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Article: Duct tape
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=== Usage on ductwork ===
 
=== Usage on ductwork ===
 
The product now commonly called duct tape should not be confused with special tapes actually designed for sealing [[HVAC|heating and ventilation]] ducts: this is not recommended by manufacturers. To provide lab data about which sealants and tapes last, and which are likely to fail, research was conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Their major conclusion was that one should not use common duct tape to seal ducts. (They defined duct tape as any fabric-based tape with rubber adhesive.) The testing done shows that under challenging but realistic conditions, duct tapes become brittle and may fail.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/duct-tape-HVAC.html|work=[[Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory|Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Energy Performance of Buildings Group]]|title=Sealing HVAC Ducts: Use Anything But Duct Tape|date=1998-08-17}}</ref> Commonly duct tape carries no safety certifications such as [[Underwriters Laboratories|UL]] or [[California Proposition 65 (1986)|Proposition 65]], which means the tape may burn violently, producing toxic smoke; it may cause ingestion and contact toxicity; it can have irregular mechanical strength; and its adhesive may have low life expectancy. Its use in ducts has been prohibited by the state of [[California]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/changeout/ |title=California Energy Commission Title 24 of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards |publisher=Energy.ca.gov |date= |accessdate=2009-07-21}} {{Dead link|date=September 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref> and by building codes in most other places in the [[United States|U.S.]] However, metalized and [[aluminum]] tapes used by professionals are still often called "duck/duct tapes".
 
The product now commonly called duct tape should not be confused with special tapes actually designed for sealing [[HVAC|heating and ventilation]] ducts: this is not recommended by manufacturers. To provide lab data about which sealants and tapes last, and which are likely to fail, research was conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Environmental Energy Technologies Division. Their major conclusion was that one should not use common duct tape to seal ducts. (They defined duct tape as any fabric-based tape with rubber adhesive.) The testing done shows that under challenging but realistic conditions, duct tapes become brittle and may fail.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/duct-tape-HVAC.html|work=[[Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory|Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Energy Performance of Buildings Group]]|title=Sealing HVAC Ducts: Use Anything But Duct Tape|date=1998-08-17}}</ref> Commonly duct tape carries no safety certifications such as [[Underwriters Laboratories|UL]] or [[California Proposition 65 (1986)|Proposition 65]], which means the tape may burn violently, producing toxic smoke; it may cause ingestion and contact toxicity; it can have irregular mechanical strength; and its adhesive may have low life expectancy. Its use in ducts has been prohibited by the state of [[California]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/changeout/ |title=California Energy Commission Title 24 of the Building Energy Efficiency Standards |publisher=Energy.ca.gov |date= |accessdate=2009-07-21}} {{Dead link|date=September 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref> and by building codes in most other places in the [[United States|U.S.]] However, metalized and [[aluminum]] tapes used by professionals are still often called "duck/duct tapes".
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=== Usage in spaceflight ===
 
=== Usage in spaceflight ===
Reason: ANN scored at 0.96192
Reporter Information
Reporter: Bradley (anonymous)
Date: Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:17:09 PM
Status: Reported
Wednesday, the 21st of October 2015 at 07:17:09 PM #101775
Bradley (anonymous)

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