November 2012 Toolbox
Insulation blowing machine
CertainTeed Machine Works
The Volu-Matic MS insulation blowing machine is the company’s lightest and most portable blowing machine yet. The smaller size and weight of the machine is designed to help contractors increase efficiencies in a wider variety of projects without sacrificing performance. It is easily transported by truck, trailer or pick-up and is optimized for weatherization work and small- to medium-size jobs. Volu-Matic MS features a 14-horsepower, gas-powered engine that eliminates the need for on-site electricity and power cords, making it a reliable option on a wider variety of job sites.
Double V expansion joint
The company's #15 Double V Expansion Joint relieves the stresses of expansion and contraction associated with natural shrinkage during stucco curing and basic thermal changes. This product minimizes cracking in large plaster areas and provides ground to ensure proper plaster or stucco thickness. The expanded flanges allow for quality keying. The product is available in 1/4-, 3/8-, 1/2-, 5/8-, 3/4- and 7/8-inch sizes.
Rough opening system
ClarkDietrich Building Systems
RedHeader RO Rough Opening System is specifically designed for interior and exterior framing applications around non-load bearing doors and windows. The adjustable Drop’N Lock clip makes field adjustments easy and provides a flat surface for a smooth drywall finish. By using single members rather than a conventional built-up header or jamb system, the system significantly reduces material pieces and requires less maintenance. RedHeader RO contains pre- and post-consumer recycled content and is energy efficient. ClarkDietrich products can qualify for up to seven LEED credits, and have an average recycled content of 48 percent.