Something called the “Cartridge Killer” might sounds like something you should stay away from — if you like cartridges anyway.
But as Frank Forrest of Carlisle HVAC told me when I interviewed him at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, it’s nothing to fear. In fact, the HVAC construction and sheet metal products company says the Cartridge Killer is designed to be an easier, quicker and less messy way to apply duct sealant.
Sheet metal company executives will have another chance to hear about the new product at 8 a.m. Tuesday during a new-technology session hosted by Forrest during the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors’ National Association’s annual convention in Phoenix.
Introduced earlier this year after more than a year in development, the Cartridge Killer a sealant extrusion delivery system that allows technicians to apply a fine bead of Carlisle HVAC’s Spray-Seal to boots, Ys and fittings.
A specially designed tip — three sizes are included in the kit — allows sealant to easily go into joints and seams, creating a cleaner look and reducing labor costs, Carlisle says. Used with 5-gallon buckets of Spray-Seal, it makes application quicker and reduces waste, they add.
Forrest said it’s a good opportunity to speak directly to potential users of the product.
“I think at the SMACNA we’re going to get a lot more of … the true sheet metal guys that have shops,” he said. “I think that’s the key audience.”