Author: Lisa Zierfuss

What is the proper way to apply HVAC tape?

Whether you are working with a foil or film tape, applying to sheet metal, flex duct, or rigid duct material, knowing the proper way to apply the tape can make the difference between failure and long-lasting performance. Follow along to learn how HVAC tapes are designed to be applied for the best results. Step 1: Cut or tear the length of tape that you need if it is short enough to handle. If sealing a longer length of material, apply straight from the roll, only unrolling a few inches at a time as you apply to make handling easier....

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How are abatement tapes used for meth lab removal jobs?

Each year, thousands of methamphetamine (meth) labs are discovered in houses, apartments, sheds, and even automobiles. These labs, used to make illegal drugs, are seized by law enforcement and must then be professionally and thoroughly abated to remove harmful substances. Meth labs typically house containers of dangerous chemicals, such as paint thinners, solvents, acids, and anhydrous ammonia. Exposure to these potent toxins can cause lung damage, throat burns, dizziness, and even death – that’s why it is crucial to prevent them from spreading through the air or coming in contact with other property. Abatement professionals rely on high performing...

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5 Tapes Every HVAC Contractor Needs in their Toolbox

Every true craftsman knows that it is essential to be prepared for everything the job might throw at them, and in the HVAC field, there is no limit to the unexpected. Different materials and environments demand the use of different types of tape, and coming unprepared to the job at hand can lead to tape failure – costing you time, money, and your reputation. Here are 5 tapes every HVAC contractor needs in their toolbox: Foil tape: A UL Listed Foil Tape should be one of your go-to tools for joining and sealing joints, connections, and seams on rigid...

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5 Common HVAC Tape Mistakes You May be Making

The importance of proper tape use is often overlooked when it comes to HVAC installation and maintenance tasks. When system efficiency is on the line, choosing – and properly applying – a tape that is right for the task at hand can make the difference between an airtight system and costly inefficiency. Don’t wait until you find a failure in the system – here are 5 common mistakes to avoid during your next project: Failure to use a UL Listed tape: When working with any component of an HVAC system, using a tape that is UL Listed is critical....

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Do You Have What it Takes?

Shurtape is seeking up to three HVAC students to participate in the fourth year of the Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program. Selected students for 2018 will have the opportunity to: Participate in HVAC-themed missions to further their knowledge of the industry Network with educators and industry professionals to help jump-start their careers Earn up to $5,000 in scholarship to put towards the cost of their education Are you up for the challenge? Apply today. Learn more about Mission: HVAC and our commitment to education at Shurtape.com, and check out the missions completed by the 2017 program participants here...

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