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paul wheaton
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As I explore the idea of starting an evil experiment, I realize that I would like to join lots of ducts without cob

My first thought was to use duct tape.  And then I wondered about how hot can duct tape tolerate?  So as I'm looking it up, there are multiple reports of "don't use duct tape on ducts - it sucks."

So, what do you use?

 
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To answer my own question:  I found something called "aluminum flue tape" that is rated to 600 degrees!
 
                          
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muffler tape from a auto parts shop may also be of use it also can withstand high temperatures
 
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I used to correct people who wrote "duck tape."

Turns out, that is the older form of the term. I was embarrassed when I learned that.

It was invented to keep water out of ammunition boxes; "duck" might have mean "waterproof," or might have referred to the woven cloth reinforcement.

I still say, and write, "duct tape."

Flue tape is nice stuff!
 
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