Problem: We are about to stretch 6mil poly film
over a new 24'x72' greenhouse. I am afraid that I will "tear"
the 6mil poly film on a burr that may be on the 2" galvanized
My thoughts are to "cover" the edge of the 2" hoops
that touch the 6mil poly with something like a run of
Question: That type of tape (or other) would be best to use?
I am afraid that the Duct-Tape will dry out & become useless in
a short time. I am concerned that other tapes may have a chemical
reaction to the poly. 3M tech-support did not have a clue as to
what to use.
Please email me if you have an answer:-)
THANKS a million in advance!!!!
I use duct tape because it's generally what I have on hand at the
moment. The tape will dry out eventually, but it doesn't seem to be a
problem because by that time the plastic is fairly static, i.e. not
moving across the frame (except slight motions caused by wind).
The plastic film repair tape is another option, but it's more expensive.
Go with what you have.
Use Poly Patching Tape sold here:
It's down toward the lower part of the page. I use it for my greenhouse. They
also sell clear duct tape at the box stores. I've used that too, and it is fine
for one season.
THANKS!! for the help.
I ordered 12 rolls of 2" 6mil Poly-Patch tape
for $5.40 a 48' roll. I think that the poly tape
will stay in place & be chemically compatible
with the film, in that they are the same stuff:-)
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