[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem
cfharris at erols.com
Wed Mar 4 22:11:16 UTC 2009
I know. Did you read my post?
Stan W1LE wrote:
> Actually it is "duct" tape.
> Used to air seal the metal joints in a metal duct work system for heat
> and AC.
> New building codes require a mastic paint be applied over all metal
> joints in the duct work system.
> I guess it is an energy conservation issue, so the processed air does
> not leak into unintended spaces.
> Chuck Harris wrote:
>> Bill Hawkins wrote:
>>> Speaking of conversions, I grew up (since 1938) with movie credits that
>>> mentioned the Gaffer (head electrician). Last year I mentored students
>>> building a robot for a FIRST Robotics competition. The carpet on the
>>> field would be marked with red, black, and white gaffer's tape, which we
>>> got in 2 inch width from a theater supply place. Gaffer's tape is
>>> intended to hold down wires running across a set until the show closes.
>>> Where did Gaffa tape come from?
>> Probably from the same place as Duck tape.
>> Human ears trying to make sense out of what they hear.
>> -Chuck Harris
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