A few days ago, I posted a test about the cold weather application of construction tapes. A few of the tapes performed well, but most I expected more from. Many of these tapes aren’t cheap, some are downright expensive. I thought a second, quick test was needed at a more normal application temperature (68°F) compared to installations in cold weather. Here’s what I found.
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In 1845, a surgeon figured out if he used a little adhesive on a piece of cloth, a “bandage” could be used for wound care, the first tape was invented. Through the 1900’s, the evolution of tapes continued. 1925 saw the development of masking tape used in painting. In the 1930’s, scotch tape was invented. This clear tape was hugely popular and had many uses. Water resistant duct tape was invented during World War II, originally designed to seal military ammunition cases. More recently, the tape evolution has exploded into the construction industry.
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I am currently working on a blog post for Green Building Advisor where I will be testing a few different tapes in cold weather applications. That article will appear here, on my blog, after it has published on GBA. In preparing for that test, I’ve learned a few things I thought I would share.
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