

real_headhoncho: gun tape


www.rap4.com
I don't know if it comes in "Cat Hair Couch Cushion."
 
2014-01-06 12:02:31 AM  

UsikFark: real_headhoncho: gun tape

[www.rap4.com image 500x296]
I don't know if it comes in "Cat Hair Couch Cushion."


Um... it is also known as 100 MPH Tape

I don't know what the hell that crap you posted is.
 
2014-01-06 12:04:45 AM  

real_headhoncho: UsikFark: real_headhoncho: gun tape

[www.rap4.com image 500x296]
I don't know if it comes in "Cat Hair Couch Cushion."

Um... it is also known as 100 MPH Tape

I don't know what the hell that crap you posted is.


Hey, I posted the most relevant google result.
 
2014-01-06 12:10:39 AM  
www.chinadaily.com.cn

Apparently a product called speed tape is used in the airlines to fix minor cracks and holes, and while not anything like duct/duck tape causes a fair bit of hilarity when passengers think their plane was fixed with the stretchy stuff.
 
2014-01-06 01:18:40 AM  
What Japanese duct tape may look like:

www.kittyhell.com
/just kidding, that's clearly American
 
2014-01-06 01:43:13 AM  
I'm reaching my limit on Fukushima. When do the major govts of the world get together and incinerate the site with a warhead and chalk it up to a big fail? We (or the Russians) must have a warhead that would incinerate the place.
 
2014-01-06 09:22:22 AM  

echo5juliet: I'm reaching my limit on Fukushima. When do the major govts of the world get together and incinerate the site with a warhead and chalk it up to a big fail? We (or the Russians) must have a warhead that would incinerate the place.


Because that might spread all that crap there directly into the atmosphere and kill us all?

/this business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we will be lucky to live through it
//just kidding
///you probably wouldn't be lucky to live through it
 
2014-01-06 11:32:23 PM  

UsikFark: www.chinadaily.com.cn

Apparently a product called speed tape is used in the airlines to fix minor cracks and holes, and while not anything like duct/duck tape causes a fair bit of hilarity when passengers think their plane was fixed with the stretchy stuff.



I would, literally, sh*t my pants.

Yikes!
 
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