Only Tools You Need

Only Tools You Need

Postby EMS » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:51 am

YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Don » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:18 pm

EMS wrote:IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

Printed on the box the 'Housewife's Toolkit' comes in - Hopefully, her husbands toolkit contains a few other tools!

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P.S. - Actually, it's 'Duck' tape, though the two names have become somewhat interchangeable over the years . . . . 'Duct' tape is aluminum foil and is used only to seal HVAC ducts - Cloth backed silver 'Duck' tape is never used on ducts any more . . . . or at least it shouldn't be
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby zxbob » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:12 pm

Don wrote:Don
Cloth backed silver 'Duck' tape is never used on ducts any more . . . . or at least it shouldn't be




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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby EMS » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:09 pm

Don wrote: - Cloth backed silver 'Duck' tape is never used on ducts any more . . . . or at least it shouldn't be


How about red "Duck" tape? Or white.....or yellow :? :? :?:
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Rick Pope » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:44 pm

Back in the old days (1950's), Dad had a roll of tape he called "Duck Tape" It was olive drab, about 10" wide, and must have been a foot in diameter. He brought it back from his time in the army, and said they used it to fix lots of things.
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Don » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:45 pm

Think it was originally developed for the military during WWII

"Adhesive tape (specifically masking tape) was invented in the 1920's by Richard Drew of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Co. (3M). Duct tape (the WWII military version) was first created and manufactured in 1942 (approximate date) by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. Its closest predecessor was medical tape

The original use was to keep moisture out of the ammunition cases. Because it was waterproof, people referred to the tape as "Duck Tape." Also, the tape was made using cotton duck - similar to what was used in their cloth medical tapes. Military personnel quickly discovered that the tape was very versatile and used it to fix their guns, jeeps, aircraft, etc. After the war, the tape was used in the booming housing industry to connect heating and air conditioning duct work together

Soon, the color was changed from Army green to silver to match the ductwork and people started to refer to duck tape as "Duct Tape." Things changed during the 1970s, when the partners at Manco, Inc. placed rolls of duct tape in shrink wrap, making it easier for retailers to stack the sticky rolls. Different grades and colors of duct tape weren´t far behind. Soon, duct tape became the most versatile tool in the household."


If you find an old house which actually still has this tape on the HVAC system, you'd probably save a bunch of $$$ if you replaced it all with real, modern 'duct tape' as the old stuff is likely falling off by now

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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Will » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:07 pm

zxbob wrote:
Don wrote:Don
Cloth backed silver 'Duck' tape is never used on ducts any more . . . . or at least it shouldn't be




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You mean when I bought my last roll of duct tape at the local Ace Hardware store from the heating/cooling department, not that stuff on sale up front, that cloth fiber was an optical illusion?
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Dave Hansen » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:19 am

Kinda going back to the "all the tools you need". We hired a guy to work in the shop at the marina I used to work at. We asked in the interveiw if he had tools, his reply was that he everything he would need. The day he started we were expecting him to come in with a roll chest of tools but what he carried in was a cardboard box. In it was a hammer(real little one), a four in one screwdriver, a cresent wrench and a pair of visegrips. He didn't last the day.
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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby Don » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:24 pm

Dave Hansen wrote: . . . . . a hammer(real little one), a four in one screwdriver, a cresent wrench and a pair of visegrips

Some guys carry more than that under the seat of their motorcycle . . . . *every* Harley rider should ;)

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Re: Only Tools You Need

Postby alimey4u2 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:35 am

Scew Driver & a "North Carolina Socket Set " ( Adjustable wrench)..... :lol:
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