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Re: RE: [CHAT guy topics< duct tape

Agreed - WD40 - excellent stuff!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 4 Jun 2003 00:56:47 -0400

>> Behalf Of F M Ferrari
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 12:45 PM
>> Okay so here's a prompt that may spark some discussion with the,
>uh, guys:
>> How many ways have you used duct tape in the garden?
>Well, not a guy, but duct tape is indispensable.  I have a Japanese
>digging knife whose handle is held together with it.  I have a sheath
>for a pruning saw made of cardboard, covered in duct tape (works just
>fine); even taped a hole in my plastic bodied wheelbarrow with
>it....lesseee, what else...I've used it to repair broken branches on
>shrubs, hold the top of my water jug together after I dropped it and
>cracked it; patched slits in my rubber boots with it (doesn't work
>too well for that as it really doesn't stand up well to water and a
>lot of motion); repaired tears in assorted plastic temp. cold frame
>covers and even patched rips in my gardening overalls with it before
>I could get to putting in real patches.  
>Duct tape, like WD-40 is sort of one of those essentials in
>life....if it's got a hole; tape it...if it's got metal parts, spray
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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