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Oh Ducky - Fiberfix Super Tape is so Much Stronger than Duct Tape

Updated on February 19, 2015

Remember when we first heard about duct tape!

It was the nifty all around rescuer for every little household broken thing. But it was more like Robin than Batman.

Now there's something better and I'm stuck on it

and it's called Fiber Fix - the Superman of hearty adhesive tapes, and I'm so excited! Not only is it flexible, but it's more than a stronghearted man. It wraps tightly like the power of a mother's arms, refusing to let go of her precious gift until it matures and can carry its own weight.

It resembles Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth Bracelet cuz it's fibers truly bond like cement to rebar. Fiber Fix holds tight and in the end it turns more solid like stone.

If you've ever struggled with duct tape you've peeled the sticky from your fingers. How about the time the tape embraced itself and instead of having a nice and tidy straight band of tape to apply to the box you ended up with a pleated band or a curled mess?

First let me tell you about the time the toilet erupted!

In our still unfinished new home a gang of angry yellowjackets materialized out of a wall that had yet to be covered by sheetrock, and they tore into the bathroom which our tween daughter was exiting.

She climbed up on the toilet, flyswatter in hand, to bring the day to a conclusion for one wasp at-a-time, and whacked the ceiling.

oh oh - the toilet turned over - right! not yet bolted down

and the water spout hit the ceiling, the bathtub, the sink --- my daughter --- and a river proceeded to flow into the kitchen, along the hallway and down the stairs. Took about a minute for this to become serious. I (the electrician for this building job) dashed to the utility room and shut down the circuits to the whole house, while hubby turned off the water.

we had broken and split PVC and it was a major task

to repair the plumbing disaster, not to mention the flood damage. Lucky for us all, we still had a rustic outhouse perched on the brink of the splendid 180 degree view across our acreage and ridges galore, and mountains in the distance, so even that trip brought us some solace from the manmade calamity indoors.

With Fiber Fix Super Tape on hand we could

have at least tidied up the plumbing problem without requiring a trip to town. Sure, we wouldn't have the great tale to tell, but hey - I'd have traded for that.

Also Use Fiber Fix for: METAL: IRON, ALUMINUM & COPPER

It's not so often that iron breaks, but an old fireplace poker that's been used as a striking tool, and a lever for lifting a tractor or boulders can chip or snap. Next time it can be resurrected using Fiber Fix.

Even I have bent aluminum when I use it for something other than it was intended and bending it back in place often enough can break it. HVAC ducting under the house or in the attic sometimes develops loose joints, letting outside air into the system. Seal it up with some Fiber Fix.

When my metal dryer or AC flexible vent punctures a strip of Fiber Fix mends it.

WOOD

I like to follow the old Maine maxim to: use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without! My preference is to make it do in the ways I learned from my grandfather. He added headrests to my grandma's living room chair after she fell down a flight of stairs at an old Alaskan hotel back in the 1950s and injured her neck. It wasn't so pretty, but to Grandma it was a godsend, because it meant that she could be up and out of bed long before her neck could properly support her head on its own.

Like the video shows, we used to try to mend our broken straw brooms wood handles with duct tape when they broke from being used to wedge open a double hung window that got stuck when the humidity was high. But those old broom handles still had a wobble, and of course we used them until the straws go short.

Now I can patch the bottom of that old dresser drawer in the pantry, without needing to bone up on my woodworking skills, and patch wood siding pieces that split. Just cut, dip, and press the tape over the hole, and it will harden in a flash.

PLASTICS & PVC

Now I can relax when I think about managing a plumbing leak when I move into my gently used house.

As you'll see in the pictures below, even our city utility maintenance crews find uses for old duct tape. Now, imagine what they can do with Fiber Fix Super Tape. They can align that white pipe, increasing its stability. So plumbing pipes now have an easy mend in place.

Flexible plastic venting - I also have some of this for one of my freestanding AC units - and the 5" venting tubes do puncture, letting the air out where it doesn't below, negating the purpose of the whole unit. Now I can mend the vent, instead of replacing it.

RUBBER

When I get my bike I'll keep a tube of this handy in the garage or my basket for emergency repairs to my flashlight cover, hand grips or tires.

old duct tape joins 2 white pipes
old duct tape joins 2 white pipes

Are you ready to shed the 'sticky fingers' and welcome Flex Tape into your life?

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Have you got any Duct Tape stories to tell, or any Fiber Fix Super Tape stories? I'd love to hear them.

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      angelatvs 

      4 years ago

      Wow, great review!

    • lesliesinclair profile imageAUTHOR

      lesliesinclair 

      5 years ago

      @Jackowacko LM: Yes, kites might be a good for for the tape. I'm thinking of using it with clay pieces I've made and broken.

    • Jackowacko LM profile image

      Jackowacko LM 

      5 years ago

      I work a lot with tape when building my kites for team building workshops. I might consider to start using it. I didn't know this tape excists. Good lens again.

    • Mickie Gee profile image

      Mickie Goad 

      5 years ago

      So glad you did not recommend this tape for book repair! You are one smart lady! I might need to investigate this tape for my husband who uses duct tape on his race car.

    • grrbtn profile image

      grrbtn 

      5 years ago

      I now know what I need to buy instead of Duct Tape in the future, thanks for the info

    • TheHonestWebGuru profile image

      TheHonestWebGuru 

      5 years ago

      Great lens.

    • rob-hemphill profile image

      Rob Hemphill 

      5 years ago from Ireland

      This is a must have around the home, especially after hearing about your exploits. I've only been familiar with Duct tape in the past.

    • DANCING COWGIRL profile image

      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Sounds great to me. I'm gonna have to get some for around here. A farm always has something that can use a quick fix. Glad you featured this for us.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not heard of this before. Will have to try this when I get back this summer.

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      kepezzo 

      5 years ago

      hmmm, this would be interesting to buy....maybe for repair "at site" of windsurf boards !?

      great lens !

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      sousababy 

      5 years ago

      Actually, Duct Tape is not recommended to seal ducts - it doesn't hold up well to heat. Fiber Fix for my dryer vent would be ideal, I must try this product. Oh and here's a good little article about how duct tape was tested at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/myths/duct_tap...

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