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Old 03-29-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Uses for Duct Tape

I am boondocking in an AZ National Forest and found that the drawer under the frig was spilling it's contents out the back onto the furnace. Not wanting to drive 20 miles to get the right parts to repair the sagging drawer bottom, I turned to the ever faithful duct tape for a temporary fix.

It occurs to me that many of you have also used this magic fixer for some non-conventional repairs. I'd love to hear about some.
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I know this is really going to sound strange amd Im kinda embarressed to admit it but, I did use it once to stop an air leak in a heating duct one time.
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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First aid. Good for plugging up the occasional leak!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:52 PM   #4
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Don't forget the rotor blades on a Huey.
Some of the folks I flew with used a lot. Also works on wrapping the tow cables on a tank
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Covering leaks in canoes.
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In an emergency it can be used to stop bleeding on the human body. Never leave home without it.
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Then there's babysitting!
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One of the great things in that duct tape comes in colors now., You can patch your red canoe, I used it on my white slide out covers and got a few more years and no one was the wiser.

I tripled it and used it as a wedge in a track to help hold my slide out cover in place until I could fix them properly.

I have used it as a clamp to hold glued pieces until they dry.

I recently heard of a hiker/camper who lost her boots and made some out of duct tape to finish her quest of the Pacific Crest Trail.
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Can truly be used for medical emergencies. Three weeks ago my wife broke her right leg. The fibula about an inch above here right ankle. In order to get her up and to an emergency room, I cut two 1" x 1" sticks about 18" long and used them for splints. To hold the splints in place and secure her leg and foot, I used good old trusty duct tape in three places around her leg and foot. The DR. at the emergency clinic said it was a great job of splinting and stabilizing her leg.

Never leave home with out your trusty roll of duct tape.

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Never thought of this!
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According to Mythbusters you can use duct tape to construct an outrigger canoe to escape from a tropical island.
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According to Mythbusters you can use duct tape to construct an outrigger canoe to escape from a tropical island.
Good to know! I'll bet you could use it for that pesky delamination of RVs, too.
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I looped duct tape around the tail pipe and over the frame to keep the exhaust system from dragging on the road. Got me home. Anybody watch Red Green? He gets very creative with it and the skits are hilarious.
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The last man I worked for on boats, gave me a tee shirt that said ( I can fix anything, I have duck tape) I still have the tee shirt. I thought in the early days it was called the hundred mile an hour tape, used to tape up race cars.I always carry duck tape with me Always.
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