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Unusual Uses For Duct Tape

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Duct tape has been highly regarded as a save-all for fixing things around the home since World War II. The tape was created to seal soldiers' ammunition cases and make them water-resistant. The tape is thought to be commonly misspelled as "duck tape," but the tape was actually first created using a woven cotton fabric known as duck cloth. After the war, however, the product was sold commercially for use around the home. In the 1950s, the tape was modified to become temperature resistant and construction workers used the tape to seal air ducts. Thus, the current nomenclature.
But what else can this wonder tape be used for around the home, you ask? Well, we've compiled a list of unusual uses for that roll of duct tape laying in your tool drawer. Nowadays your local hardware store carries a wide variety of colors and patterns — so don't be afraid to get creative when reading through our creative ideas.

View the slideshow above for our interesting and helpful duct tape tips!

For more unusual uses for household items, check out Duct Tape Crafts Party Ideas and Unusual Uses For Cooking Spray.
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