New masonry products for June 2012
Dust muzzles, positioners, and more
The PlateGrip, Embed Plate HolderAdvanced Masonry Products
The PlateGrip is an innovative masonry accessory to secure an embed plate in place. It works with all common size CMUs and does not interfere with reinforcing. Easily vibrate around the studs without blow out or plate displacement. The PlateGrip saves time and money with one-man installation and elimination of costly deficiencies. It allows for immediate grout placement. There are no precise cuts or additional materials required. The PlateGrip is available in any steel material and finish, to meet or exceed structural requirements.
Green, Lime-Based ProductbioLime
bioLime Inc. formulas are 100 percent natural and free of toxic additives and admixtures. bioLime works by acting as a durable, energy-efficient “breathable skin,” surrounding a building’s structure and promoting a healthy living environment for the inhabitants. Some of the benefits of lime include moisture resistance and breathability, which eliminates key issues in the building industry such as mold, toxins and water damage. The lime ingredient is self-healing and has high porosity, resulting in finer fissures that the material can repair on its own, rather than large cracks that require professional repair.
Dust Muzzle UltraBraxton-Bragg
The redesigned Dust Muzzle Ultra that can capture up to 99 percent of the unhealthy dust created during grinding. The muzzle is an improvement on a design that has been widely used in shops for two decades. It now will fit even more grinders. The DMU8 fits all 4-5 inch or 7-9 inch electric and pneumatic angle grinders. It has a side-mounted exhaust port that uses the centrifugal forces created by the grinding wheel to send the dust into the vacuum hose. It can be used with a two-horsepower industrial shop vacuum.
New Port Richey, Fla.
The Soleeze Spring Loaded Insole provides your feet, back, hips, ankles and knees with ultimate support and comfort. A deep heel cup provides ankle stability. Arch support helps maintain foot balance. A diamond patterned EVA helps maintain a constant flow of air circulation, while five heel support springs provide recoil to add energy and minimize repetitive stress. Seven ball support springs and honeycomb padding raise the ball of the foot. A comfort top layer is treated to be anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Enter MASONRY at checkout for 40 percent off and free shipping in the United States.
Core Inserted PositionersWire-Bond
You can take the guesswork out of rebar placement by using core inserted positioners, which are designed to fit 1.5 inches deep, cross the core diagonally and fit tightly in the corners of the core. The core positioners perfectly position the bars in the code compliance zone and allow no movement during installation. They also have an extended tail section (safety bend), so if installed out of plane, the tail will extend outside the wall, alerting the mason to turn it in the opposite position. Double vertical core positioners also are available.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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