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Old 10-03-08, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Sealing air ducts

I gotta do this soon. We just started having to fire up the furnace this week as temps outside haven't gotten any higher than low 60s. I don't think its too bad as is, but it still needs to be done. I know a few of you have done this. Any recommendation on how to do it, or what materials to use?

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Old 10-03-08, 02:04 PM   #2
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I just got a roll of that aluminum duct tape and went to town with it. It's not perfect, but it works well enough.

I used the real metal stuff, not the famous fix-everything stuff.
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Old 10-05-08, 07:38 PM   #3
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Technically, taping ducts is about the only thing you CAN"T do with duct tape.

Yes, that aluminum tape is more expensive, but it's the right thing to use.
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Anyone use duct mastic? I have some odd bends and the inside of a right angle to seal. This sounds like it would work better for it?
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I've seen them wrapped in aluminum tape at the joints..then with a foam insulation to hold in the radiant heat.

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