5 Stars By Mary Ann on 2014-12-31
used on an unconventional project
Over the past several months, I have purchased several rolls of this 1.88" X 50 yard aluminum foil tape, roll by roll. I used them to build insulated panels for my windows and patio door primarily for the northeast winters to reduce my energy costs but now I also plan to use them in the dog days of summer. I started with large cardboard boxes folded to double thickness, then covered them with Reflectix double bubble reflective duct insulation. I seals all seams using this HVAC aluminum tape. Using Reflectix around cardboard and sealing all around with this tape, creates an air pocket which provides the insulation. This project is still a work in progress. It has certainly made the main floor of my townhouse (which was built on a slab) less uncomfortable this winter. I'm thinking that when I don't need them in the Spring and Fall, I will hide the panels between my couches and wall. Note, some reviewers commented on how the tape can stick to itself and become worthless, I can confirm this. I've found that if you peel back a small piece of backing with one hand and attach the tape to the item with the other, you can slowly pull back the backing and attach the tape as you go, eliminating the waste.
5 Stars By Jdoggy on 2013-08-24
Duck HVAC tape
Wanted to tighten up my hvac ducting and this did the trick. Sealed all the leaking joints, was relatively easy to install and seems like it is stuck on there pretty good. The only part that was tricky was managing the backing paper when I was in a tight spot. It got in the way so I tried to pulling off strips and removing the backing but all that did was leave me with a length of tape coiled all over itself. There was no easy remedy but I found that if I folded the paper back on itself I could run it over the duct then pull the tape off after it was in position. When using on easy to get to areas none of this is a problem anyway, I was wrapping ducts with only about an inch of space on top between it and the floor and running in between some tight joists. I feel like this is a good value, I know I stopped several leaks in my crawlspace and I think it will last a long time judging from the feel of it and the solid adhesion I got. Even used it to completely block off an unused register and it held that opening tight. Well worth the money.
5 Stars By Rachelle on 2013-12-02
Never will be without it.
I am doing a complete remodel on a 1980's travel trailer. And, I don't know where I would be without this product. I don't know the different gauges or thicknesses for the foil tape. But, have been super happy with it. I've used it to cover screw holes, weatherize (windows, vents, etc.), and such. This is one of the products that will always be in my collection of supplies for my RV. It repels water and also gives you a metal surface to bind to (if you need that). And, I've needed that a few times.
5 Stars By Robert Kerby on 2015-12-08
5 Stars - Total Awesomeness!
I purchased the "Duck Brand 240225 HVAC UL 723 Metal Repair Aluminum Foil Tape, 1.88-Inch by 50 Yards, Single Roll, Silver" to tape-up the ducting over our Microwave Oven which vents through our home's roof. I am absolutely impressed by the quality of this product. I recommend this product to any all to any and all. Thanks goes to the Seller (Duck Brand) for providing yet another high-quality product! Thank you also goes to my Trustworthy 2DayDeliver.com for providing another high-quality product at an unbeaten price-point! Well done!
4 Stars By Reviewer on 2015-08-24
I think this is intended for HVAC repairs and such, though I bought it for my HID projector retrofit. I used it to seal all the gaps in the back between the projector reflector bulb and the shroud. For this particular purpose this tape works well. It seals relatively tight to give you an air-tight seal, and they won't come off unless you really try to peel them off. I wouldn't say these are stretchable, but I was able to "shape" these over screws and nuts without it tearing. I was able to use these to cover up some embossed words and have those embossed words show through w/o tearing the aluminum tape. I would certainly purchase again...though for what I use them for, one roll would last me a long, long time. I think one thing I would like improved is perhaps have a more reflective (chrome?) version for my purpose...but these work fine.
2 Stars By J. M. Black on 2017-01-25
I don't know, didn't really work to well for my needs. Was very thin, easily torn, and by the time I figured out how to carefully use it, the 10 yards were about gone. Thank you.
5 Stars By Bonz on 2016-09-27
Nice size roll
Used this to install ductwork for an above the range microwave that was being ducted out through the ceiling. Nice size roll. Stuck well. No complaints. Will definitely recommend.
5 Stars By boomer camper on 2017-10-20
Excellent quality metal tape here in Colorado weather
Top flight metal tape. Have used for A/C, furnace, outdoors and inside. Holds up well even in our Colorado weather.
5 Stars By jeff on 2015-09-09
Good stuff - 150 feet for under 8 bucks is ...
Good stuff - 150 feet for under 8 bucks is a great value!
just make sure you peel-as-you-apply; if you try to peel off a whole long strip at once , it will coil up on you. At best you'll end up with a wrinkled piece. (Use a piece of painters tape on the corners to peel off the backing)
I'm using it to seal the seams on the old skylight. It sticks fine to metal and glass. Time will tell how well it handles extreme summer and winter conditions up there, but that may be pushing the intended application. ( no big deal if I have to reapply after a couple of years)
2 Stars By Karen Howe on 2016-04-15
Cheaper is not always better. On a recent duct sealing project I started ...
Cheaper is not always better. On a recent duct sealing project I started with Nashua foil tape, ran out, and finished using this. The Duck Brand tape is much more difficult to work with -- curling, self-spirals, and the edges are sharp enough to give you finger cuts. Plan on a number of mess-ups that end up in the trash. Seems to stick OK though. Time will tell.
I never thought there would be such a dramatic difference between two brands of similar-looking tape, but now I know!