Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

1. What product can I use to adhere polystyrene mouldings to concrete/timber?

A:
Fullers Toolbox because it has no known solvents that would eat through the polystyrene

2. What product could I use to clean concrete off windows, colourbond & tools?

A:
CSS Crete Off is the perfect product as it is a 100% biodegradable concrete dissolver

3. What is the best way to hang threaded rod?

A:
Powers Fasteners Vertigos have an internal thread for your rod and a fixing end to go into concrete, steel or timber

4. I need to waterproof my house but want a straight forward quality product?

A:
Sika Elastic 400BN is a one complete Polyurethane, UV resistant, high elastic waterproofing membrane which meets AS3740-2004 ‘Waterproofing of wet area within residential buildings’

5. What screws can I wuse to screw hardwood without pre-drilling and close to the water?

A:
Bremick 316 stainless vortex screws (50mm & 65mm) will both pre-drill  and countersink into all hardwoods, saving time and money

9. I need to lay overlay timber flooring to timber and concrete?

A:
Sikabond T55j Polyurathane adhesive and Sika Primer MB for priming of concrete, to act as a moisture barrier.

11. What can IO use for grinding down concrete?

A:
Tyrolit double row grinding discs

18. What screws can I use for drilling through 10mm steel?

A:
‘A’ series 500 self drilling screws

19. What laser can I use for doing grades?

A:
Topcon RL-SV2S Dual Grade laser

23. What product do I use for vertical patching?

A:
Penatech HB80 with rndergrip B primer

26. What is the difference between REO 502J and 101 Chemset?

A:
REO 502J is an Epoxt resin for reobar or smooth rod and concrete core holes and 101 Chemst is a polyester Epoxy for threaded rod

28. Using a Formaster and it does not have enough strength or power. Do I need a stronger charge?

A:
How thick is the material and what length pin are you using? The concrete may be too hard. Try going down to a 65mm pin not a stronger charge

29. What is the difference between SDS and SDS Max? I don’t know what drill I have.

A:
SDS – 5mm – 26mm small slotted shank. SDS Max – 12mm – 40mm Heavy shank.

30. I only have a Ramset Chemset gun. I don’t want to buy a new gun but want to use Infaset or KF2.

A:
Bring your gun into Kencor Sales and we will adjust the gun with a Dynabolt head

33. What is recommended to use to level my concrete floor before I tile over the top?

A:
The ITLS Tru-level Econo Pro. You can use this product up to a thickness of 50mm and it is self levelling

44. What would I use to level my concrete floor to put carpet over the top?

A:
Trulevel – A high performance fast setting, self levelling and self smoothing cementitious underlayment – specifically formulated for levelling of internal concrete floors.

45. I need a fire rated sealant for expansion joints, what is available?

A:
HB Fuller Firesound – Sealing exterior and interior construction joints that are subject to movement =/- 20% in pre-cast concrete panels, blockwork and brickwork

46. What would I use to hold a steel fixture to concrete?

A:
Ramset Dynabolt is a sleeve anchor with the ability to pull down and ensure a tight and secure anchoring of the fixture

47. Is there a product that will get into small tight gaps to fill behind a large space?

A:
Sikabon Expanding Foam is a fast curing expanding foam that is used as a fixing and insulating foam to fill gaps, blocking noise, dust, draughts and vermin.

48. Is there a drill bit that will drill through concrete and reo?

A:
Bordo Deltagon SDS Drill Bits  is a tungsten carbide head drill bit which is a triple flute, five cutter head to minimise vibration when drilling through reinforcing mesh and reinforcing bar.

54. Can specifications be changed?

A:
Yes, if recommend one product or equivalent

55. When using masonry anchors can you over drill the hole depth?

A:
No, as long as you drill the recommended depth it is not a problem

56. Are all epoxies the same?

A:
Yes and no. They will all do the same job it all depends on the recommendations.

57. Are the correct flanges critical on Grinders?

A:
Yes, having incorrect sizes can cause the wheel to bend and shatter

58. Can we supply on site technical advice?

A:
Yes, companies we distribute for will come to your site or office for demonstrations or technical advice

59. What are some of the advantages of a screw bolt?

A:
It’s vibration resistant, can be installed at shallower embedment depths than traditional dyna/sleeve anchors reducing the chance of hitting reinforced bars/embedded cables.

62. What is the difference between Sikaflex Pro and Sikaflex 11FC?

A:
The Sikaflex 11FC is both an adhesive and sealant whereas Sikaflex Pro is just a sealant.

63. What can I use to repair cracks in concrete?

A:
Crack injection epoxy, 2 part epoxy that harden to restore structural integrity, fills cracks from 0.4mm to 6mm
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