By now, most conscientious builders know that window rough openings need to be carefully flashed before a window is installed. For residential builders, the most common way, by far, to flash window rough openings is with peel-and-stick flashing.However, an increasing number of builders are taking a closer look at something different: liquid-applied flashing.Liquid-applied flashing comes in various forms. Some products are dispensed from cartridges like caulk; others come in a pail and have the consistency of mayonnaise.If you are using liquid-applied flashing to flash a window rough opening, you squeeze or spread a generous amount on the surfaces that need flashing — generally the rough sill, the rough jambs, the head, and a 6 to 8 inch wide band of the wall sheathing around the perimeter of the rough opening — and then you spread the material out with a trowel or a plastic Bondo spreading tool. (Some products have a thinner consistency that can be applied with a brush or roller.) Most manufacturers advise adding enough material to make an opaque layer — one that you can’t see through.In addition to being useful for flashing window rough openings, liquid-applied flashings can be used to flash penetrations through wall sheathing — for example, vent pipes or plumbing pipes.Liquid-applied flashings are stick tenaciously to a wide variety of materials. Most manufacturers of liquid-applied flashing claim that their products stick to plywood, OSB, framing lumber, concrete, CMUs, brick, aluminum, painted steel, vinyl, rigid foam, glass, and EPDM. (Note, however, that some manufacturers warn that their products don’t stick to housewrap.)Most brands of liquid-applied flashing can bridge cracks up to 1/4 inch wide without the need for any caulk or reinforcing mesh. Once cured, these flashings form a rubbery layer that is vapor-permeable yet waterproof and airtight.This installation method is fairly… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
AFP official booed out of forum Dallas, Texas—Jerwin Ancajas and Joven Jimenez got hundreds of congratulatory messages on social media Saturday night.But there’s one call that warmed Ancajas’ heart.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was from his idol and benefactor Manny Pacquiao.“Congratulations. I am truly proud of you,” the eight-division world champion told a giddy Ancajas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippine senator also reminded him not to forget God for his blessings.That made Ancajas’ day even more glorious. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PAL titlist Luisita wary of tough Bacolod layout MOST READ LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises A victorious title defense followed by a third call from the man whose ring achievements inspired him to train even harder every day at his Survival Camp, trainer Joven Jimenez’s facility in Cavite.The first call was made Friday when Pacquiao advised him to relax and shun the pressure before praying over him.Another call followed on Saturday, with Pacquiao urging him to give his best.Owing to his dominant performance, Top Rank Promotions honcho Bob Arum intends to give Ancajas more exposure in the United StatesBut first, a mandatory title defense against fellow Filipino and No. 1 contender Jonas Sultan in April at the latest.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
MR tanker Stena Imagination was named at the Port Rashid Terminal in Dubai on April 18.The vessel is jointly owned on a 50-50 basis by Swedish Stena Bulk and Indonesian Golden Agri Resources (GAR).“Naming the Stena Imagination in Dubai is very much a strategic choice. Stena Bulk recently opened an office here together with Stena Weco and Golden Stena Weco,” Erik Hånell, President & CEO of Stena Bulk and CEO of Stena Weco, said.Stena Imagination is the seventh of a total of thirteen 50,000 dwt IMOIIMAX tankers ordered by Stena Bulk from Chinese shipbuilder Guangzhou Shipbuilding International (GSI).Delivered in July 2016, the ship is operated by Stena Weco and sails in the company’s global logistics system, which currently employs some 60 vessels.On April 23, Stena Imagination, which features a length of 183 meters and a width of 32 meters, will leave for East Africa with a cargo of diesel oil.Ten of the thirteen tankers were handed over to their owners in 2015 and 2016. The remaining three vessels will be delivered by 2018, according to Stena Bulk.Five of the 13 IMOIIMAX tankers are wholly owned by Stena Bulk, four together with GAR, two by Stena Bulk’s sister company Concordia Maritime and two by Stena Weco.Image Courtesy: Stena Bulk
Advertisement Transsion Holdings-owned mobile brand itel Mobiles last week unveiled its successor to the itel P31 in Uganda, after its official launch in June. The itel P32 is the first of its kind in itel mobiles to come with a dual rear camera setting. Even though the sensors are that much, the come at 5MP + 5MP supported with a dual-LED flash for low light photography/setting, our first impression was that they cameras do give quite good shots and videos.While the dual rear camera is one of the flagship’s selling points, its 4000mAh non-removable battery is its other selling points. itel told press during the unveil that the battery does last for 3 days on a single charge, yes it does but this is for only minimal users. In our full review, we shall try to see if this can work for all users.Itel is a brand on the rise, especially in emerging markets. According to reports, in the second quarter of 2017, itel had the highest total phone sales in Africa. Their phones are mostly entry-level smartphones which are so affordable for someone with a tight budget. Therefore, with the itel P32, the company hopes to continue its ascension as a serious player. – Advertisement – itel P32 comes with a 5.5-Inch screen display at a screen resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, and a screen aspect ratio of 18:9 – meaning less bezels to provide/show/display more content. The smartphone comes with a Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor which is backed up by 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage which supports an expandable microSD card slot of up to 128GB.With their partnership with Google, itel incorporated the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) into the P32, tailored to facilitate a smooth and fast experience in device. The GO Edition comes with pre-installed applications such as; Google Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go which have smaller app size, consume less space, as well as consumer less data. It’s one of the advantages that can have a 4,000mAh battery last for that long as claimed.As far as the cameras are concerned, the Itel P32 comes with a dual rear camera sporting 5MP + 5MP camera sensors, and 5MP front facing camera with both the front and rear camera supported with a dual-LED flash for low light photography/setting. The cameras come with features such as; HDR, Panorama, and Lowlight.UnboxingOnce you have received your itel P32, ensure that its seal isn’t broken, if so consider returning it back to your seller for a refund or for a new device, to avoid getting a counterfeit.One opening the box, the itel P32 in your preferred color variant appears on top wrapped in a protective transparent polythene bag. Below it you have a charging brink, a USB cable adapter, a pair of standard 3.5mm red and black earphones, and a phone casing. Like the itel P32, the accessories are as well wrapped in protective transparent polythene bags.First Impressions:Battery does last for three days on a single charge. Though this favors minimal users.Dual rear camera setting. Even with the 5MP + 5MP camera sensors, they do give some good shots.The front camera provides good shots most especially when it comes to recording a video.We were impressed with the earphones that came with the flagship smartphone. The red and black piece give good sound.The itel P32 is priced between UGX330,000 to UGX350,000 in the Ugandan market, available in all itel stores country wide, as well as authorized mobile phone dealers.