Vent Tape

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

When HVAC duct insulation breaks, or you are trying to tape together two pieces to create one nice long tube you can use in new construction ***, it is best practice to use Vent Tape.

Yes, Vent Tape is the perfect product for such an application.  It is MADE to tape vents together.

Be sure you use the right thing for the right job, and you will never go wrong!

This was the first time I have seen Vent Tape used, and...

Oh, wait a minute.

Now that I read it closely it isn't Vent Tape at all.

It's Venture Tape.

Gee, here I was thinking they were actually using Vent Tape.

Sorry.

My bad.

Well, it was a good try.

Maybe next time I can put out something that instructs on the proper way to do something.

 

***  Obviously I am kidding.  THIS IS NOT BEST PRACTICE!  IT IS STUPID PRACTICE!  DUCT WORK SHOULD NEVER BE TAPED TOGETHER!!  EVEN WITH THE INFAMOUS DUCT TAPE!!  And unfortunately it is typical of what I see on so many pre-drywall inspections.  If you ever see something like this on a pre-drywall inspection, just look at the supervisor, point at the VENT TAPE, laugh and walk away. 

YOU WON'T HAVE TO SAY A WORD...

Excuse me.  I need to go put some ice on my headache.

 

 

 

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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
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Good advice for any builder, but most don't adhere to the way to "do things right".

Clint

April 22, 2011 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors

Another great reason for a new construction drywall inspection. Thanks, Jay

April 23, 2011 02:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Andrea - As a kid, I used to use inner tubing to repair my inner tubing!  But don't be so D & D!  You can use it all for anything you want!

Laura - obviously the right answer is a continuous tube from point A to B.  Repairing a break in it, or taping two pieces together is definitively NOT the right answer!  You already know that...

It isn't funny, Tish.  Which is why it was so easy to get the supervisor to repair it.

Clint - stuff like this is so common it is ridiculous.

Anne - thanks.  They are a hugely important inspection.  I wish more people got them.

April 23, 2011 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Chris Smith
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage

Jay, I trust you so much I was thinking... "Vent tape"? I have never heard of that... now Duct tape... yes... thanks for letting us know the rest of the story ;-)

April 23, 2011 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

I had to drag some in for a while Chris.  Too fun not to!  Maybe Billy Jays should get on that Vent Tape!  Hmmm.....

April 23, 2011 08:43 PM
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