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Can duct tape be used in place of electrical tape?

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Use an appropriately listed and labeled electrical tape instead if you must use tape -- duck tape is an unknown quantity when it comes to insulating properties, and also is more likely to combust if hit with sparks than a proper electrical tape would. read more

Vinyl-based electrical tape doesn't possess near the strength of duct tape. In fact, you can stretch it into a long thin strand before it breaks. It's claim to fame lies in its insulating properties, which make it beneficial for use in some wiring applications. read more

Probably not. Electrical tape is designed for a specific purpose - it is non-conducting for certain, usually does not harden quickly like duct tape, is quite water-proof, and stays well secured on typical wiring applications. It can also be removed more easily than duct tape (which has a tendency to fragment when pulled). read more