Tape Education

Does your HVAC tape measure up?

Does your HVAC tape measure up?

An HVAC tape's performance is directly related to its measurable characteristics, and understanding the impact each quality makes is critical to choosing the right tape for the job. Does your HVAC tape measure up? Looking for an HVAC tape that meets the mark? Find a...

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Why don’t all masking tapes remove cleanly?

Why don’t all masking tapes remove cleanly?

Masking tape is used for many different jobs – painting, color coding or labeling, bundling, or temporary repairs – and each job demands different performance characteristics from the tape to successfully accomplish its task. While paint masking tape almost always...

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How do I apply HVAC tape in tight spaces?

How do I apply HVAC tape in tight spaces?

With no two jobs being the same, HVAC technicians must learn to adapt to the challenges of the jobsite environments – including working efficiently in small spaces. Attics and crawlspaces are often where HVAC maintenance and repair takes place, but with little to no...

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Does tape tab length matter?

Does tape tab length matter?

In both automated and manual carton sealing applications ensuring a reliable case seal, while also limiting tape waste can be a balancing act. One way to achieve both is to determine and apply the proper tape tab length. When we say, “tab length,” we are referring to...

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Do You Have What it Takes?

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...

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What does stucco tape failure look like?

What does stucco tape failure look like?

In stucco applications, tape failure can take a few different forms. The most common is adhesive residue. Residue occurs when the stucco tape’s adhesive coating begins to transfer to the window, door frame, or other surface that it is adhered to because of...

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What is mastic?

What is mastic?

Mastic is a water-based paste that can be applied to seams in an HVAC system in order to help seal the system. It is typically used to fill crevices that an HVAC tape can’t reach, especially because of its peanut butter-like consistency, which allows it to conform to...

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