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Quarrix Building Products, A Division of Verscene an LDI Company Furring Strips
SECTION 07 40 00
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Quarrix Building Products, A Division of Verscene an LDI Company; Building Products, batten strip for wood, fiber-cement, vinyl, stucco and EIFS siding systems products.
This section is based on the products of Quarrix Building Products, A Division of Verscene an LDI Company, which is located at:
705 Pennsylvania Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Toll Free Tel: 800-438-2920
Tel: 763-540-9700
Fax: 763-540-9709
Email: request info
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At Quarrix, we're revolutionizing the way people roof. Nearly 30 years ago, we paved our way in the world of building materials with innovations in attic ventilation with our line of ridge vent products. Since then, we've expanded our product line to include innovative solutions for the entire roof. Innovation is the hallmark of Quarrix, from composite roofing tiles to soffit vents to pipe flashings (and nearly everything in between), our complete product lineup allows architects, contractors and homeowners to achieve a beautiful roof that is authentically Quarrix.
This section includes Quarrix Flow Thru Furring Strips for use with wood, fiber-cement, vinyl, stucco and EIFS siding systems that provide both a vertical channel for air and moisture to vent and drain out, and a horizontal channel to allow air to move. This minimizes the potential for water and vapor penetration of the exterior wall. Quarrix Furring Strips are also for used with metal and slate roofing to elevate the starter course into the same plane as the rest of the roof. Quarrix Furring Strips used for the cant strip application allow air and moisture to vent and drain out of the roof.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Quarrix Furring Strips for use with siding systems.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
          A.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
          B.Section 07 46 16 - Aluminum Siding.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
          A.ASTM C 108 - Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.
          B.ASTM C 834 - Standard Specification for Latex Sealants.
          C.ASTM C 920 - Standard Specification for Elastomeric Joint Sealants.
          D.ASTM D 648 - Standard Test Method for Deflection Temperature of Plastics Under Flexural Load in the Edgewise Position.
          E.ASTM D 746 - Standard Test Method for Brittleness Temperature of Plastics and Elastomers by Impact.
          F.ASTM D 1929 - Standard Test Method for Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics.
          G.ASTM D 2843 - Standard Test Method for Density of Smoke from the Burning or Decomposition of Plastics.
          H.ASTM D 635 - Standard Test Method for Rate of Burning and/or Extent and Time of Burning of Plastics in a Horizontal Position.
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
          C.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two full size samples representing actual product, color, and patterns.
          D.Manufacturer's Certificates: Certify products meet or exceed specified requirements.
          A.Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
          B.Maintain dry storage area for products of this section until installation of products.
          A.Maintain environmental conditions within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
          A.Manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Quarrix Building Products, A Division of Verscene an LDI Company, which is located at: 705 Pennsylvania Ave. S.; Minneapolis, MN 55426; Toll Free Tel: 800-438-2920; Tel: 763-540-9700; Fax: 763-540-9709; Email: request info; Web:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          A.Furring Strips: Quarrix Furring Strips are made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) corrugated plastic that is crush-resistant and resists moisture, mold, mildew. Quarrix furring strips will not warp or split like wood.
          1)8 foot 8 inch sections.
          b.Width: 1-1/2 inches.
          1)3/4 inch.
          d.Net Free Area:
          1)5.6 sq inches per lineal foot.
          1)Brittleness temperature to minus 103 degrees F (ASTM D 746) and deflection temperature of plus162 degrees F at 66 PSI (ASTM D 648)
          2)Burn rate of 2.5 inches/minute (ASTM D 635)
          3)Self ignition temperature of 734 degrees F (ASTM D 1929-91a)
          4)Smoke density of 9.3% (ASTM D 2843-93) "excellent".
          5)UV resistant.
          6)Compressive strength to buckling is 130 psi with 180lb/msf board (ASTM D 642)
          f.Color: Black.
          1.5d ring-shank nails of stainless steel or 16 gauge stainless steel staples of sufficient length to penetrate sheathing.
          1.Quarrix Furring Strips have been corona treated to help with bonding
          2.Use butyl sealants conforming to ASTM C 1085; latex sealant conforming to ASTM C 834; or silicone sealant complying with ASTM C 920
          A.Do not begin installation until air and vapor membrane are in place as recommended by the siding manufacturer and substrates have been properly prepared.
          B.Verify surfaces are dry, free of ridges, warps, or voids.
          C.If openings and substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
          A.General: Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          B.Siding Furring Strips: Quarrix Furring Strips.
          1.Strike vertical lines over the wall surface spaced as recommended by the siding manufacturer.
          2.Place battens vertically as marked vertically and over the top and bottom of the wall and around all wall penetrations for windows, doors, and other opening. Butt separate pieces tightly together.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** The following paragraph is required for use with Quarrix Rigid Vents. Delete if not used.
          3.Install end caps at both ends of the ridge vent.
          4.Secure battens with sheathing nails. Nails should penetrate the sheathing a minimum of 3/4 inch (19 mm).
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
          B.Repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.