leaking like a siv

pellet9999 Posted By pellet9999, Oct 10, 2008 at 4:51 PM

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  1. pellet9999

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    so much for overpriced DuraVent...
    where is the cheapest source online for foil tape shipped and what kind is best..????
     
  2. j00fek

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    did you seal your joints with high temp silicone?

    id try lowes or HD
     
  3. woodsman23

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    You can use metal tape or hi temp silcone tape both found at home depot or a plumbing shop. Did you seal with rtv silcone? and make sure all joints are twisted and locked in place? Check and be sure.
     
  4. richg

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    Ah, OJ Simpson Whore a Vent. It leaks more than I do after drinking a case of beer. RTV has worked for me, although some report very good results with the metal tape as noted here. Just be sure that when you do go to buy metal tape that it is rated for high temperatures. Not all metal tapes are able to handle high heat, and the glue on non-rated tape may quickly fail. The advantage of metal tape is that you can paint it, but RTV does not hold paint.
     
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  6. richg

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    You're right.
     
  7. slink

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    The foil tape doesn't work very well. They have a silicone tape in the plumbing section of home depot that works better.
     
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