Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
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The expanded and improved line of the versatile P13 Series Autofeed Screw systems by Pam Fastening Technology will give contractors everything they need to get 'er done faster. The P13 combines a long extension screw gun with the ability to screw a variety of collated screws ranging in size from 1 inch to 3 inches with little tool adjustment. Screw diameters are from No. 6 to No. 12. Booth N273
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We hate working around floor joists. Installing plumbing, ductwork and wiring normally requires cutting holes in the joists and takes time. Plus, if done incorrectly, it can result in red tag delays. But thanks to the open configuration of iLevel by Weyerhaeuser's iLevel Trus Joist TJO, you can run pipes, ducts and wires through the joist. Booth C5813
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The X3 Hammer Drill/Driver will join the Pantheon of power tools from Ridgid. The combination tool has plenty of punch in the 18-volt lithium power plant. A mode selector enables a quick transition between drive, drill or hammer modes without having to change the clutch setting. Booth C6357
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The neat new AutoShift makes drilling and driving easier and faster on Ryobi's P814 drill kit. The set includes a P250 AutoShift drill and bit; P113 dual chemistry charger, P104 Lithium-ion battery; P103 compact Lithium-ion battery; tool bag; and an operator's manual. Sounds like a pretty complete kit to us. Booth 6357
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