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Using Duct Tape for Repairs


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September 5, 2018

I have a plastic (not fiberglass) tub in my 1973 mobile home. It is cracked and water leaks out underneath. After trying several other ways to fix the cracks that didn't work, in desperation, I tried clear duct tape. It worked! Now all the cracks are sealed and no more leaks.

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It will have to be replaced from time to time because eventually water seeps underneath since the plastic tub flexes. However, I have plenty of duct tape and it sure beats the expense of installing a new tub! "Flex Tape" works very well too, but is extremely expensive.

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February 19, 2020

I was vacuuming today and I noticed there was no suction. I discovered a ripped hose. The Shark vacuum I own comes with a 5-year warranty. However, you can only have one claim, which I used a couple of years ago.

Duct tape repairing a vacuum hose.

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March 25, 2009

My daughter's winter boot zipper broke and we could not find anymore winter boots in our area to fit her. I cut into the edge of the broken zipper and got the metal pull back into the zipper and zipped it back up half way to hold that side together.

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