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  • MikeDingas
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    Sorry, Steve. Guess I should have gotten that Plumming for Dummies book.

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  • BirdOasis
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    You can buy rolls of metel in the duct department of lowes and home depot. That should do the trick.

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  • Steviegwood
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    Originally posted by MikeDingas
    Steve, before you go the tape route I suggest you wait 'til summer and attach a piece of tape to one of the metal studs. If we are talking about the same stuff, you may have a problem. My shop is also metal framed and I've found that enough heat is obsorbed into the framing to weaken the adhesive bond of the tape. I taped a cardboard deflector onto a stud for a window air conditioner and within a month the tape fell off. I'm still mulling over how to insulate my shop and attach the insulation.
    Thanks Mike, but what I was talking about was the galvanized metal plumbers tape about 3/4" wide perforated metal rolls used for hanging pipe and duct work. Self drilling screws through the holes in the tape and into the metal studs. Steve

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  • MikeDingas
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    Steve, before you go the tape route I suggest you wait 'til summer and attach a piece of tape to one of the metal studs. If we are talking about the same stuff, you may have a problem. My shop is also metal framed and I've found that enough heat is obsorbed into the framing to weaken the adhesive bond of the tape. I taped a cardboard deflector onto a stud for a window air conditioner and within a month the tape fell off. I'm still mulling over how to insulate my shop and attach the insulation.

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  • ozarkhillbilly
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    Steve, check your PM's........

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  • Steviegwood
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    Rick, I will have to check that out. Sounds like a possibilty. Thanks, Steve

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  • Rick-H
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    If you are just using it to hold the insulation why not use metal strapping. The big black banding that comes around those pallets of lumber and other stuff. Most ths places would probably let you have all you want for free.
    I get it all the time and cut it into 4" long pieces to use for throw away puddy knives for wood puddy or scrapers to take off excess glue runout. Use them once and throw them away makes for easy cleanup.

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  • Steviegwood
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    Thanks Guys, Bill I will have to check at Lowes all I can find for them online is ten ft rolls. I have inquired at a few places online but no response from any of them except for the one Phil has mentioned. Looks like I may be ordering from them unless someone has a brainstorm of another idea on how to do this project. Thanks again, Steve

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  • GrayBeard Phil
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    Steve:

    McMaster Carr industrial supply house:
    http://www.mcmaster.com/ page 1373, comes in steel, copper, stainless steel.

    search for plumber's tape at the above site, scroll down to near bottom of page. In catalog, it is called "Flexible Metal straps with holes" comes in 100 ft rolls.

    Be aware, McMaster-Carr is an industrial supply house, may have a minimum order in $$ amount.

    Phil

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  • ozarkhillbilly
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    Have you tried Lowe's? I know at our store we have 50' rolls of both metal and plastic plumbers tape, or check with a local plumbing supply house.
    I did a google search for it and there were several hits with this product available for online ordering in 100' rolls.
    Hope this helps you.

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  • lucky788scroller
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    OOOOOOOooooooooooooooooo thats way more then a roll or two of duct tape!!! Maybe try someone that does seemless gutters, or siding????? Dale

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  • Steviegwood
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    Metal Plumbers Tape

    Hi Everyone, I need your help. I am looking for some a large quantity of metal plumbers tape or something like it. I have a metal shop that I am insulating it has square metal studs about 4' on center and 2 1/2" square tube studs I already have the insulation it is commercial 2' by 4' squares I was thinking of using a flexible metal strip such as the plumbers tape and self drilling metal screws to hold the insulation up. I have tried wooden furring strips but there are some places that I cannot get the drill into and with the flexible metal I could bend around the side of the stud and secure. All I can find is ten foot lengths and I would loose two feet on each piece. My shop is 24' by 40' so I need to find something in bulk. Any ideas or suggestions???? Thanks, Steve

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