[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Michael Scheliga Mike at scheliga.com
Wed Mar 4 17:38:23 EST 2009


"Gaffa tape" is Gaffer's tape.  From the production electricians in film
and television studios.  It's usually fabric and flat colors to blend in
with sets and floors.  It is usually stronger than duct tape, tears
easier, and costs more.  The good stuff also leaves less residue behind
when removed, if not left on too long.

Mike


> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]
On
> Behalf Of Stan W1LE
> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 1:36 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem
> 
> 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.
> 
> Stan,W1LE
> 
> 
> 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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