My place has forced heat. I'm getting quotes to cut in AC. Most reviews I read say the person who quoted the job said they should replace their ducts, and this seems like a typical upsell. Sure enough, at the first quote, the guy suggested replacing my ducts. How do I know if I need to do that or not? [more inside]
I've got a nephew who enjoys building duct tape wallets and the like. Generally we just buy him tape off the rack down at the hardware store (they have a surprisingly large selection of color and patterns) but I'm curious if there is .... I don't know, artisanal tape out there somewhere. Something to get as a special treat.
Have you ever heard of people using duct tape and electrical tape to create art? I've been doing it since middle school, but lately, my designs are suffering from the tape refusing to hold its place, and it eventually will wrinkle, shift, and completely come undone. Need help thinking of a solution to prevent it from happening. [more inside]
How can I vent a bathroom exhaust fan out of the window without it looking hideous? [more inside]
My friend's cat is stuck in her apartment's A/C duct system. What should she do? [more inside]
Best way to get duct tape residue off windows, and how to hold broken car windows up? [more inside]
RedGreenShowFilter: I've got a bunch of crisp paperback romance novels I've scavenged from dumpsters around town, and I'd rather turn them into something than read or try selling them. What can I build using them? I'm thinking clear box tape instead of duct, so the corny covers will still be visible. Bonus points for something handy. [more inside]
I know YANMMD, but even my mom's various doctors can't seem to answer this question: what causes stones in the pancreatic bile duct? [more inside]
Do you have your household HVAC ducts for a forced air furnace cleaned? [more inside]
Why does my dryer have to be vented to work? [more inside]
Looking for rectangular paintable ductwork that looks as good (and works as well) as boxing it in with drywall.
We just boxed in with drywall a round 5" heating duct, running from floor to ceiling in the corner of the living room. Because of some odd features of the room, this took up more space than it should. What I'd really like is to replace the duct (and drywall) with a paintable rectangular duct running up the corner of the room, that would look just as good as drywall. This would have to be rugged enough to withstand small children playing in the room (e.g. not dent like typical metal duct). Does this exist? [more inside]
Is fiberglass heating/cooling duct board safe? [more inside]
My forced hot air system has no return ducts. Instead, cool air falls directly into the basement, where there's a filtered intake on the side of the furnace. Are my life, health, and or selling prospects at severe risk? [more inside]
I have a beautiful velvet blazer. While teaching today, a piece of duct tape got stuck to it (I don't know how). When I try to peel it off, it totally screws up the finish (the little fibers come with). How do I get the duct tape off the velvet?
What is the white dot on my nipple? [more inside]
Fire Hazard Filter: I am thinking of running a network cable through a section of HVAC ducting in my house (~6' stretch relatively far from the furnace/AC unit). Will this be a fire hazard in the winter, when the furnace is on? I don't really care about thermal wear on the cable itself.