BuildingGreen's Peter Yost, along with fast friend and fellow wingnut, David Gauthier, set up in the WTF labs to rig up a simple test that would approximate the pressure that tapes might see when half the tape is adhered to the wall and the other half to, say, a window flange.

Yost is quick to point out this is not testing under ASTM-like conditions whatsoever: "(Z)oinks! Dave Gauthier and I realized pretty quickly—even for a pair of wingnuts—that we simply don’t have the resources it would take to automate the pressure-pig bellowing test of a whole slew of tapes ..."

Nevertheless, the duo provide a convincing test for sticky flashing tapes born of reason and practical jobsite experience. This might actually count more than any code-approved, "white-coat" testing solution.

Better yet, they come up with a clear winner. Read more.

If you want to go long, it's worth following the links in this story to the back story and other discussions in Building Green's Sticky Business series.