DUCK DUCT TAPE - REPAIR EXAMPLES
TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY
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13.1 DUCK DUCT TAPE - REPAIR EXAMPLES - DO-IT-YOURSELF - DIY TIPS
The uses for duct tape are almost endless but here are some examples:
== Emergency zipper puller: a paper clip inserted in the hole where the puller used to be, then wrapped with a tiny strip of duct tape.
== The drain hose on our old washing machine got a crimp in it and then started leaking at the crimp. I straightened out the hose, and wrapped it in duct tape. Next I took a thin piece of wood, placed it over the crimped section and wrapped the wood and hose in duct tape so the hose would not bend at that point again.
== Use it on a drain pipe in an emergency. Let the pipe drain. Dry off the surface, then wrap the break or hole with duct tape. If the hole is big, cover the hole with a cut out piece of plastic from a milk bottle and then wrap the pipe and plastic with duct tape.
== Use it on plastic garbage cans when they crack. Put duct tape on both sides (inside and out).
== In a pinch, fix a tear in clothing by putting duct tape on the inside. The rip won't be visible.
== Duct tape comes in colors. You can now buy duct tape in a variety of colors. These seem to come in small rolls and are a bit expensive compared to the original silver tape. I found a good variety at Wal-Mart. A quick, easy, perhaps permanent repair could be virtually invisible, and your friends will never know you simply did it with duct tape.