Toolbox - February 2016
Acrylic Waterproof Membrane
WeatherSeal Spray & Roll-On is a ready-to-use, 100 percent acrylic elastomeric waterproof membrane and air barrier that can be rolled, brushed or spray applied. It can be used to treat wall joints and flash rough openings with the use of embedded fabric. It is extremely flexible as it can bridge cracks and accommodate small movements up to 1/32 inch (.8 millimeter). The product is code approved for use under EIFS, stucco or any code approved cladding (ESR 2045) and is an ABAA certified air barrier designed to maximize energy efficiency. For more information, visit parex.com/products.pl.
Home Energy Assessment App
Owens Corning unveils a new mobile app that puts the power of a thermal vision home energy audit into the hands of homeowners, contractors and remodelers. The free, user-friendly Comfort Tracker app can be combined with the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera technology, made by FLIR Systems, for added sophistication in detecting anomalies in heat signatures that indicate air and thermal leakage areas in the home. The app now enables contractors and DIY homeowners to turn their iPhone, iPad or Android devices into a tool that can help improve the home’s energy performance throughout the year. For more information, visit owenscorning.com.
Direct/Indirect Light Coves
Armstrong World Ind.
New Axiom Direct and Indirect Light Coves integrate with all Armstrong acoustical and drywall suspension systems and lighting fixtures from four lighting partners. The new pre-engineered solution offers a variety of options for both ceiling-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling light coves in a wide range of sizes. And, because it requires significantly less framing, the new light coves install in a fraction of the time of typical drywall light coves.
For more information, visit armstrong.com/axiomlightcoves.
Low-level Scissor Lift
The new push-around HB-P1027 low-level scissor lift is lightweight and features a zero-turn radius for easy maneuverability around tight corners and through confined spaces. The lift’s platform is 22 inches wide and 37 inches long to give users ample working area and easy maneuverability through nearly any doorway. The ANSI/CSA-compliant HB-P1027 lifts as much as 550 pounds, which allows operators to safely move their materials and tools to elevated worksites. The machine weighs 870 pounds and its wheels help distribute its weight and provide wheel loads as low as 250.3 psi. For more information, visit hybridlifts.com.
Angled Finish Nailer
The 18V ONE+ Angled Finish Nailer features AirStrike Technology, which eliminates the need for noisy compressors, bulky hoses or expensive gas cartridges. This means faster setup and easier maneuvering on the job site or at home. Common applications for this tool include installing crown molding, hanging doors, stair treads and exterior trim. The tool works with any of the company’s 18V ONE+ batteries (sold separately). For more information, visit ryobi.com.