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Old Jun 7, 06, 1:16 pm
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T1 YYZ duct tape

Have noticed a lot of duct tape on the seams or joints in the new T1.There appears to be a settling and or gaps where these joints are.Some are so bad that there is carpet over them.I noticed these in a lot of different locations within the terminal.These are in the walkways in the terminal at checkin and in departure areas.

Anyone have an idea whats going on?(my thoughts could be concrete shrinkage,settlement of building)
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Old Jun 7, 06, 1:19 pm
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Maybe it is as designed?
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OT - YYZ Speed Bumps


It's all spelled out in this thread...interesting story actually.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=553823

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Old Jun 7, 06, 1:29 pm
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Wow... they've found another use for duct tape!

Is this a sign the 763's are in for refurbishment?
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If it's broken, it just means that there isn't enough duct tape.

And, do you know the origin of duct tape? It was actually called duck tape during WWII by a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson - it was named "duck" tape since it could repel water so well.

Over time, it acquired many civilian uses (notably, duct work), and the duck name seemed strange, and so it began being called duct tape more regularly. But, it is in fact duck tape.

Just remember that the next time you walk over a cruddy piece of duck tape in YYZ...
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Thanks for the link.Never would have looked under speed bumps.

Good info.Have they got it right in the new sections opening soon?
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Old Jun 8, 06, 4:57 am
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Originally Posted by JMB_YEG
And, do you know the origin of duct tape? It was actually called duck tape during WWII by a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson - it was named "duck" tape since it could repel water so well.

http://www.ducktapeclub.com/university/
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90 mph tape

In the army they all it 90 mph tape...cuz it'll hold your stuff even at 90mph
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Originally Posted by acysb87
Thanks for the link.Never would have looked under speed bumps.

Good info.Have they got it right in the new sections opening soon?
I don't think anyone would think of looking under speed bumpms I just remember reading the thread a few days ago
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Thanks for the link.Never would have looked under heading speed bumps.

Good info.Have they got it right in the new sections opening soon?

Correcting my grammar
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Considering the Golden Horseshoe is the home of RedGreen and the Possum Lodge, and thus the unofficial world HQ for ducktape, it would be thoroughly appropriate for our gateway airport to feature the stuff prominently.

As for the utlimate liability for faulty construction, it would be up to the contractor to cover the cost of replacement for faulty workmanship, as this now seems to be. It would have little effect on landing fees and charges at YYZ. If the story is accurate, then the GTAA would have full claim to having this work done at no charge to it. The contractor clearly breached the terms of any warranty with its suppliers, and now must "face the music".
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.... The contractor clearly breached the terms of any warranty with its suppliers, and now must "face the music".
So long as it is not the customers "face" that meets the floor 1st.
Waiting for the signs to show up.
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Originally Posted by acysb87
Have noticed a lot of duct tape on the seams or joints in the new T1.There appears to be a settling and or gaps where these joints are.Some are so bad that there is carpet over them.I noticed these in a lot of different locations within the terminal.These are in the walkways in the terminal at checkin and in departure areas.

Anyone have an idea whats going on?(my thoughts could be concrete shrinkage,settlement of building)
T1 decided to get the customers ready for the interiors of AC planes....they would make the terminal look similar.... so expect more duck tape to be on the seats.... also all TV's in the terminal will not work just like the planes
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Old Jun 10, 06, 2:34 pm
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T1 decided to get the customers ready for the interiors of AC planes....they would make the terminal look similar.... so expect more duck tape to be on the seats.... also all TV's in the terminal will not work just like the planes
... and the janitors will take a couple of weeks off to let the overall filth build up.
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Have they got it right in the new sections opening soon?
Apparently yes.
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