DECK CLIPS Sure Drive USA manufactures a wide variety of deck fastening solutions. The company’s hidden deck fastener line includes The Mantis Clip for grooved boards, voted as the easiest hidden deck fastener to install. The RCS pneu- matic tool with E-Z Slide attach- ment is now made by Senco to install the Mantis Clips using Ballistic Nail Screws to fasten grooved decking up to 75 percent faster than conventional methods. Mantis fasteners can also be installed using standard hand- drive screws. Sure Drive USA’s Deck Pack contains enough Mantis clips and screws to install 250 square feet of decking. Mantis clips are also available in a 50-square-foot box that includes start and finish clips. The Mantis Clip is recommended by top decking manufacturers such as MoistureShield, Trex, Latitudes, ChoiceDek, Modernview and more. Made in the USA, the Mantis Clip is available in four profiles to precisely fit specific boards. Unlike other “generic” clips on the market, the Mantis is built with a base that promotes air- flow to protect the deck structure. Visit www.suredrive.com or booth C6748.
DRYER DUCT BOOSTER
FAN FROM TJERNLUND The No-Clog Clothes Dryer Duct Booster Fan enhances safety, saves energy and improves drying times. Plus, the IBC requires a dryer duct booster if duct length exceeds 25 equivalent feet. This unique LB2 booster fan offers a 5-year no-clog guarantee and the potential of reducing clothes dry- ing time up to 60 percent to save energy, while incorporating fea- tures that allow it to be listed to the updated DEDPV, Dryer Exhaust Duct Power Ventilator supplement
to UL705. (The 2015 IRC restricts use of dryer booster fans to those tested to the DEDPV supplement.) Adding dryer booster fans in clothes-dryer ducts has increased substantially with the placement of laundry rooms that are not adjacent to outside walls. The Model LB2 booster fan is rated for duct lengths up to 150 equiva- lent feet. The LB2 booster fan attaches easily to 4-in. rigid or flex duct and plugs into an electrical outlet. A display panel mounted near the dryer confirms opera- tional status and faults. It commu- nicates via a factory-connected low voltage cable to an on-board booster fan control, monitoring performance to operate the boost- er fan in sync with the dryer and to stop fan operation if duct tem- perature exceeds 165˚F (or signal if the duct becomes blocked). The heart of the LB2’s effectiveness is its exclusive no-clog, lint-han- dling blower design to eliminate regular cleaning of lint from the housing and blower wheel. Visit www.dryerboosters.com or booth SU460.