November 2007 Remodeler Product Preview

New product showcase plus fireplaces, paints, caulks and sealants

October 31, 2007

Cordpro

Dealing with cords on the job can be a huge hassle. The Cordpro, which comes in mini and XL versions, makes electrical cords manageable by keeping your power supply spooled, much like roll-up units for a garden hose.

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Hardcast/Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

A tough duct seal is crucial, and the Foil-Grip 1403-181BFX from Hardcast/Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing fits the bill. Suitable for all duct configurations and below-grade applications, the 1403-181BFX is a 17mm, 40-year, pressure-sensitive sealant that sticks instantly to any duct surface. It can be applied in temperatures ranging from 35 to 110 degrees.

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Dakota Products

Your trucks stink — cigarettes, B.O. and dirty tools all can lead to a witches' brew of smells. The Non-Smoke Eliminator from Dakota Products may help — just spray the headliner, seats and carpet at 14 inches away. If that doesn't cut it, try spraying the intake and let it settle for an afternoon before airing out.

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Klein Tools

Six new lightweight lockback pocket knives from Klein Tools are compact and durable. The models fit comfortably in a pocket and open quickly and safely with one hand thanks to a textured thumb stud. The corrosion-resistant, multiple-style blades are made from AUS 8 stainless steel and hardened for a long life. Plus, they look cool.

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Dewalt

The XPS Crosscut Positioning System from DeWalt is an encapsulated LED work light that can be easily mounted onto the cutting head of the company's DW713, DW715, DW716 and DW718 miter saws, meaning users get more light that helps to improve cut alignment. The lamp has an approximate five-year work life.

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Auton Motorized Systems

The new TV lift with the company's SmartMotor technology from Auton Motorized Systems features a rail-free design that accommodates TVs from 32 to 52 inches and eliminates the need for pre-specification of television size prior to installation. These lifts include an integrated RF receiver for remote control, are easy to install and come with a one-year warranty.

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Sakrete

The non-shrink construction grout from Sakrete is another addition to the company's litany of "just add water" products. The grout is a non-metallic structural hydraulic cement, specially formulated for high-strength grouting. The non-shrink grout is non-corrosive and has three different consistencies to ensure easy usage in any project.

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Danze

The latest bathroom collection from Danze includes the Corsair. It features a signature scaled single-control lavatory faucet, which uses the company's ceramic valve pressure system. A two-handle Roman tub faucet can be equipped with Danze's Soft Touch personal shower. The collection is available in chrome and brushed nickel finishes.

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Tulikivi

The newest collection of stylish, eco-friendly fireplaces from Tulikivi includes the Kajo. The wood-burning fireplaces are made entirely of heat-retentive soapstone. A four-hour fire can warm up to 1,000 square feet for as long as 24 hours. Larger doors offer a better view of the fire, too.

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Quadra-Fire

The QFP44 direct-vent gas fireplace from Quadra-Fire features a 1,400-square-inch viewing area and a ceramic log set cast directly from actual firewood for an authentic experience. According to the company, it is the largest furnace-rated, direct-vent gas fireplace on the market, generating more than 50,000 BTUs per hour.

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Dimplex

New models in the Symphony Maestro electric fireplace collection from Dimplex don't require any roughing-in, so homeowners can move them anywhere. The fireplaces come with a remote control and recreate a realistic wood fire in a 26-inch firebox. Based on average national residential electricity rates, consumers can enjoy the flame for just three cents per hour.

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Southwest Kiva

Featuring the latest in prefabricated modular masonry precast fireplace technology, the Sonoran Series from Southwest Kiva is lightweight and easy to install. The modular system comes lined with actual firebrick and is available in running bond, herringbone and split brick, as well as a variety of colors in 36-, 42- and 48-inch sizes.

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Sherwin-Williams

The Harmony Interior Latex by Sherwin-Williams offers a high-hide and durable finish. Formulated with anti-microbial agents, the Harmony is a zero-VOC, low-odor coating that allows homeowners to immediately use newly painted rooms. The water-based formula is available in primers to topcoats and comes in eggshell, flat and semi-gloss finishes.

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Stauf

Stauf Adhesives' new SMP-960 (shown) and 940 MS polymers provide easy spreading and clean-up, immediate installation and environmental compliance. Both the SMP-960 and SMP-940 are moisture cured products that contain no water, isocyanates, solvents or VOCs. The SMP-960 features an additional moisture barrier and sound abatement property.

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Supress Products

Available nationwide, the Supress Soundproofing Adhesive for wood from Suppress Products is a high-performance, water-based damping compound specifically designed for laminated plywood, OSB, particle board and MDF for floors, walls and ceilings. Each standard-size tube fits existing equipment on the job site, and covers an average of 15 to 25 square feet with no hazardous chemicals or solvents.

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Franklin International

The Titebond Concrete Joint Sealant from Franklin International is a Polymer-based system. According to the company, it has a low VOC content of only 9 grams per liter, is solvent-free and contains no isocyanates. Once applied, the sealant rapidly skins over. It also can be painted when it is tack-free and provides a permanent seal once cured.

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