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I have a Lennox heating and air system. It's 5 years old. The tape that hold those long tube things together has failed and the tubes are disconnected from the vents that blow air into the house. I have used duct tape as a temporary fix. I'm told that when winter comes that my duct tape will come apart. Where can I buy the right tape to put everything back together? I have tried to get contractors to do the work, but so far they are all booked up for weeks. My electric bill is sky high probably because I have not used the right tape to begin with. Any help is appreciated.

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  • sunny494 Sep 12, 2009

    Yes, the whole system installation and workmanship is lousy. Nothing but problems. The tube things aren't even the right size and weren't even ran right according to another contractor. But that's another story.

    Regarding the flex ducts, these ducts are shiney like alluminum foil and are strapped to beams in places throughout my basement (it's a huge basement). So should I pull back the alluminum looking wrapping and tape under that. Originally the tape was on the outside and visible.

    Your help is appreciated.

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Sounds like a lousy job. Best tape is alluminum. You can pick it up at Home Depot or Lowes. If the tubes are flex duct be sure to pull back the outer insulation and tape just the inner lining

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  • John Pappano Sep 13, 2009

    Depends on what kind of duct it is. If it's steel solid round duct it would have to be screwed together. If it's flex duct it will have foil or plastic outer cover and thin layer of insulation and more plastic on the inside of duct. The inner plastic must be taped to the collar of the main duct. Hope this helps.

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