P.S. Oh, "duct."
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:55, Bill Dueber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also...it's pretty good for plugging leaks in ducts.
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Joe Hourcle
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > You say that as if duct tape is a bad thing for auto repairs. Not all
>> > tape repairs are candidates for "There, I fixed it!". It works just
>> > for the occassional hose repair.
>> At the risk of taking an off-topic conversation even further into
>> Peanut Heaven, automotive hose repair is actually one of the things
>> duct tape is least well-suited to. The adhesive doesn't bond when wet,
>> it's not strong enough to hold much pressure or vacuum (especially
>> moderate continuous pressure), and it fails very quickly at even
>> moderately high temperatures. And it tends to leave goo all over
>> everything, thus adding headaches to the proper repair you'll still
>> need later.
>> Duct tape is OK for keeping a wire bundle out of your fan or
>> something, but if you try to fix a leak in your radiator hose with it,
>> you'll still be stranded and also have gooey duct tape adhesive all
>> over the place.
>> Extending these points to the ongoing language debate is an exercise
>> that will benefit no one ;-)
>> Cheers (and just get that hose replaced ;-)
> Bill Dueber
> Library Systems Programmer
> University of Michigan Library