Jet-Tac Tack Strip Epoxy

By Robert Robillard on Tool News

Duo-Fast® Jet-Tac™ Tack Strip Epoxy for adhering to concrete or wood:  For Carpet Installations

Duo-Fast® Floor Fastening Systems , a leader in carpet and flooring installation tools for more than 40 years, is introducing Jet-Tac Tack Strip Epoxy , a quick-set epoxy that is ideal for tack strip installation on concrete or wood.

What is Jet-Tac Tack Strip Epoxy ?

Jet-Tac™ is the first two-part epoxy that comes in a uniquely designed 10 oz. (250 ml) cartridge with nozzle that can be used in a standard caulk gun.* The specially designed nozzle allows the two-part epoxy to be fully mixed by the time it reaches the end of the nozzle; thus, no mixing by hand, and no special tools are needed.

Unlike hot-melt glues, Jet-Tac™ sets up in 5 to 7 minutes, allowing enough time for the installer to apply the adhesive and position in place full strips for additional savings.

Jet-Tac Tack Strip Epoxy  also features a superior holding power formulation and a cure time of just two hours. Carpet installers will appreciate this because it allows power stretching on the tack strip after just two hours; they no longer have to come back much later in the day or the next day to complete the installation.

Due to its superior holding power formulation, installers can apply Jet-Tac™ in dabs rather than a continuous bead, meaning they need to use less than competitive adhesives to obtain superior results. In addition to using less Jet-Tac™ adhesive per installation, the cartridge can be opened and resealed without the epoxy setting up inside the cartridge. Users can leave the nozzle on the cartridge and replace it when ready to use again, or reseal the cartridge with the included nut and cap. Jet-Tac™ Nozzle Kits, with three replaceable nozzles per pack, are also available (part no. 650650).

Jet-Tac™ is very stable; it can withstand temperature ranges from -40 F to 160 F without changing composition. Once it is fully cured and set, water will not affect the adhesion strength of Jet-Tac™.

Jet-Tac™ is ideal for tack strip installation on concrete, but works well in many other applications, including cove molding, carpet shims, transitions, ceramic, and metal bonding to concrete or wood.

Duo-Fast Jet-Tac™ Tack Strip Epoxy (part no. 650651) will be available in early 2011 at flooring products distributors throughout the U.S. For more information, go to www.duo-fast.com or call, toll free, 1-888-DUOFAST.

Jet-Tac can be used with any standard caulk gun. However, Duo-Fast recommends using a caulk gun that features a four-fingered trigger.

 

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Robert Robillard

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Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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