Hart & Cooley Duct Tape
Hart & Cooley UL181B-FX Flexible Duct Tape - Silver, 2" x 120 YDS
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How to Select
How to select Duct Tape
Duct tape is something we all use around the house or office from time to time. This is the perfect supply when you need to repair some item or device, install a duct application or simply paste something together. While we know what a duct tape is and what to do with it, not all of us know what factors to consider when selecting a duct tape to fit the HVAC system’s requirements. This guide will help you pay attention to the factors that are oftentimes forgotten but help create better duct connections.
First and the most important factor is compatibility with the flexible duct and applications that are installed in the system. To know if the tape that you select is compatible with your system’s applications, find out in its description what the terms of its installation are. For installation in environments with high temperature and increased moisture, ensure that the tape you are willing to buy will provide the same functioning as in usual conditions. In addition to that, see that it meets the duct installation requirements.
Next factors to consider when selecting duct tape are its durability and resistance. In order for your HVAC system to operate correctly, all of its parts and devices should be properly installed. Duct tape is one of the few duct mounting supplies that will help you with most complicated installation. In can be used with flexible duct, HVAC diffusers, registers, dampers, decorative grilles and plates. If you are willing to use tape to secure the insulation layer on the duct, ensure that it can be used in high humidity and not to dry out after few water drops.
Easy installation is oftentimes the most important feature of the tape. Ensure that you can tear it by hand and that such process doesn’t require much time or effort. When you are in the middle of performing some duct installation work, one of your hands can be occupied. If a tape can’t be piled by one hand and there is no one around to help you, you may need to start the installation process all over again because of such small supply.
Length and width of the tape are also the factors to consider. Wider tape is oftentimes used with industrial and commercial ventilation when a type of a smaller width is perfect for residential installations. The longer is the footage of the tape that you select the more time you will need to use it all. Besides, bigger duct tape kits are oftentimes better to purchase because of their low price.