Uncle Bob Strikes again, the "Duct Tape saga" continues.
At Desert Sun Home Inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico, we get to see a lot of homes that have been altered and modified by the use of duct tape. It seems it's the "creative choice of many owners, builders and even contractors who install everything in and on a home.
Many times the Duct tape application will work if the area the Duct Tape was used is very well protected from the outside elements like the sun wind and rain.
But in this case on a home built in 2009, it's not the best use of the duct tape.
A reminder to all contractors. "If you don't have the proper fasteners like caps and zip ties, then go get some. Don't use duct tape as a fix all. It will not work in the long haul".
This is my humble opinion when it comes to using duct tape as an "outside fastener".
Here we have a A/C line insulator that was installe the correct way. But then it was not fastened in place with the proper zip ties.
This was not Uncle Bob that did this repair. It was installed by the A/C contractor.
In the next picture you can see that Duct Tape was used for the ends of the pipes for a solar system that was never installed on the home.
I have to shake my head when i see this. the duct tape was never intended to be used in these cases.
Have a great day everyone.