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Old August 5th, 2002, 03:54 PM
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Default What´s the deal with duct tape?

I´ve stumbled across some lists of packing lists. On most of the lists is duct tape....but why???? What´s the deal with duct tape? Bondage? Tape dh´s mouth shut? In case the zipper breaks on my suitcase? I asked dh what he thought people would use it for and he said he´d use it to tape my wallet shut.

If anyone can solve the duct tape mystery up for me, I´d appreciate it.

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Well, one use is to tape the curtains together (if you have a balcony cabin). Since it stays light late this time of year in Alaska.....its's perfect to keep light out of the cabin when you wish to..........
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Old August 5th, 2002, 05:19 PM
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We used it to tape a broken zipper on a suitcase....my husband and your's think alike!

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Two more good uses for duct tape: screaming kids (over their mouths) and kids that keep running into you (tape their hands and feet).

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Old August 5th, 2002, 07:24 PM
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Here's a quote from Candy's cruise planner:

Using tape, you can survive almost any emergency at sea:
1. Repairs the hem of your dress
2. Tape the curtains closed to keep out the sunlight
3. Make your own lint brush
4. Keeps extension cords out of the way
5. Emergency hinge repair for your camera
6. Keeps long shoelaces from tripping you on the treadmill
7. Make sticky notes out of the ship's stationery
8. Belly button lint remover
9. Tape bingo cards to the table in rough seas
10. Keeps your eyelids open to stay awake for the midnight buffet
11. Foils the pick-pockets at Martinique
12. After too many midnight buffets, make your own girdle
13. Use as a *mute function* for the noisy kid at your table
14. Tape yourself to the toilet during rough seas
15. Do-it-yourself bikini wax
16. Garters to keep your stockings up (inside joke)
17. Instant hand cuffs =;o
18. The rowdy kid in the cabin next door... tape him to the wall
19. Makes a great strapless bra, it lifts and separates
20. Done correctly, it can be used as a contraceptive device
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Shar:

At least I had two out of twenty!

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ooh ouch on #15!
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! Ok, some of the reasons I can accept but I don´t know if they warrent actually taking a roll of duct tape along!

I have to agree with Tiffany on number 15. That would be one desperate measure to end the fuzzy legs problem!

Thanks for the funny list, Shar!

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Let me assure you Suzanne, a small roll is well worth it's space in the suitcase...I learned the hard way. Wont leave home without it now! (have also use it to repair a hem in a pair of slacks).

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Quite simple. If it can'y be repaired with either duct tape or WD 40 it is not worth repairing (that goes for whatever and wherever and whenever something is broken).
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Old August 6th, 2002, 10:07 AM
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My "ex" and I learned the value on a lonnng trip to Australia. We were flying all over the country and used the tape to make the 3-letter designator for each airport (eg LAX), changing it at each stop. We wanted to make sure our suitcases showed up where we were :o) - We also took a train ride and the train staff managed to destroy one of our suitcases. Out came the duct tape and absolutely nothing would make that suitcase fall open after I got done!!

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I have a roll in my suitcase if need arises. I love some of the ideas on the list. I printed it out to show the couple we are traveling with. They will get a kick out of that list.
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As a muscian, duct tape is indespensible. You know it went to the moon with Appolo 13 and helped save them. Will hold a leaking radiator water hose together. On a cruise? mmmm......will help plug a leak I think. Bob
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Excuse my "ignorance", but what is Cindy's Cruise Planner?
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Cindy's Cruise Planner seems like a lot of fun. I am more worried about #20.

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Pamda,
Didn´t even want to think about #20. #15 sounded painful enough! gggggg

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Linda: Cindy's Cruise Planner is a site I found by searching for Duct Tape on the web.

I just found this one! Check it out:

101 USES FOR DUCT TAPE
(Plus or minus 70 or 80)
All of the following fall into one of these categories:
Things I have used duct tape for,
Things other people have used duct tape for,
Things I have imagined using duct tape for,
Things other people have imagined using duct tape for.

"Duct tape is like the force: It has a dark side and
a light side and it holds the universe together."
- Carl Zwanzig

Okay, here it is folks. I just had to put it up. Thanks to all who sent me a copy.

Make a note ladies...

Formal dress: $120.00

Dinner and drinks before formal: $80.00

Having a picture passed around on the Internet that shows you duct taped your boobs together: PRICELESS


From New England? Have an interest in Tourette Syndrome? Click here.

10/1/01 - Yes, I'm still planning to update the site. Life just got in the way. Stay tuned...

8/25/01 - This site is moving to a new server soon! I am in the process of completely redesigning the site, and when I do, it will be located at http://thezac.com/ducttape/. There will be new sections besides the list, and the list itself will have quite a bit added to it. Thanks to all who sent suggestions - don't stop! If you are planning to bookmark or link to this site, or already have, please use the new address (it currently contains a mirror of this page).

Last update to list: 7/4/99


Hanging posters.
Decorative book cover.
Fix broken tail light on vehicle.
Twist a long piece into rope (thousands more uses).
Tape wires down on floor or out of the way.
Tape wires back together after splicing (much wider than electricians' tape).
Reattach rear view mirror.
Repair cracked windshield/window.
Patch ripped clothing.
Hide unsightly wallpaper seams.
Repair broken hoses.
Repair broken fan belt.
Use as art medium.
Fix broken book binding.
Band-Aid for really big cuts.
Attach leg splint to broken leg.
Wallpaper your house (may be slightly expensive, but well worth it for the resulting sophisticated look).
Reinforce pages in 3 ring binder.
Cover up empty drive bays.
Fold in half and use as bookmark.
Disk labels.
Rappelling harness.
Toilet paper.
Hinge on cabinet door.
Repairing leak in tire/inner tube.
Taping annoying people to walls, floor, ceiling, or bed.
Holding together computer cases.
Hold up exhaust pipe (doesn't last very long).
Repair upholstery.
Make lawn furniture.
Make lawn decorations.
Fix racquetball racquets.
Roll into a ball for hockey practice.
Mark lines on a sporting event field.
Clothing – all sorts.
Can be use to wrap duct work, but doesn't seal or hold up ducts very well.
Use to pull unsightly hair.
Keeps pledges in their place (also applies to siblings).
Patches holes in vinyl siding.
An entire roll can be used in place of a bedroom door to keep someone in for hours.
Twisted correctly, can be used as a billy-club.
Wrapped around newspaper to make a dog chew toy.
Holding on book covers.
Reflective lettering.
Mute function for humans.
Contraceptive device.
Climbing rope.
Earrings.
Cover old pocket folders -- lasts forever!
Shoe designs.
Girdle.
Sealing envelopes (in case you hate the taste of envelope glue).
Replacement for airplane glue.
For store owners: great way to keep the wigs on mannequins.
Seat belts that'll REALLY keep the kids still.
Closing chip bags.
Make the stapler obsolete!
Putting up Christmas lights (easy removal).
Why bother with waxing...
Add several layers to your car's bumpers for a much safer ride.
Fix vacuum cleaner hose.
Tape ski boot to your ski when the binding breaks.
Repair seams of ski gloves.
Wrap around your waist when your zipper splits in a one piece ski suit.
Lift and separate when you don't want to wear a bra or can't have straps showing.
Hold temple onto eye glasses.
Fix printer.
Make a wallet out of it.
Hold car hood shut.
Patch hole in canoe.
Fixing sets for the school play.
Making props look more realistic.
Make letter for letter jacket.
Hold your letter to your letter jacket.
Re-enforce the phone cord.
Hold batteries in remote control.
Play a CD (reflect a laser beam onto a CD to play it).
Stick pictures up in your locker.
Fix holes in your Airwalks.
Use instead of nail polish.
Hold pens together.
Belt.
Wrap your ankle for sports.
Can be used in place of handcuffs.
Rings.
Hold file cabinet together.
Hold shoe laces together.
Can replace shoe laces.
Can be used in place of Velcro.
Write term paper on it.
Graduation present.
Can be used to put back together a shredded term paper.
Stop your jeans from fraying.
Hair ties.
Hold spikes to your cleats.
Make a book shelf.
Necklace.
Note cards.
Remove lint from clothes.
Makes great bumper stickers with a sharpie!
Cook a baked potato in it.
Hold car door shut.
Tape plastic over broken rear window in car.
Tape down ripped carpet.
Tape sole of ratty sneaker to body of sneaker.
Hold speaker wire to the back of speaker.
Use it as a Biore strip.
Practical joke toilet paper replacement.
Makes a good bib.
Put it on your lawn and paint it green. Say good-bye to mowing.
Mouse trap.
Fly paper.
Tape your little brothers' mouths shut.
Use as vinyl flooring.
Cover rust holes in your car.
Ashtray.
Roofing shingles.
Make a clothes line.
Window coverings.
Use a roof rack on your car for carrying luggage and other items.
Fix a broken plate.
Patch a hole in your swimming pool.
Make a swing for your kids.
Make a tent for camping.
For the annoying mother-in-law.
Lock people into their house, school, office, etc.
Hold your car's bumper in place.
Seat covers in your car.
Fix holes in your sock.
Fix the hole in your favorite coffee cup.
Make a coffee cup.
Retread your tennis shoes.
Earmuffs.
Repair work gloves.
Make work gloves.
Home security system - tape up doors and windows.
Watch band.
CD case.
Wrap a soda can or bottle in duct tape to keep it cold.
Makes stylish notebook decorations.
Use it to fix old instruments.
Use it as a dog/cat/rabbit/frog/lizard/etc. leash.
Hold on toupees.
Duct tape annoying, rambunctious students to their seats.
Reupholster the roof on a '83 Mustang convertible (or any vehicle for that matter).
Attach it to the end of a yard stick (sticky side out) as a way to get pennies out from behind the couch.
Surgical bandage.
Fix a cigarette that is broken at the filter.
A clothesline when you're out in the middle of nowhere. (Peace Corps favorite.)
Use it as a substitute for Bondo.
Makes excellent streamers for bicycle handlebars.
Toilet seat cover.
Reflectors.
Replace broken screen in your screen doors to create an excellent storm door for those cold winter nights.
Makes great posters with the aid of magic markers.
Make a sheet for your bed.
Wrap freshmen up in it.
Use to make the lines in the middle of the road.
Make a space suit out of it so you can walk on the moon.
Use as a musical instrument.
Make a hat.
Make a wallet chain out of it.
Stare at it and try to find new uses for it.
Make a boat out of it.
Throw it at people.
Write on it and stick to someone's back.
Put a few rolls on their side and roll them to have a duct tape race!
Tape a hedge trimmer or chain saw to a long pole in order to trim or cut tall trees.
Use it as hockey tape.
Tape Tupperware containers together in a way that you can stack them on top of each other for more storage space.
Use to keep the cover of an old ice cream maker securely attached.
Cut a hole in a piece of cardboard, wrap duct tape around it and get a really inexpensive original looking picture frame.
Tape Nerf basketball hoop to the back of a door because they just don't stay on their own.
Make a pouch and attach it to a door so you can hold stuff.
Repair smashed pumpkin.
Waterproof sun screen for bald men.
Snowmobile/motorcycle seat cover.
Hold broken U-joints together on truck so you can make it home.
Makes a good replacement for chrome.
Patch holes in convertibles or soft top jeeps.
Resurface your trampoline.
Artificial lighting.
Use it to tape 10 year olds with sugar highs to trees during boyscout trips.
Can be made to fashion weapons in a pinch.
Emergency limb replacements.
Prosthetics.
Make fantastic puppets and other toys.
Can be used to clean the floor when no vacuum is available.
S & M.
Make a ball.
Repair trim on cars.
Patch up fish tank.
Halloween costume.
Waterproof footwear.
Make a makeup case.
Repair leak in pilot gas line.
Gagging device.
Pin striping.
Wrapping Christmas presents.
Patch seams in carpeting.
Patch a hole in a tent.
No need for lunch box - just tape all your food together!
Use to keep President Clinton's pants up.
Cute plant holder.
Keep hair in place.
Make a tie out of it.
Chastity belt.
Blister repair.
Censor speech on softball uniforms.
Repair pantyhose.
Roll it over a pool and make a trampoline.
Keeping guitar strap on your guitar.
Taping mic to mic stand (or a hockey stick).
Taping mic stand to amp.
Hold a float together.
Fix mini blinds.
Get rid of plantars warts.
Hold telephone together.
Hold computer mouse together.
Write on vehicles.
Muzzle.
Make a Halloween mask.
Decorate guard rifles.
Make really cool underwear.
Make a mummy costume for Halloween.
When you get in a really boring conversation pull it out and ask the other person if they can name 101 uses for it (plus or minus 70 or 80).
Attach underwater flashlight to underwater strobe for night dives.
Hold a car battery in.
Headbands.
Jewelry.
Attach glow-in-the-dark bugs to people's houses.
Fixing the toilet seat.
Torture.
Window shade.
Hair extensions.
Seat covering for a 1963 Vespa GS 160 (or any other vehicle for that matter).
Wrap around cardboard tube to make fake swords for the kids.
Waterproof apron.
Beverage holders.
Cooler.
Pet rain gear.
Toilet paper roll cover.
Cell phone holder.
Tool belt.
Shower curtain.
Repair speaker cones.
Poor man's ****** - two Popsicle sticks and duct tape.
Hold the plastic (or Mylar) on your car where the window should be.
Wrap a "365 Uses For Duct Tape" calendar for Christmas.
Hold up worn out socks.
Suspenders.
Tape keys to bottom of car so you never lose them.

Current count - 252 -- This site has outgrown it's name!
Please tell me if I have any duplicates.

Please send comments or additional suggestions to ducttape@thezac.com
Thanks for the suggestions - keep 'em coming!
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! I am obviously duct tape ignorant. I would cringe at the sight of duct tape holding anything together in my house unless it was an emergency! Dh will enjoy the posts here. He was watching NASCAR over the weekend and told me about the wonders of tape to get the cars repaired. They have *mini-rolls* of duct tape here so I guess I will pack one in dh´s suitcase. At least he can then say that I packed something useful for a change!

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Hahaha
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