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Old 08-28-2008, 10:14 AM   #1
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to connect the metal piping together for dryer vent, is it acceptable to use metal tape?

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those extremely shinely sticky alluminum tape... not only it is ok to use those... should use those and don't know what else you can use...

those plastic duct tape is not suppose to be use for connecting duct.... why they being call "duct" tape then... go figure...

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By code, no. Metal duct must be connected with a minimum of 3 metal screws per joint. The seam can be sealed with foiltape to reduce leakage, but cannot rely soley on the tape.

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yes need to screws... I kind of forget it... and take it as already take for grounded... even I did my basement.... yes the metal tape only for sealing to avoid heat lost...... if solely by tape is no good.... you can do it easily if you use self drilling screws and a good cordless driver...
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Guys, he's talking about a dryer vent here. Our code will not let a dryer vent be connected with screws as they will collect the lint and make it impossible for future cleaning. If we use screws it will fail inspection.

We use the foil tape to join and then make sure the pipe is strapped down good so it will not move.
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I did mine with screws.... now you talked about this I think it make sense not to use screws....

in our area... either such code does not apply... or the 2 minutes inspection from the inspector miss that....

welll... what is done is done.... I will investigate if there is such problem ..... so far it is still good no problem.... after more than a year of usage...
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Guys, he's talking about a dryer vent here. Our code will not let a dryer vent be connected with screws as they will collect the lint and make it impossible for future cleaning. If we use screws it will fail inspection.

We use the foil tape to join and then make sure the pipe is strapped down good so it will not move.
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Shucks..."foiled" again.

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