OVERLAPPING multiple layers of duct tape to fix a big rip in a tarp is a thing of the past with 12-in.-wide Big Fix duct tape from Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, the world's largest manufacturer of duct tape. To make handling the oversized 12-in. × 30-ft. duct tape roll easier, a paper release liner covers the rubber adhesive. The release liner also is handy for drawing custom shapes before cutting.

The tape comes in a storage box that includes a straight-line cutter. It is available at Home Depot for $24.96. Contact Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, Dept. FIN, 25 Forge Pkwy., Franklin, MA 02035, 800/248-7659, visit www.tycoadhesives.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 195.