Computech Systems, Inc.
Charlotte Hall, Md.
The Construction Contractor's System for Palm OS was developed to assist contractors, architects, engineers, project managers, superintendents, foremen and affiliated occupations to perform material quantity estimates and related construction calculations much faster and more accurately than ever before. The Contractor's System may be used on any personal digital assistant (PDA) that utilizes the Palm Operating System. Programs include Masonry Block, Standard Size Brick, Excavation, Bankrun Gravel, Washed Gravel, Footing Concrete, Slab Concrete, Asphalt Paving, Round Piers, Cut/Fill and many more, all for under $70. A free trial version can be downloaded at www.computechracing.com or by calling (800) 870-8383.
DESA Heating, LLC/FMI
Santa Ana, Calif.
With FMI's new Masonry Series of wood burning fireplaces and accessories, builders and contractors can offer homebuyers a traditional masonry hearth presentation with the low cost, ease and speed of installation of a factory-built fireplace. Once the firebox is in place, contractors will find installation of the firebrick liner a snap. The patent-pending "Snap Lock" system consists of labeled templates allowing for easy placement of pre-cut and labeled bricks. The kit comes with hi-temp mortar to grout the finished fireplace with no metal showing. The series is available in 36", 42" and 50" width fireplaces and a choice of traditional stacked brick or herringbone brick patterns. For more information, call (866) 672-6040 or visit www.fmifireplace.com.
Multiquip has introduced the sleek, new Side Winder wafer-style tuckpoint series, showcasing across-the-board upgrades from the original blades. The Side Winder diamond blades are offered in two- and three-blade designs with 1/4" and 3/8" thicknesses, respectively. These 4-1/2" diameter blades feature the patented Side WinderTM segment design, which eliminates segment loss from undercutting, and high-quality diamonds for premium performance in even the hardest mortar. Multiquip offers four grades of conventional tuckpoint blades in various bond harnesses, as well as two grades of wafer-style tuckpoint blades. For more information, call (800) 421-1244 or visit www.multiquip.com.
Sky Hooks, Inc.
Doing a chimney job and want to do it safely without a lot of fuss? Sky Hooks are the answer. Using the heavy steel hooks capable of holding over 500 pounds, one person can rig a chimney to be repaired in about 15 minutes. There's no longer a need to use pipe scaffolding, and by walking on the ladder rungs, there's no reason to ever walk on the roof, lessening the risk of injury to the user and the roof itself. There are no parts to lose, as everything is welded together; plus, users now have a safe place to put tools and materials. Two hooks and two brackets cost about the same as a good ladder use them once, and they pay for themselves. For more information, call (877) 759-3232 or visit www.skyhooksinc.com.
Chiselface, the PRAIRIE stone line's newest look of natural-cut limestone, will bring timeless beauty and sophisticated quality to your next design. Achieving a random, hand-chiseled look and feel of naturally mined stone, Chiselface will expand your design capabilities as it inspires design innovation. In addition to PRAIRIE stone's existing color line, Chiselface is available in new Limestone and Graphite, as well as PRAIRIE stone's new Earth Blend Collection.
PRAIRIE stone Chiselface is available in a wide variety of unique shapes, sizes and design details. And, with state-of-the-art equipment, Chiselface units may be customized to fit your design needs. For more information, visit www.trenwyth.com or call (800) 233-1924.
Zircon is rolling out its groundbreaking CenterVisionTM technology, which pinpoints the stud center with just one pass, in two of its most popular and robustly featured tools. The TriScanner® OneStepTM is a three-in-one tool that accurately locates studs, joists, metal and rebar, with an additional AC WireWarningTM feature that alerts the user to the presence of unshielded, "hot" electrical wires. The MultiScanner® OneStep (pictured) includes all the features of the TriScanner OneStep; it also has a back-lit LCD screen and can trace, as well as detect, hot voltage. Both tools feature an ergonomic design, non-slip grip and a distinctive, high-impact yellow case that is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble environment. For more information, call (800) 245-9265 or visit www.zircon.com.
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