Repair Asbestos Taping with Duct Tape
I have asbestos taping on the forced-air heater ducting and plenum in a 38-year-old house. This taping is on the outside of the ducts and plenum only, so I haven’t worried about it. But recently, while in the attic, I noticed that the taping, while generally in good condition, has separated from the conduit in a few places by an 1/8 inch or so. Is this a condition I should attend to, and if so, how?
Since winter is just around the corner, we thought a suggestion might be in order here. Since you can see the duct tape on your metal heat-supply ducts, it is apparent to us that they are not insulated. While you are at the store getting duct tape, purchase a few rolls of 1-inch-thick by 12-inch-wide insulation and wrap those ducts. Save yourself some heating-bill bucks this winter.