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Ye Olde Duct Tape Dryer Vent

Ye olde duct tape dryer vent.

And why not? 

Can you think of anything more longer lasting and flexible than duct tape?

Well, except for a replacement dryer vent flap.

But what's the fun in that?

Who wants to be same old, same old?

That cover has been there a while.  Obviously it's working!

My recommendation:  it's funny how the same kind of repair can be seen over and over, like duct tape, and in so many different places and ways!  Yes, this post is tongue in cheek.  But still, we have all seen this kind of thing before!  Does this sort of repair surprise anyone?  If you want to read a little something on the history of duct tape, click here.  That guy is a great writer!

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Comment balloon 16 commentsJay Markanich • May 12 2017 10:21AM

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Duct tape really is used everywhere and now they sell it in a bunch of different designs/colors.

And no, that repair job is not a surprise.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 1 month ago

It is when you duct tape the squirrel that goes through the duct tape dryer vent that you really are on to something! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Long and Foster) about 1 month ago

hey, the guy saved enough to buy a beer...hard to fault that.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 1 month ago

Kat - in high school my son made a duct tape wallet!  And it lasted for years!

I'd like a video of that one, Lise!  Squirrels are elusive, but duct tape is pretty good!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

A flap!  A flap!  My kingdom for a flap!

But hey, didn't Franklin say something about God inventing beer, William?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

Good morning Jay. I always enjoy your posts and often chuckle at the easy fixes so many use.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 month ago

This was a fun one, Sheila.  But still, there are right ways and wrong ways to do things.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

Good morning Jay. Sometimes it pays to ask "what part of NO  don't you understand?"! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 1 month ago

Jay Markanich Being devoted followers of Red Green Show, I can tell you that Drybak, er a Duct Tape is the backbone of all fixes in the Universe.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One) about 1 month ago

  Duct tape is absolutely the "cure" for all things broken everywhere ....and bet you have seen it ...everywhere !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) about 1 month ago

Wayne - and we don't know how long this "repair" has been there!  Perhaps years!

S&N - along with drywall screws and molly bolts, you have it covered!

S&D - ay, ay!  I've even seen it as repair for the felt on pool tables.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

You had me at duct tape but me thinks that people go a little too far in their usage.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 month ago

Yeah, but this one was so cute, Joe!  Creativity abounds, and always will.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

I thought I had seen it all when a homeowner used a bungee cord to strap a water heater for earthquake safety here in California.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

They should have used gorilla tape... I'm just sayin 

Posted by Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) about 1 month ago

C'mon, Myrl, you know that would work, especially if the water heater jumped off a bridge.

Sticks better, Fred?  How about that new sticky stuff the Handy Man In A Can guy is hawking?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 month ago

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