Precise Forms Catalog 2015.

Precise Forms Catalog 2015.
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Product Benefits
These are a few of the many benefits aluminum forms have to offer:
Greater strength and durability through proprietary designed structural components.
Significant Quality - For example over 600 inches of high quality robotic welding on a 36” x 96” form.
Increased versatility with a full line of fillers, attachments, corners, specialty forming, ties and accessories.
Aluminum 1/4” thick corner gussets are used to strengthen the corners of the forms as well as to minimize concrete build-up.
Easy accommodation for tall walls, since our forms are easily stackable.
Our forms are cost efficient. With reasonable care, cleaning, and maintenance, 2,500 pours or more are not unusual.
Inset end rails add strength to the form and additional face sheet support without unsightly lines to the vertical form joints.
Precise uses a serrated channel bracing on all forms providing a better gripping and climbing surface.
Perfect for residential, commercial, precast concrete, and many other applications.
Heat treated ring bushings prevent elongation and are fully zinc coated to minimize rusting.
Form Manufacturing
Welding
Precise Forms has chosen the Mig welding system to weld our forms. We do not just begin welding and weld the form in its entirety, but a
specific weld pattern is used to dissipate as much heat as possible. With this pattern welding method, the amount of distortion is minimized.
We use argon gas for a shield to purify the welding procedure to ensure clean welds.
Endrail
The Precise endrail is 3/8” x 2” flat bar and we have chosen a 6061 T6 511 alloy for this structural
member. With the integrity of the smooth aluminum form, this thickness more than supports
the end of the form. The hole pattern that is used on the siderail is duplicated in the endrail to
allow stacking as well as laying the forms down. The endrail is extruded to receive the inset face
sheet. By notching the endrails you protect the face sheet from abuse and prevents the face sheet
from curling which extents the life of the form. Some of our competitors will inset their siderail
in an attempt to protect the face sheet. There is no advantage in doing so and in fact can create
problems in the event the form has to undergo repair.
Bushing
The steel ring bushing is fully heat treated to 21-27 on the Rockwell “C” scale. Heat treating
prolongs the lifespan of the forming system by preventing elongation of the bushing. Preventing
elongation also assists in maintaining accurate wall thicknesses which is required by some
construction sectors such as precasting. Once the bushing is at the designed hardness, it is then
sent out to be fully zinc coated to minimize rusting.
Siderail – 6061 T6 511 Alloy
The Precise 2” siderail is specifically designed to withstand the loads placed on it during the
pouring procedure. The rail is flat on the inside so a good butt weld can be achieved with our
brace. It is convex on the outside to release concrete easily. With the convex side rail the contractor
will experience a double contact point from each side rail thus eliminating offsets that a single
contact siderail with a protruding face sheet can produce.
Bracing
The 1” channel brace is used for many hole patterns but was specifically designed for the 8” on center hole pattern. There is a rule of
structural design that must be maintained, you can have only so many inches of face sheet unsupported. This, coupled with wedge
clearance on the pins, dictates the size of the brace that can be used.
Precise has designed this brace with many considerations of structural integrity. The sides of the brace are directly opposing the loads
it is subjected to and the point of moment on the brace is increased in thickness to resist the horizontal loads. The brace is 1 7/8” x 1”
to allow welding over the top of the brace to the siderail. The thickness of the legs of the channel are increased for support and also
to allow good weld penetration that will not blow through side walls. The exterior of the legs are serrated to allow a firm grip even in
adverse conditions. We have chosen the 6061 T6 511 for its strength.
The 4” channel brace was designed with all the same criteria and a similar design as the 1” channel brace but for the 6-12” hole pattern.
The sides of the 4” channel are serrated for easier handling of the form. To add strength, an internal stiff back is added to the center of
the brace. As with the 1” channel, the bottom of the legs are enlarged and combined with the .125 aluminum sheet, it ensures a solid
base for deeper welds.
Robotic Welding
Precise Forms was the pioneer introducing robotic welding to the aluminum form industry and has dedicated a large portion of our facility
to this procedure. Robotic welding has enabled Precise to lead the industry in production capabilities and quality of weld. Precise Forms has
chosen to go with a more ductile welding wire to help absorb the vibration caused by pouring concrete which helps prevent weld failure.
The 5.5” custom channel brace was designed with all the same criteria used on all our support components. It is extruded with 6061
T6 511 alloy aluminum. The sides of the 5.5” channel are serrated for easier handling of the form. To add strength, we have doubled the
vertical support legs that create dramatically flatter walls. This is especially useful for projects where the concrete will be the finished
interior surface on homes, offices or commercial buildings.
1” Channel
4” Channel
5.5” Channel
Face Sheet - .125 Smooth face sheet 5052 H38 alloy
The .125 is the only face sheet offered on Precise smooth forms. While some of our competitors have several different thicknesses,
the result of thinner face sheets remain “pillow casing” (unsightly distortions in the concrete wall due to the facesheet stretching) and
broken welds. With a thicker face sheet, Precise welds have a deeper penetration into the base material producing greater strength in
the form. Our face sheet is purchased oversized and cut to size in our facility to ensure that the sheet is perfectly square.
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Forming Systems
Precise Edge 8” OC............................................................. 8
Precise Edge 6-12.................................................................. 9
Textured Brick....................................................................... 10
Smooth Brick.......................................................................... 11
V-Tex Brick.............................................................................. 12
Big Brace 6-12........................................................................ 13
Dominator System.............................................................. 14
Eliminator System............................................................... 15
Fence Forming System..................................................... 16
Gang Form System............................................................. 17
Form Repair............................................................................ 17
ID Plates and Stickers....................................................... 18
Pour Ready............................................................................... 18
Forming Applications
Basements................................................................................. 20
Agricultural Structures.................................................... 20
Commercial and Tall Wall Construction............ 21
Single and Multi-family Housing............................. 22
Ledger System........................................................................ 23
Deck Clip.................................................................................. 23
Angled Cap Forms.............................................................. 23
Deck Assembly...................................................................... 24
Deck Setting............................................................................ 24
Deck Stripping....................................................................... 25
Shoring Posts.......................................................................... 26
Telescoping Beam................................................................ 26
Waler Channel Tube.......................................................... 26
Window Shutoff.................................................................... 26
Interior Angle Slip Form................................................ 27
Housing Steps........................................................................ 27
Parapet Forms........................................................................ 28
Parapet Stiffback Support............................................... 28
Parapet Brace.......................................................................... 28
Door Shutoffs......................................................................... 28
Precast Pallet and Header.............................................. 29
Precast 5 Sided Casting (Monolithic).................... 30
Deck Lifting Ring................................................................ 30
Dominator Precast.............................................................. 31
Form Puller for Dominator.......................................... 31
Dominator Waler Bracket.............................................. 31
Precast Haunch (Chamfer) Corner......................... 32
Precast Custom Castings................................................ 33
Precast Headwalls................................................................ 33
Form Puller............................................................................. 33
Fire Pit Forms........................................................................ 34
Depth Gauge........................................................................... 34
Form Leveling Jack............................................................. 34
Swimming Pools................................................................... 35
Spas............................................................................................... 36
Step Forms for Pools and Spas.................................... 36
Corners and Specialty Forms
Full VS. Standard (Nominal)....................................... 38
Setting Inside Corners...................................................... 38
Smooth Outside Corner.................................................. 38
Smooth Inside Corner...................................................... 38
Textured Brick Inside Corner...................................... 39
Haunch (Chamfer) Corner........................................... 39
Inside and Outside Corner Hinged......................... 39
Fixed 45° and 135° Corner............................................ 39
Outside Corner Attachment........................................ 39
Outside Corner 2”x2” Angle........................................ 40
Radius Forms......................................................................... 40
Heavy Duty Laydown Form......................................... 40
Hole Punch.............................................................................. 40
Column Forms - Adjustable......................................... 41
Cap Forms................................................................................ 41
Column Forms Round..................................................... 41
Column Base and Cap Forms..................................... 41
Beams and Arches............................................................... 42
Plywood Adapter................................................................. 42
Jump Fillers............................................................................. 42
Pilasters...................................................................................... 43
Buttress....................................................................................... 43
EASI-Wall System............................................................... 43
EASI-Wall System Assembly........................................ 44
Accessories
Saddle Bracket....................................................................... 46
Brickledge Bar - Continuous....................................... 46
Wire Tie Twister................................................................... 46
Wire Tie..................................................................................... 46
Brickledge - Plastic............................................................. 47
Beam Block - Plastic.......................................................... 47
Beam Block - Steel.............................................................. 48
Block Down............................................................................. 48
Lumber Block Down Bracket...................................... 48
Shutoff Plates.......................................................................... 48
Shutoff Blockback Combo............................................. 48
Turnbuckle - Metal............................................................. 49
Turnbuckle - Wood............................................................ 49
Wall Aligner............................................................................ 49
Wall Puller................................................................................ 49
Concrete Porta Chute....................................................... 49
Rod Supports.......................................................................... 49
Depth Gauge........................................................................... 50
Pouring Board Flat and Flanged................................ 50
Form Scraper.......................................................................... 50
Hurricane Strap.................................................................... 50
Anchor Strap ......................................................................... 50
Form Pullers........................................................................... 51
Pin Pusher................................................................................ 51
Foundation Bolt .................................................................. 51
Angle Clips.............................................................................. 52
Cap Clip..................................................................................... 52
Cap Bracket............................................................................. 52
Control Joints......................................................................... 53
Foundation Vent Buck..................................................... 53
Foundation Vent.................................................................. 53
Bucko Vent............................................................................... 53
Application of Form Release Agent......................... 54
60 Gallon Spray Tank Assembly................................ 54
60 Gallon Spray Tank Valve Assembly.................. 55
60 Gallon Spray Tank Wand Assembly................. 55
60 Gallon Spray Tank Hose Assembly................... 55
Form and Filler Baskets................................................... 56
Custom Truck Beds............................................................ 56
Pins and Wedges
Proper Pin and Wedge Usage...................................... 58
Panel Clip.................................................................................. 58
Pin Keeper................................................................................ 58
Standard Pin........................................................................... 59
Standard Wedge.................................................................... 59
Curved Wedge....................................................................... 59
Pax Pin........................................................................................ 59
Aluminum Base Tie Pin.................................................. 59
Coil Bolt..................................................................................... 59
Base Tie Pin............................................................................. 59
2” Combo Filler Pin with Head................................. 60
Drift Pin..................................................................................... 60
Aligner Clip............................................................................. 60
Double Slotted Pin.............................................................. 60
Drift Punch.............................................................................. 60
Set & Lok................................................................................... 61
Captive Pin............................................................................... 61
Retractable Short Pin........................................................ 62
Retractable Long Pin......................................................... 62
Walers and Scaffolding
Waler Bracket......................................................................... 64
Waler Clip................................................................................. 64
Waler Bracket for Brick................................................... 64
Combo SA/TB Waler Bracket..................................... 64
Economy Waler..................................................................... 64
Adjustable Waler Bracket............................................... 65
Adjustable Waler Bracket for Dominator............ 65
Set & Lok Waler.................................................................... 65
Combo Vertical/Horizontal Waler........................... 66
Vertical Waler........................................................................ 66
Stiffback..................................................................................... 66
Captive Pin Waler............................................................... 66
Vertical Metal Rail.............................................................. 67
Wood Rail Bracket.............................................................. 67
Safety Scaffolding for Rails............................................ 67
Dominator Safety Scaffolding..................................... 68
Scaffold Bracket.................................................................... 68
Wall Ties and Products
Wall Tie Placement Chart 6-12.................................. 70
Wall Tie Placement Chart 8” OC.............................. 72
Tie Pullers................................................................................. 74
Taper Tie................................................................................... 74
Taper Tie Plug Mold.......................................................... 74
Flat Wall Tie............................................................................ 75
Breakback Wall Tie............................................................. 75
Pull Tie - Reuseable............................................................ 75
Pull Tie with Attached Sleeve...................................... 75
Combo Wall Tie................................................................... 75
Z Tie............................................................................................. 75
Windows and Accessories
Window Manufacturing Facility............................... 78
Double Glazed Slider Technical Info...................... 79
Double Glazed Slider........................................................ 80
Single Glazed Slider........................................................... 81
Double Glazed Hopper.................................................... 82
Window Installation.......................................................... 83
Plastic Plug............................................................................... 83
Window Well Anchor Clip............................................ 83
Window Buck........................................................................ 84
Window Buck Nail Plate................................................. 84
Window Buck Tie Guide................................................ 84
Window Buck Hold Up................................................... 84
Window Buck Clamp........................................................ 84
Window Buck Hold Down............................................ 84
Window Buck Extension................................................ 84
Safety Grate and Escape Ladder................................ 85
Window Well - Metal........................................................ 85
Interior Trim Kit.................................................................. 85
Window Well Rockwell................................................... 86
Window Well Cover Rockwell.................................... 86
Window Well Grate Rockwell..................................... 86
Cast in Place Vinyl Window........................................ 87
Forming Applications
International Housing
We provide international aluminum forming systems with low material and labor costs
for single or multi-level structures that will produce higher construction profits.
Forming
Systems
Residential Concrete Housing
Our aluminum forming systems combined with Precise Forms Inc’s patented EASIWALL system will produce concrete housing that is low maintenance, energy efficient,
and resistant to natural disasters.
Insulated Concrete Homes
The EASI-WALL System provides a superior alternative to standard ICF construction.
The EASI-WALL provides a full 6” or more of reinforced concrete support while creating
a minimum of a 2” thermal barrier in the middle of the wall.
Residential Basements and Foundations
Strong, durable aluminum forming equipment combined with proper maintenance
allows Precise Forms users to consistently exceed 2,500 pours while retaining a high
resale value .
Commercial
Hand Set, Gang Form, Eliminator, Dominator equipment built to meet the rigors and
labor savings needed for today’s commercial construction needs.
Precast
Fastest hand set system available to the precast industry, with numerous custom
designed parts that make the system highly flexible, economical, labor efficient and
profitable. Precise Forms has been an active member of NPCA since 1993.
Fence Forms
The Precise Forms Fence Forming System is the ultimate solution to creating cast in
place concrete fences. A full footing is not required for some applications with the
Precise Fence Forms. Simply pour footings where the columns are located and tie the
rebar into place.
Pools and Spas
Our aluminum forming systems provide an endless variety of concrete and vinyl liner
swimming pools. A wide variety of steps, benches, and swim outs are available in both
straight and curved designs.
Window Manufacturing
Precise Forms is the only aluminum forming manufacturer to have a state of the art
facility dedicated to produce energy star rated windows for basement construction.
The Precise basement window system can be used with aluminum systems, plywood
forms, and adaptable to masonry walls.
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Precise Edge 8” OC (8” On Center)
Precise Edge 6-12
SIDE RAIL
Designed to withstand loads placed on
it during the pouring procedure.
Flat on the inside so a good butt
weld can be achieved. Convex on the
outside to release concrete easily.
Double contact points eliminate
offsets produced by single contact
siderails.
BRACING
The 1” channel brace is used for many
hole patterns but was specifically
designed for the 8” on center hole
pattern. Precise has designed this
brace with many considerations of
structural integrity. The sides of the
brace are directly opposing the loads
it is subjected to and the point of
moment on the brace is increased
in thickness to resist the horizontal
loads. The brace is 1 7/8” x 1” to allow
welding over the top of the brace
to the siderail. The thickness of the
legs of the channel are increased for
support and also to allow good weld
penetration that will not blow through
side walls. The exterior of the legs are
serrated to allow a firm grip even in
adverse conditions.
WELDING
A specific weld pattern is used to
dissipate as much heat as possible.
With this pattern welding method, the
amount of distortion is minimized. We
use argon gas for a shield to purify the
welding procedure to ensure clean
welds.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The
hardness of the bushing is the key, as
the pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus
extending the life of the entire
system.
ENDRAIL
The hole pattern that is used on the
siderail is duplicated in the endrail to
allow stacking as well as laying the
forms down. The endrail is notched
to receive the face sheet since the
ends of the forms are usually the most
abused part of the form. By notching
the endrails you protect the face sheet
from abuse and prevents the face
sheet from curling.
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CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
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BRACING
The 4” channel brace was designed
with all the same criteria and a similar
design as the 1” channel brace but for
the 6-12” hole pattern. It is extruded
with 6061 T6 511 alloy aluminum. The
sides of the 4” channel are serrated for
easier handling of the form. To add
strength, an internal stiff back is added
to the center of the brace. As with the
1” channel, the bottom of the legs are
enlarged and combined with the .125
aluminum sheet, it ensures a solid
base for deeper welds.
SIDE RAIL
Designed to withstand loads placed on
it during the pouring procedure.
Flat on the inside so a good butt
weld can be achieved. Convex on the
outside to release concrete easily.
Double contact points eliminate
offsets produced by single contact
siderails.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The
hardness of the bushing is the key, as
the pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus
extending the life of the entire
system.
WELDING
A specific weld pattern is used
to dissipate as much heat as
possible. With this pattern welding
method, the amount of distortion
is minimized. We use argon gas
for a shield to purify the welding
procedure to ensure clean welds.
ENDRAIL
The hole pattern that is used on the
siderail is duplicated in the endrail to
allow stacking as well as laying the
forms down. The endrail is notched
to receive the face sheet since the
ends of the forms are usually the most
abused part of the form. By notching
the endrails you protect the face sheet
from abuse and prevents the face
sheet from curling.
CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
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Smooth Brick
Textured Brick
SIDE RAIL
The custom textured brick side rail is
specifically designed to support each
brick. This helps prevent damage to
the form from deformation of the
brick pattern.
SIDERAIL
Designed to withstand loads placed
on it during the pouring procedure.
Flat on the inside so a good butt
weld can be achieved. Convex on
the outside to release concrete
easily. Double contact points
eliminate offsets produced by single
contact siderails.
STRIKE PLATE
Strike plates protect the facesheet
from hammer blows when placing or
removing pins and wedges extending
the life of the form.
BRACING
The 1” tube brace was specifically
designed for decorative face sheets.
Precise has designed this brace with
many considerations of structural
integrity. The sides of the brace are
directly opposing the loads it is
subjected to and the point of moment
on the brace is increased in thickness
to resist the horizontal loads. The brace
is 1 7/8” x 1” to allow welding over the
top of the brace to the siderail. The
tube is used on the decorative brick
to prevent concrete build up within
the brace due to the irregularity of the
brick pattern sheet.
STRIKE PLATE
Strike plates protect the facesheet
from hammer blows when placing
or removing pins and wedges
extending the life of the form.
BRACING
The 1” tube brace was specifically
designed for decorative face sheets.
Precise has designed this brace with
many considerations of structural
integrity. The sides of the brace are
directly opposing the loads it is
subjected to and the point of moment
on the brace is increased in thickness
to resist the horizontal loads. The brace
is 1 7/8” x 1” to allow welding over the
top of the brace to the siderail. The
tube is used on the decorative brick
to prevent concrete build up within
the brace due to the irregularity of the
brick pattern sheet.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The hardness
of the bushing is the key, as the
pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus extending
the life of the entire system.
CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The hardness
of the bushing is the key, as the
pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus extending
the life of the entire system.
CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
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Big Brace 6-12
V-Tex Brick
BRACING
The 5.5” custom channel brace was
designed with all the same criteria
used on all our support components.
It is extruded with 6061 T6 511
alloy aluminum. The sides of the
5.5” channel are serrated for easier
handling of the form. To add strength,
we have doubled the vertical support
legs that create dramatically flatter
walls. This is especially useful for
projects where the concrete will be
the finished interior surface on homes,
offices or commercial buildings.
The Big Brace 6-12 is especially
useful for projects where the
concrete will be the finished
interior surface on homes, offices or
commercial buildings saving time
and money by eliminating framing,
mudding and sheet rock .
SIDERAIL
Designed to withstand loads placed
on it during the pouring procedure.
Flat on the inside so a good butt
weld can be achieved. Convex on the
outside to release concrete easily.
Double contact points eliminate
offsets produced by single contact
siderails.
BRACING
The 1” tube brace was specifically
designed for decorative face sheets.
Precise has designed this brace with
many considerations of structural
integrity. The sides of the brace are
directly opposing the loads it is
subjected to and the point of moment
on the brace is increased in thickness
to resist the horizontal loads. The brace
is 1 7/8” x 1” to allow welding over the
top of the brace to the siderail. The
tube is used on the decorative brick
to prevent concrete build up within
the brace due to the irregularity of the
brick pattern sheet.
STRIKE PLATE
Strike plates protect the facesheet
from hammer blows when placing or
removing pins and wedges extending
the life of the form.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The hardness
of the bushing is the key, as the
pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus extending
the life of the entire system.
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CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
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SIDE RAIL
Designed to withstand loads placed on
it during the pouring procedure. Flat
on the inside so a good butt weld can
be achieved. Convex on the outside to
release concrete easily. Double contact
points eliminate offsets produced by
single contact siderails.
BUSHING
The steel ring bushing is preferred by
most of our customers. The hardness
of the bushing is the key, as the
pins and wedges are heat treated
to the same hardness. This way the
contractor will not have one item
cutting into the other thus extending
the life of the entire system.
WELDING
A specific weld pattern is used
to dissipate as much heat as
possible. With this pattern welding
method, the amount of distortion
is minimized. We use argon gas
for a shield to purify the welding
procedure to ensure clean welds.
ENDRAIL
The hole pattern that is used on the
siderail is duplicated in the endrail to
allow stacking as well as laying the
forms down. The endrail is notched
to receive the face sheet since the
ends of the forms are usually the most
abused part of the form. By notching
the endrails you protect the face sheet
from abuse and prevents the face
sheet from curling.
CORNER GUSSETS
Precise Forms incorporates the thickest
corner gusset on the market. Our
corner gusset is a full 1/4” plate. Corner
gussets provide extra support and
strength for the corners. In addition
they prevent concrete build up and
make cleaning the forms easier.
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Dominator System
Eliminator System
The Dominator Forming System can be ganged or handset, like many other forming systems. The advantage is that the Dominator can
be ganged without any additional hardware, therefore it is the best of both worlds in a single form. The Dominator Forming System
provides an alternative to typical flat tie forming systems. The Dominator Forming System utilizes a taper tie system. With this form
being 25% thicker than a standard flat tie form the form deflection and pillow casing is reduced, providing a smoother, flatter finished
wall surface. The Dominator is 2 1/2” thick rather than a standard aluminum form at 2 1/8” thick, adding to the overall strength of the
form.
The Eliminator Forming System works in conjunction with the Dominator Forming System allowing the contractor to cast next to
an existing building with only 2 3/4” of clearance. This allows the contractor to build more structures in a limited space or used as an
alternative to cast one sided formed walls.
The life of this form will out perform its nearest competitor. The Dominator receives very few hits with a hammer because the form
locking device is separate from the form itself. The locking device is located at the back of the side rail. The load point of the tie system
has been moved as far from the load as possible; 2 1/2” on the dominator as compared to a standard flat tie form of 13/16”. This creates
less deflection, metal stress, and flatter walls. The Dominator’s design creates tighter joints preventing concrete from leaking between
the forms which keeps the forms cleaner and reduces labor time.
The Eliminator Forming System incorporates a specially designed connection section, or “W”, that forces the forms together and locks
them into place without requiring access to the exterior of the wall. All of the work is done from the inside of the wall in both setting
and stripping. This allows the forms to be used in low clearance situations as well as minimum space between buildings. It may also be
placed on the end of a ganged form situation allowing the ganged section to be released from the interior of the building. This could
possibly eliminate the need of exterior scaffolding or the need to remove exterior scaffolding from the ganged form section, allowing
the entire gang section and scaffolding to be raised in a single section.
A
Current Building
When comparing the Dominator system to 24” wide plywood systems, you will find the performance of the Dominator to be superior
on many levels. The accessory requirements are a minimum of 33% less than most plywood systems and the down time for refacing is
a thing of the past. The aluminum form provides value when the form is to be sold or traded. With a simple maintenance program the
Dominator will provide many years of quality service with a reduced cost per pour.
A- Set the Eliminator Forms and W form roughly into place.
New Building
Taper Tie
B
B- Screw the Taper Tie into the Eliminator W.
C- Move the Eliminator Forms into place and set the interior
Dominator Forms.
D- Set the Dominator Forms and tighten the wing nut. This will
draw the Eliminator W into position and lock the Eliminator Forms
into place.
C
Existing
Building
Dominator Form
D
Dominator
Wing Nut
Dominator Taper Ties
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Dominator Waler
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Dominator Clamp Assembly
Dominator Form
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Fence Forming System
The Precise Forms Fence Forming System is the ultimate
solution to creating cast in place concrete fences.
Advantages and Capabilities:
*Greatly reduced labor cost.
Gang Form System
The Precise Gang Forming System with the use of our gang form
adapter allows you to turn standard aluminum concrete forms
into gang forms. Gang forms allow you to set and strip large
sections of walls in a fraction of the time.
*A crew of four can strip, set and pour 120 lineal feet in
five hours.
*The Precise Fence Form allows you to place and strip large
individual sections of fence forms at one time.
A continuous footing is not
required in some applications
with the Precise Fence Forms.
Simply pour pier pads where
the columns are located and
free span between columns.
*In most instances the only footing required is at each
column.
*Decorative column caps can be cast and placed on site.
*Once the fence has cured simply paint or apply the
desired texture.
Fence Forms one piece sections can be placed in a fraction of the time compared to conventional hand set systems.
Creating The Fence Cap
The optional fence cap is poured separate from the fence. This allows customization for each project with minimal cost. Once the cap
has set it is lifted, rotated, and placed on the fence. The final appearance is that of a fence created in a single pour.
Form Repair
Keeping your aluminum forms in proper
working condition not only helps you provide
a quality finished product but keeps your
employees safe at the same time.
Precise offers a full service repair shop that
can remove excess concrete build up, repair
broken welds, replace bushings, straighten
panels, and much more.
If your form is beyond repair we can contact
you with the best option whether it be cutting
it down to a filler, scrap, or replacement.
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Forming
Applications
Identification Plates and Stickers
Precise offers a variety of ways to mark your forms
for easy identification. Identification plates with your
company information can be welded onto each form.
Stickers similar to the Precise Forms stickers are available
with your company logo and information. Artwork must
be provided in a 300 dpi jpg or pdf format.
Identification Plate
Pour Ready
Preseason your equipment at the factory with the
Pour Ready Process
Precise Forms Pour Ready process is designed to minimize
concrete chemical reaction in the initial pouring process of new
aluminum forming equipment. The process is completed in our
factory and treats the entire form, front, back, and sides.
Have your equipment Pour Ready for the jobsite!
New Forms with the Pour Ready Process
New Forms Untreated
“I am writing to let you know we appreciate the work you did on our new forms. The Precise “Pour Ready Process” for our new
aluminum forms ended up being a better solution than I had expected.
At first I was doubtful because it just did not seem that something like that type of formula would really work. Well I was impressed at
the results, despite the cost.
We had over 200 various sized forms pretreated with your formula and we are pleased to say it worked! Now we only formed with one
side of the wall with the new forms and the other side of the wall with our old forms but again they appear to be working extremely
well.
Thank you for handling the situation and helping us get our forms in working order so that we could stay as efficient and
effective on our jobs without having to deal with untreated new forms. Lancaster Poured Walls is happy to recommend your “Pour
Ready Process” as it was done for us, because it worked! Feel free to let others know we’re pleased.”
Respectfully,
John J. Spelcher Jr., President, Lancaster Poured Walls, Inc.
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Basements
Commercial and Tall Wall Construction
The Precise Aluminum Forming System is extremely versatile. A
standard set of forms can do a wide variety of layouts including
curved or tall walls. Custom forms can be manufactured for most
special forming situations.
Precise aluminum forms are not limited to concrete basement
construction. With the proper form staggering and wall tie
placement Precise forms are able to be used in a stacked form
situation to easily create tall concrete walls.
Early sets of Precise Forms have easily surpassed 2,000 pours…
some as many as 3,000 pours! These sets are still going strong
and have a surprisingly high resale value.
The ability to pour tall concrete walls increases the contractors
job options dramatically. When commercial concrete buildings
are in high demand they can prove to be a very lucrative
business opportunity if residential construction is unavailable.
With the addition of the EASI-WALL System, the ICF alternative,
the contractor is able to meet the majority of the new energy
efficient building codes.
Today, our forms are built even stronger due to advancements
in form design, welding technology, and stronger aluminum
components. With the demands placed on today’s forming
systems, the Precise Aluminum Forming System provides
durability and form life that is unsurpassed.
Agricultural Structures
From animal confienment systems to water storage systems, no
matter the size or shape Precise can produce a product that fits
your needs.
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Single and Multi-family Housing
Ledger System
Our systems provide a nearly unmatched level of flexibility and range of options
with shorter cycle times and lower total cost than traditional methods.
Ledger Forms can be created in a variety of ways. It can be
incorporated into the form itself for quick construction of
multiple homes of the same design or it can be attached as a cap
allowing standard forms to be used expanding a sets versatility.
A pitched roof is easy to create. The Pitched Ledger System
allows you to use standard forms and supports to create a sloped
or pitched roof or can be built into the form itself similar to the
Ledger Form.
REDUCE CONSTRUCTION TIME:
With time having a costly effect on typical construction, a cast in
place shell utilizing the Precise Forms aluminum forming system
can save several days over typical wood or concrete masonry
type construction. Under normal situations, one day is required
to set and pour the exterior, interior walls and roof, and a halfday for form removal and job site clean up.
REDUCED LABOR:
Due to fewer materials placed on the job site, clutter will be
reduced lowering site clean up time. An experienced wall crew
can reduce construction time by several days over masonry
and typical construction methods with the Precise Forms all
aluminum forming system.
Deck Clip
The Deck Clip is used to quickly
connect forms in a deck situation.
Place the pin into the hole and lock
into place with a single hammer
blow. Removal is just as simple.
Angled Cap Forms
Angled Cap Forms attach to the interior forms of the top story of a multi-story building. These allow flat deck forms that were used
to pour floors of lower levels to create a pitched roof creating proper drainage. They save the builder from having to buy special deck
forms for a pitched deck.
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Deck Assembly
Deck Stripping
Standard forms may be used when pouring a deck. This
requires that the shoring posts and forms be removed and then
additional supports be added to support the deck until it cures.
Remove the Shoring Posts that are holding up the Telescoping
Beams.
Remove the Telescoping Beams
Start removing the Deck Forms.
Unbolt the Support Form and remove the remainder of the
Sectioned Deck Form.
Remove the remainder of the Deck Forms leaving only the
Support Form and the Shoring Posts.
Remove the interior forms and shutoffs. As the deck cures the
Shoring Posts and Support Forms can be removed.
The Precise Deck Form is specially designed to allow the shoring
post and a section of support form to remain in place during
the curing process, saving labor time and never having an
unsupported deck.
The post, beam, and deck is designed to offer a wide variety of
building alternatives.
Deck Setting
Set the interior, exterior forms and shutoff plates.
Set the Telescoping Beams and Shoring Posts
With the deck supported the contractor can start setting forms
on the next level of the building. This process allows multistory
buildings to be constructed quickly without sacrificing quality or
safety.
Set the Deck Forms.
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Shoring Post
Interior Angle Slip Form
Shoring Posts are used to support areas such as decks or steps.
They are often used in conjunction with Telescoping Beams when
spanning a large area.
The Interior Angle Slip Form is designed to be easily stripped by
allowing the form to slide down and out away from the wall. This
provides additional clearance at the top of the wall preventing
the form from binding or damaging the concrete deck when it is
tilted out during stripping.
Telescoping Beam
Telescoping Beams are used on decking systems in conjunction with shoring posts to provide support for the deck.
The Interior Angle Slip Form in
place after the pour.
Loosen the bolts at the base
of the form.
The form slides down and away from the
concrete allowing easy stripping.
Housing Steps
Multiple styles of steps can be created with the Precise Step
Forming System. Stairs may be traditional, freestanding,
supported by the wall or customized to fit the contractors need.
Waler Channel Tube
Window Shutoff
The Waler Channel Tube is used to ensure that the entire
structure remains perfectly square during setting and pouring. It
helps reduce the amount of training required for workers as well
as eliminates the labor of constantly double checking that the
forms have not moved during setting or pouring.
Window Shutoffs are designed to provide a perfectly square
window opening. They are easy to set and strip. The bottom
shutoff has an access hatch that can be opened to allow the
vibrator to consolidate the concrete under the opening and then
can be pinned shut once vibration is complete.
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The form design allows the tread form to be removed after
the pour, while the concrete is still green, and the tread can be
trowled or textured without having to remove all of the stair
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Parapet Forms
Precast Pallet and Header
Parapet Forms attach to the forms of the top story of a multi-story building. They create a parapet wall
around the edge of the structure for safety and decoration.
Reduce your labor for pallet and header installations while
increasing the accuracy. With the Precise Forms pallet and
header, a clear 7/16” annular space is designed to conform to
most engineering criteria. Precise Forms pallet and header’s are
manufactured with increased wall thickness on the extrusions to
extend life and durability for fast and accurate joint construction.
Parapet Stiffback Support
Parapet Brace
Parapet Stiffback Supports attach to the forms of the top story of
a multistory building. They help support the parapet wall forms
and ensures a plum wall.
The Parapet Brace attaches to the top of parapet forms to
maintain the proper thickness of the parapet wall while
providing additional support providing perfectly square walls.
Sealant which expands
into the gap
Pallet
7/16”
Annular
Space
Header
Door Shutoffs
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Door Shutoffs are also designed to provide a perfectly square openings. They are easy to set and
strip with horizontal bracing to prevent any deflection in the opening.
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The Pallet and Header System requires a sealant to make the
joints water tight. A gap is created in the casting to provide
space for the sealant which expands into the gap as the castings
are pressed together.
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Monolithic Casting (5 Sided Casting)
Dominator Precast
Deck Adapter System
The Precise Forms Dominator System gets its name from the fact that it dominates any project with speed while producing a quality
product. This system can be quickly hand set or gang formed for rapid setting and stripping without the need to add additional
hardware.
Precise Forms developed another labor saving method for the
progressive Precaster. Make monolithic pours of a five sided box
with the Precise Forms Deck Adapter system. This system allows
the pouring of the walls and deck in a single pour. The deck system
can be lifted into position and removed as a single unit. Once the
deck plate is assembled, there is no need to break it down which
allows multiple pours and saves labor expense to assemble the
deck multiple times.
Water Infiltration Solution
Reduce the problem of water infiltration by creating the casting in a single pour. Monolithic pours are the most efficient way to
produce castings if you can flip the casting over to strip the inside. With the addition of the Precise Forms Deck Adapter it is completed,
in most cases, with the same forms used for wall construction set in the horizontal configuration.
The life of this form will out perform its nearest competitor. The Dominator receives very few hits with a hammer because the form
locking device is separate from the form itself. The locking device is located at the back of the side rail. The load point of the tie system
has been moved as far from the load as possible; 2 1/2” on the dominator as compared to a standard flat tie form of 13/16”. This creates
less vertical deflection, metal fatigue, and flatter walls. The Dominator’s design creates tighter joints preventing concrete from leaking
between the forms which keeps the forms cleaner and reduces labor time.
When comparing the Dominator system to 24” wide plywood systems, you will find the performance of the Dominator to be superior
on many levels. The accessory requirements are a minimum of 33% less than most plywood systems and the down time for refacing is
a thing of the past. The aluminum form provides value when the form is to be sold or traded. With a simple maintenance program the
Dominator will provide many years of quality service with a reduced cost per pour.
Fast & Efficient
The fastest and most effiecient method of a monolithic five sided pour allows for accuracy and cost reduction when casting, therefore
creating increased production and profits.
The system can be gang or handset much like any many other forming systems, therefore it is the best of both worlds in a single form.
This form is 2 1/2” thick rather than a standard aluminum form at 2 1/8” thick, adding to the overall strength of the form. The load point
is 2 1/2” from the face rather than the typical 13/16” on the standard flat tie system.
Deck Lifting Ring
Precise Forms has designed the lifting system to work in both the
setting and stripping procedure. The lifting rings are attached
to a counter sunk bolt on the concrete side. Once the deck is in
position and the rings are removed, the bolt seats in a position
that allows for a smooth flat concrete deck. When the casting is
flipped into the stripping position, the bolts project on the under
side to allow for the connection of the lifting rings and one piece
removal of the deck plate.
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Form Puller for Dominator
Dominator Waler Bracket
Dominator Form Pullers are designed specifically for the
Dominator Forming System. It used to make stripping forms
easier and faster. It is especially helpful in tight situations such
as corners and boxes. The long handle gives extra reach and
leverage for taller form situations.
The Dominator Waler Bracket is designed to be used with lumber,
aluminum channel or steel channel. The bolt on the end tightens
to ensure a tight fit and a straight wall.
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Haunch Corner (Chamfer Corner)
Custom Castings
Cast Box Culverts with ease utilizing the Precise Forms Haunch Inside corners. Haunch
corners are a standard for Precise Forms and can be manufactured to any specific size and
design. Precise Forms can also produce Haunch corners for monolithic and various other
castings as required.
Precise Forms can create custom forms to meet almost any
precasting or concrete construction need. Special angles, block
outs, extremely large castings, or curved shapes are all possible.
Haunch Corner formed with
Outside Angle.
Haunch Corner formed with
Outside Corner.
Haunch Corners can be used in multiple precast applications.
Headwalls
A headwall is a small retaining wall placed at the inlet or outlet of
a storm water pipe or culvert. Precise Forms allow you to create
headwalls to meet any of your required sizes or shapes.
Haunch Corner used with
Monolithic Casting.
Haunch Corner used with Pallet and Header.
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Form Pullers
Short Handle Combo
Combo Head Close Up
Long Handle Combo
Standard Left and Right
Form Pullers are used to make stripping forms easier and faster. The short handle version is especially helpful in tight situations such as
corners and boxes. The long handle gives extra reach and leverage for taller form situations. The combo version works on either side of
the forms rail.
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Fire Pit Forms
Swimming Pools
Fire Pits make an excellent addition to any outdoor area. They provide a safe, decorative way to extend your outdoor leisure time
late into the evening while keeping the chill away. The exterior can be finished off in an array of styles to blend in perfectly with your
landscaping.
In building swimming pools, clean pours are crucial! For the cleanest looking pours with the least amount of effort, you need Precise
Aluminum Forms! Precise Forms is proud to be able to offer you the flexibility and creativity that can be accomplished through the use
of our aluminum forming system.
We are proud to be able to offer you the aluminum forming system designed to build an endless variety of concrete and vinyl liner
swimming pools. This forming system offers a multitude of possibilities to include free formed pools!
Depth Gauge
The Depth Gauge is used when screeding down the concrete is required. String lines can be wiped or
washed off but this gauge can be set to the proper depth and moved to the required areas as needed
during trowling. It is very effective in the pool industry where curved walls make snapping a string line very
difficult.
Form Leveling Jack
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The Form Leveling Jack is used most
frequently in the swimming pool
industry. It is attached to the base of
the form and allows adjustment of the
form to ensure a level pour.
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Spas
Precise can make custom spa forms to meet the contractors
need. In many cases the spa can be assembled in the shop and
shipped to the site for the pour. Spas are not limited to a simple
circle pattern. Precise can create any number of patterns which
can include steps, seats and other designs requested by the
contractor. They can be stand alone or incorporated into the
swimming pool design.
Corners and
Specialty Forms
Step Forms for Pools and Spas
A wide variety of steps, benches, and swim outs are available in
both straight and curved designs.
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Full VS. Standard (Nominal) Corners, Accessories, And Ties
The option is available to pour either a standard (nominal) wall thickness or a full dimension wall thickness. Each of these wall sizes
demand a particular inside and outside corner, as well as wall ties. If you attempt to use a standard corner with a full tie or vise-versa,
the corner you set will kink and be difficult to straighten. You can pour full walls with nominal corners by putting a spacer on the outside
corner so the wall ties remain straight.
Textured Brick Inside Corner
Haunch (Chamfer) Corner
Precise inside corners are extruded and wrapped with the brick
pattern for greater strength and are available in a wide variety of
sizes and patterns.
Haunch corners are a standard for Precise Forms and can be
manufactured to any specific size and design. Precise Forms can
also produce Haunch corners for monolithic castings.
Inside and Outside Corner Hinged
Fixed 45° and 135° Corners
Hinged corners can be used either as an inside or outside corner
for construction other than 90 degree corners. It can be used
with either nominal or full ties. Offered in smooth and decorative
brick designs.
Please specify wall thickness for correct alignment of inside and
outside corners.
In measuring your inside corner, place the end of a tape measure on the outside face sheet and measure in to the 90° turn of the face
sheet. The dimension will be either a 4 3/16” for a standard corner or 4” for a full inside corner. This same application will hold true for
other forms and accessories which are affected by wall thickness such as outside corners, attachments, blockbacks, bulkheads, window
bucks, and blockdowns.
Setting Inside Corners
When setting an inside corner it is important to always place the pin in properly. The tip of the pin should go from the inside corner
into the form with the wedge on the form side. This allows for easier stripping with a single hammer blow to the pin. Improperly set
corners may require a pin pusher to work the pin out of the tight space.
Improperly set pin and wedge
on the inside corner.
Properly set pin and wedge
on the inside corner.
Improperly set pin and
wedge on the inside corner.
Properly set pin and wedge
on the inside corner.
Smooth Outside Corner
Smooth Inside Corner
Smooth Outside Corners provide a clean concrete corner with
easy stripping.
Precise inside corners are extruded for greater strength and
are available in a wide variety of sizes and patterns as well as a
rounded or square corner.
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Outside Corner Atachment
Outside Corner Attachments are used with two fillers to make up almost any
outside corner requirements. Attachments are available in 2” and 4” nominal
or full sizes.
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Outside Corner 2”x2” Angle
Column Forms - Adjustable
Outside Corner Angles are used with two fillers to make up almost any
outside corner requirements.
The Adjustable Concrete Column Form can create a wide array of sizes and shapes of columns including rectangle columns. Minimum
size is 12”x12” square with maximum of 24”x24” square or any increment of 2” in between.
Radius Forms
Cap Forms
To create a radius or curved concrete wall, you are not necessarily required to have curved forms. In
many cases you can create a radius wall using standard aluminum forms and fillers.
Cap forms come in a variety of heights and widths. They are a universal hole pattern allowing them to be used with both the 6-12 hole
pattern and the 8” OC hole pattern but can be created with a 1” or 2” on center hole pattern as well. They provide extra height to any
wall with minimal effort and expense.
Radius walls can be incorporated into any structure to create unique design features. Architects are
no longer bound by the traditional old school thought of box concrete buildings. For those situations
where a smooth curve is desired or required, Precise Forms is able to manufacture curved concrete
forms from a 6” radius or larger.
Heavy Duty Laydown Form
Hole Punch
The 36” x 48” Laydown Form adds a dimension that most
contractors are looking for. Reduce your labor and accessory cost
with this form as Base Ties are not required. Pour walls 3’ or 4’
high with the same speed of form setting.
The hole punch is used to punch pin holes in the endrails or
siderails of forms. It can also be used to seat bushings with the
optional die assembly (the die assembly is sold separately).
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Column Forms Round
Column Base and Cap Forms
Circular concrete columns can be created using our radius
aluminum column forms with a minimum of a 6” radius.
Custom aluminum header and base forms can be created to fit
the design styles of any project.
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Beams and Arches
Pilasters
A concrete beam is a load-bearing unit that can be used to carry
both horizontal and vertical loads. In the past concrete beams
were often hidden by some type of dropped ceiling. Today
concrete beams are widely used in contemporary building
construction as decorative features.
A pilaster is a projecting rectangle or half round column built
into the face of the wall. Pilasters add additional strength to
the wall while providing extra support for structural beams or
trusses.
Pilasters can be combined with ornamental features or arches
to provide additional strength as well as creative architectural
designs.
Buttress
Buttress walls provide extra support for a wall by transferring
horizontal pressure into vertical pressure onto the footing below.
Buttress walls can be buried under the earth or designed to be a
decorative architectural design feature of the building.
Concrete arches have been used for centuries to create large
open spaces in construction. With Precise Aluminum Concrete
Arch Forms the process has become much simplier.
Precise Forms can manufacture custom aluminum arch forms
that incorporate decorative architectural features to improve the
look of any structure.
Plywood Adapter
Jump Fillers
Plywood Adapters can be used when running pipes or electrical
through a wall. Holes can be cut into the plywood providing a
pass through and preventing damage to the aluminum form.
They also allow the easy creation of odd sized fillers.
Jump Fillers can be made 1” or 2”
on center and help the contractor
transition various elevations easily.
Jump Fillers can also be used as an
adapter between the 8” OC hole
pattern and the 6-12 hole pattern.
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Buttress walls allow the contractor to build higher and thinner
walls that support the same pressure while using less concrete.
EASI-WALL System
The EASI-WALL System provides a superior alternative to standard ICF construction. The ideal insulated wall has the insulating foam
located in the center of the wall also known as a sandwich wall. This provides the ultimate in energy efficiency and comfort for the
home owner. The EASI-WALL System developed by Precise Forms creates the insulated sandwich wall of the future that is easy to
install and increases safety during the pouring procedure.
The EASI-WALL System will withstand the hydrostatic pressure developed when placing concrete. The support system provides
unparalleled insulation security with as much as 8 feet of offset in concrete placement from side to side with little insulation
movement. Now, with a single form setting, you can pour the entire wall with the insulation in place without fear of the insulation
breaking or moving.
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Accessories
EASI-WALL System Assembly
Assembly at the jobsite is easy. Guide the GFRP spacers through
the pre-punched foam holes and atach the metal brackets on
each side of the foam. You are then ready to set the foam inside
the forming system and add your rebar grid.
Place the GFRP spacers in one metal bracket. Screw the bolt into place and tighten.
Front
Back
Place the assembly into the foam using the prepunched holes.
Set the other metal piece into place and screw in the bolts.
The metal bracket has clips to
hold rebar into place without
having to use wire ties, saving
labor time and materials.
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The clip is adjustable for
various sizes of rebar.
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Saddle Bracket
Brickledge - Plastic
The Saddle Bracket attaches to the top rail with pins and wedges
to provide a seat for forms when upper wall thickness is reduced,
typically to create a brickledge. Wood is nailed to the lower
section. Available in 4” and 6” thickness.
Plastic Brickledge is an alternative to the rising cost of lumber.
There will be no need to spend valuable time building and
stripping wood brickledge. Plastic Brickledge is available in a
variety of sizes and is easily attached with a standard pin or bolt.
Precise Forms Plastic Brick Ledge allows for rapid setting time and
a consistent ledge every pour.
Sizes Available
Brickledge Bar - Continuous
The continuous Brickledge Bar works the same as the Saddle
Bracket but provides additional support. It attaches to the top
rail with pins and wedges to provide a seat for forms when upper
wall thickness is reduced. Wood is nailed to the lower section.
Available in 4” and 6” thickness.
Maximum Length
Depth from top of
wall down
Width from face of
wall back
72”
6”
4”
72”
7 1/4”
4”
72”
8”
4”
72”
12”
4”
72”
15 1/4”
4”
72”
16”
4”
72”
17 1/4”
4”
Beam Block - Plastic
Precise plastic products are light weight yet extremely durable. The Plastic Beamblock is easy to handle and will not fill with concrete
like other beamblocks. The tapered design allows easy stripping.
Precise Forms plastic Beam Blocks come in the following sizes.
Wire Tie Twister
The Tie Twister allows quick tying of Precise Wire Ties.
Description
Width at
form face
Width at back
of pocket
Depth from
top of wall
down
Depth from face
of wall to back of
pocket
8” Wide Flange East Coast Beam Block Plastic
8 1/4”
7 3/4”
8 3/8”
4 1/2”
10” Wide Flange East Coast Beam Block Plastic
8 1/4”
7 3/4”
10 3/8”
4 1/2”
12” Wide Flange East Coast Beam Block Plastic
8 1/4”
7 3/4”
12 3/8”
4 1/2”
8” Wide Flange Beam Block Plastic
6”
5 1/2”
8 3/8”
4 1/2”
10” Wide Flange Beam Block Plastic
6”
5 1/2”
10 3/8”
4 1/2”
12” Wide Flange Beam Block Plastic
6”
5 1/2”
12 3/8”
4 1/2”
Wire Tie
Allows for rapid positioning and securing of Re-Bar. Looped on
both ends to receive the Wire Tie Twister for speedy
tying. Available in the following sizes 5”, 5 1/2”, 6”, 6 1/2”, 8”.
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Beam Block - Steel
The heavy duty Steel Beam Block is tapered for easy removal.
Beam Blocks are C-clamped into place.
Description
A Dimension
B Dimension
C Dimension
Standard
5”
4 1/2”
Depth + 1/4”
Wide Flange
6”
4 1/2”
Depth + 1/4”
East Coast
8 1/2”
8”
Depth + 1/2”
Turnbuckle - Metal
A
Straighten a wall and secure it in place prior to pouring with the Metal Turnbuckle.
It connects to a 2x4 or stake in the ground and the other end pins to the form. It can
be easily adjusted with the claw of a hammer.
Turnbuckle - Wood
B
C
Block Down
Lumber Block Down Bracket
Block Downs are quickly C-clamped into place for the forming of
bulkheads such as garage doors, door openings, sunken rooms,
etc. Available in standard or adjustable sizes.
The Lumber Block Down Bracket works the same way as the
standard block down except you can use lumber to get the exact
depth necessary for custom projects.
Straighten a wall and secure it in place prior to pouring with the Steel
Turnbuckle. Connect one to each end of a 2x4. It then connects to a metal or
2x4 stake in the ground and the other end pins to the form. Twist the threaded
ends to adjust.
Wall Aligner
Wall Puller
Shutoff Plates
Shutoff Blockback Combo
All aluminum reinforced shutoff plates are used to bulkhead the
end of a wall. Available for single or multiple wall thickness.
The Combo Shutoff is a combination of two accessories in one.
One side works as a blockback and the other as a shutoff plate.
Single
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The Wall Aligner moves small sections of the wall in or out. Available with or without spoon.
The Wall Puller is designed to pull long lengths of wall. The chain is adjustable for different footing widths.
Available with or without spoon.
Concrete Porta Chute
Rod Supports
The Porta Chute reduces splatter when placing concrete and
minimizes the spilling of concrete in areas not to be poured. It
is especially helpful during the pouring of footings. It connects
easily to the end of the chute on the concrete truck.
Rod Supports hold the re-bar in place in the footing during the
pour. Available in single, double, or triple supports.
Combo
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Depth Gauge
Form Pullers
The Depth Gauge is used when screeding down the concrete is required. String lines can be wiped or washed
off but this gauge can be set to the proper depth and moved to the required areas as needed during trowling.
It is very effective in the pool industry where curved walls make snapping a string line very difficult.
Short Handle Combo
Long Handle Combo
Standard Left and Right
Pouring Board Flat and Flanged
Form Scraper
The Precise Forms Pouring Board assists in the flow direction of
the concrete into the forms. This allows for the concrete that is
being delivered by the concrete mixer to be directed into the
forms and thereby reducing potential concrete spillage. The
flanged model allows for even more flow control.
The cast aluminum form scraper provides an easy method of
concrete removal on those spots where concrete has stuck to the
forming system. Available in 1 1/2”, 3” and 6” widths. Also uses a
replaceable carbide scraping blade.
Form Pullers are used to make stripping forms easier and faster. The
short handle version is especially helpful in tight situations such as
corners and boxes.
The long handle gives extra reach and leverage for taller form
situations. The combo version works on either side of the forms rail.
Pin Pusher
The use of attached hardware sometimes leads to the locking
pin penetrating into an inside corner rather than projecting out
of the Inside Corner. This tool allows for easy removal of those
pins with leverage pushing the pin out rather than attempting
striking it with a hammer. The nose of the pin pusher is cupped
to assist in remaining in position on the tip of the pin.
Foundation Bolt
Utilized in the securing of plates and other items to a cast in place concrete wall.
Sizes available for 50 to a box packaged with nuts and washers.
Length
Type
Hurricane Strap
Anchor Strap
8”
Standard
8”
Galvanized
The galvanized steel Hurricane Strap is an alternative to the “J”
Bolt style anchoring system. The product conforms with most
code criteria. Check local building codes. The nail hole pattern
allows for many plate sizes. Available in several sizes and types.
Packaged 10 to a box.
The galvanized steel Anchor Strap
is an alternative to the “J” Bolt style
anchoring system. The product
conforms with most code criteria.
Check local building codes. The nail
hole pattern allows for many plate
sizes. Available in several sizes and
types. Packaged 50 to a box.
10”
Standard
12”
Standard
12”
Galvanized
16”
Standard
20”
Standard
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Angle Clip
The Angle Clip is designed for making an outside corner in conjunction with fillers. Precise Forms can
produce outside corner Angle Clips to most any desired angle.
Control Joints
To prevent the destructive and unappealing random cracking of expansive concrete, Precise Forms offers three unique sets of control
joints. During the curing process, these relief joints provide control of the stress created as concrete contracts due to drying. Please
specify hole pattern when ordering.
30° Angle Clip
90° Angle Clip
45° Angle Clip
90° Angle Clip with Pin
Cap Clip
This provides for the same opportunity of extending the wall
height with the use of lumber on the top of the form, this is
typically a 1 time use item. However with care several reuses may
be possible.
Plastic control joints pin between forms
prior to a pour. After stripping the hole
tabs break off leaving a plastic control joint
in the wall creating a clean Precise joint.
These are a one time use joint.
The two piece 1 3/8” aluminum control
joints pin between forms prior to a pour
and are completely removed during the
stripping process. The design creates
a control joint that can be used for
numerous pours.
Surface control joints are attached to the
facesheet of the form to create a relief joint.
They strip as the form is removed during
the stripping process. Easy to relocate
on the form, these aluminum joints are
available in two sizes, 1/2” and 1”.
Foundation Vent Buck
The Vent Buck holds a vent in place during the pour. It installs
easily and quickly.
Foundation Vent
The Foundation vent is a cast in place ventilation system that
requires the use of a pouring buck to secure the vent in position.
It incorporates the ability to allow air flow without concern for
access by rodents and animals with the screen and grid work of a
guard system.
Cap Bracket
Cap Brackets are used in conjunction with lumber to extend
the wall height. The cap bracket has a 90 degree angle used as
a seat for the lumber and a pin attached that is locked down
through the pin hole in the end rail of the form. This provides for
the ability to pull out some of the potential bowing that can be
inherent in lumber.
Bucko Vent
The Precise forms Bucko Vent eliminates the need for a pouring
buck as the frame of the vent is the same thickness as the wall.
Available for Nominal and Full width walls of 6”, 8” and 10” wall
thickness.
The Cap Bracket can also be used to create wood fillers to allow
pipes or other objects to pass through the wall.
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Application of Form Release Agent
60 Gallon Spray Tank Valve Assembly
When forms are unloaded it is best to lay them around the job site where they need to be set. While placing the forms, one individual
should be responsible for applying form release agent to all of the forms before they are set. The release agent creates a positive barrier
between the panel and the concrete which promotes a controlled reaction with the free lime in the concrete. This action provides a
quick and clean release preventing concrete buildup. It is a good idea to use release agent on the back of the form every 3-4 pours. This
will prevent concrete buildup on the braces. Your crew will be able to work faster saving labor, time, and money by keeping the forms
consistently clean.
60 Gallon Spray Tank Assembly
The 60 gal. capacity model comes complete with gauges, hose, and
spray wand. It is designed for pickups and form trucks. Other sizes
are also available.
60 Gallon Spray Tank Wand Assembly
60 Gallon Spray Tank Hose Assembly
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Form and Filler Baskets
Form baskets allow you to use a boom to place forms where
they are needed and remove them when the job is complete.
This not only saves time and money but prevents the crew from
becoming over exhausted allowing them more energy to set or
strip forms.
A wide variety of form baskets are available. Choose one of our
standard designs or create custom baskets to fit your needs.
Baskets can be created to carry full size forms, fillers, and even
accessories keeping the job site cleaner and more productive.
Pins and
Wedges
Custom Truck Beds
Precise Forms can create truck mounted aluminum form racks to carry all of your forms, fillers, and accessories. A wide variety of
designs are available or custom concrete form racks can be created to fit your needs.
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Proper Pin and Wedge Usage
1
2
Place the pin into the form with wedge slit vertical.
3
Standard Pin
Standard Wedge
The wedge slot in a Precise Tapered Pin is milled, not swedged,
for uniform quality. It is made of heat treated steel for greater
strength.
Standard Wedges are used with Pins to lock forms together securely. The tapered design allows easy and secure locking.
Curved Wedge
Pax Pin
Curved Wedges offer the ability to be used in stack form operations with less worry of vibrating out when the wedge is used in
a horizontal position.
The Pax Pin is a little longer than the standard pin and allows up
to a 1/2” spacer to be used.
Aluminum Base Tie Pin
Coil Bolt
The Aluminum Base Tie Pin is used for laydown applications.
The Coil Bolt is designed with large threads for extra speed
and strength. They are available in lengths of 2” and 4”. Special
lengths are available upon request.
Slide the tie onto the pins.
4
Set the second form into place.
Place the wedge into the pin slot and tighten with a hammer.
Panel Clip
The Panel Clip is another option to loose hardware. This is an
alternative to using a 2 piece loose hardware process without the
cost of permanent attached hardware. It creates a positive lock
with a one piece hardware product.
Pin Keeper
The Pin Keeper offers speed and security when using loose hardware. It provides the benefits of attached hardware at a greatly
reduced cost. The loose hardware is captured when locked in
position and increases ease of form stripping.
Base Tie Pin
The flat head of the Base Tie Pin
permits use of regular ties when
laying forms on their sides or
setting against existing walls. Head
thickness is 1/4”.
Base Tie Pin used in a laydown situation.
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2” Combo Filler Pin with Head
The 2” Filler Pin is used in conjunction with the 2” filler form. Nail
holes have been added to allow the pin to be used with 1” and 1
1/2” fillers as well.
Set & Lok
The Precise Forms Set & Lok offers the best of a fast and positive locking system. The Set & Lok can be used with our Retractable Long
Pin or the Captive Pin.
It offers a dramatic decrease in form setting time due to the fact that in most cases a 8’ or 9’ tall form only needs to have two per form
and the remaining wall tie locations can be handled with the retractable long pin or the captive pin and not require a wedge except
for the first three joints off of each corner. This greatly reduces the amount of loose hardware required. The form setter need only go to
two spots to lock the form down.
1/2” Filler
1” Filler
As the name also defines, the other capability of the Set & Lok is to actually pull the two forms together thereby setting the form in
position. Ideal for rapid form setting and stripping. The Set & Lok does not require special tools or lubrications for operation. A light
spray of form release during setting will help keep it clean and operational. Available on 12” wide forms and larger.
1” Filler
Duplex Nail
Duplex Nail
When locked into the open position the
Set & Lok stays locked in place to allow
easy stacking of the forms.
Used with 2” filler.
Used with 1 1/2” filler.
The pin of the Set & Lok rotates 90 degrees
to allow the use of a standard pin from the
other direction when necessary.
When locked into place, the Set & Lok
holds the forms firmly together.
Used with 1” filler.
Drift Pin
Aligner Clip
The Drift Pin is used to align two panels when the holes do not
line up perfectly. Ideal for closing up the wall or steps in the
footing.
The Aligner Clip replaces the pin and wedge in a stack form
situation. It eliminates concern of wedges falling out.
Double Slotted Pin
Double Slotted Pins are available for fillers from 1” to 8” wide.
Captive Pin
An extremely fast and efficient attached hardware for
progressive contractors. Productivity will increase while reducing
the amount of lost hardware. The Captive Pin is manufactured
with high quality components to extend the life of the hardware.
The Precise Forms Captive Pin is compatible with existing
competitive equipment.
Drift Punch
The Drift Punch is used to help align forms in tight situations
allowing the pin to easily be placed.
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Retractable Short Pin
The Retractable Short Pin, in conjunction with the the Set & Lok system, is the fastest setting system available for aluminum forms! It
greatly reduces the need for loose hardware which lowers your accessory cost, setting time, stripping time and labor cost.
Both the Retractable Short Pin and the Set & Lok systems are manufactured with high quality stainless steel components to prevent
rusting and extend the life of the systems. Seasonal lubricants are not required.
The Retractable Short Pin in its retracted position allows easy
stacking of forms.
Walers and
Scaffolding
The Retractable Short Pin in its locked position allows easy
placement of ties, forms and wedges. In certain cases, when used
with the Set & Lok, the wedge may not be necessary.
Retractable Long Pin
The Retractable Long Pin, in conjunction with the Set & Lok system, offers the
same reduction in labor cost as the Retractable Short Pin. It greatly reduces the
need for loose hardware which lowers your accessory cost, setting time, stripping
time and labor cost.
The Retractable Long Pin can be placed in the retracted position when a standard
pin is desired such as on inside corners. It can be used with Precise smooth
aluminum as well as our decorative brick forms.
Both the Retractable Long Pin and the Set & Lok systems are manufactured with
high quality stainless steel components to prevent rusting and extend the life of
the systems. Seasonal lubricants are not required.
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Waler Bracket
WARNING: Waler brackets of any style are not designed as a walking platform.
Waler Brackets are available for standard size lumber or aluminum channel. These steel brackets are pinned directly to the forms to
straighten the wall and minimize bracing. They are designed for Smooth Aluminum or V-Tek Brick Forms.
Adjustable Waler Bracket
The Adjustable Waler Bracket makes setting and removing waler lumber
quick and easy. To set, have the waler in the open position and set the
lumber into place. Close and tighten the Adjustable Waler Bracket with the
tap of a hammer.
Instead of hitting the lumber to remove it, the Adjustable Waler Bracket flips
out of the way and prevents damage to the lumber which prolongs the life
of the lumber allowing it to be used on multiple jobs. The Aluminum Waler
Board can be used in place of lumber. It is lightweight, long lasting, and will
create a straighter wall.
Please specify if you are using Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick, Smooth
Brick, or V-Tek Brick Forms when ordering. Available in 2”x3” or 2”x4” sizes.
Waler Clip
Waler Bracket for Brick
The Waler Clip is designed for quick setting and stripping. No
additional loose hardware is required. Please specify if they are
for Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick, Smooth Brick, or V-Tek
Brick Forms when ordering.
Waler Brackets for Brick are available for standard
size lumber or aluminum channel. These steel
brackets are pinned directly to the forms to
straighten the wall and minimize bracing. Please
specify if they are for Textured Brick or Smooth
Brick.
Combo SA/TB Waler
Economy Waler
Combo Waler Brackets are available for standard size lumber
or aluminum channel. These steel brackets are pinned directly
to the forms to straighten the wall and minimize bracing. They
work if you are using Smooth Aluminum or Textured Brick Forms.
Please specify if you want the Smooth Aluminum hole on the top
or the bottom.
The Economy Waler is a cast, rather than welded, waler. It works
for both Smooth and Textured brick forms. The third hole allows
a turnbuckle to be attached directly to the waler.
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Adjustable Waler Bracket for Dominator
The Adjustable Waler Bracket for the Dominator Forming System
is designed to be used with lumber, aluminum channel or steel
channel. The bolt on the end tightens to ensure a tight fit and a
straight wall.
Set & Lok Waler
The Set & Lok waler is designed to be used with
the Set & Lok attached hardware system.
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Combo Vertical/Horizontal Waler
Vertical Metal Rail
Wood Rail Bracket
Combo Vertical Walers combines the standard waler with vertical walers and are used mainly in a stack form situation.
The Vertical Rail provides support for toe guard, mid rails and
guard rails in Safety Scaffolding.
The Wood Rail Bracket is used to connect the lumber vertical
rail to the mid rails and guard rails in combination with Safety
Scaffolding.
Please specify if you are using Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick, Smooth Brick, or V-Tek Brick Forms when ordering.
Vertical Metal Rail
Vertical Waler
Stiffback
Vertical Walers are used mainly in a stack form situation. Please
specify if you are using Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick,
Smooth Brick, or V-Tek Brick Forms when ordering.
Providing the ability to stiffen vertically stacked forms and
assisting in maintaining a plumb wall. Hole pattern specific.
Vertical Wood Rail
Safety Scaffolding for Rails
Captive Pin Waler
Safety Scaffolding allows double 2x10 planking, toe boards, mid
rail, and guard rail. Scaffolding pockets fit metal or wood vertical
rail. Available with or without pin.
Waler brackets are available for standard size lumber or
aluminum channel. The steel brackets are used with the
captive pin to straighten the wall and minimize bracing.
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Please specify if you are using Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick,
Smooth Brick, or V-Tek Brick Forms when ordering.
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Dominator Safety Scaffolding
The Dominator Scaffolding System is supported by bolts passing through the concrete wall in holes that were created by taper ties.
This creates a support that is more secure and stable than scaffolding that attaches to flat ties or the forming system.
Dominator Scaffolding System
ready to be bolted.
Wall Ties and
Products
Bolted into place through
the wall.
Scaffold Bracket
The Scaffold Bracket pins securely to the form. The bracket has a
supporting leg that straddles the side rails for added stability. It
is available in a variety of sizes, with or without a pin, and with or
without the waler.
Please specify if you are using Smooth Aluminum, Textured Brick,
Smooth Brick, or V-Tek Brick Forms when ordering.
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Wall Tie Placement Charts 6-12
Disclaimer: This drawing represents the tie
placement calculated by using the formula by the
American Concrete Institute.
Tension=150 x 3 x 1/2 x (HT top pin - HT btm pin)
No. Ties = Integer(Tension/Max Load)+1
8’ and under wall: maximum load per tie is 4667 lbs. (required OSHA safety factor of 1.5)
Over 8’ high wall: maximum load per tie is 3500 lbs. (required OSHA safety factor of 2.0)
If the load is higher than the OSHA set maximum per tie you must use two ties.
■ Designates locations where two ties are required by OSHA regulations.
6”
18”
6”
42”
18”
54” ■
30”
6”
66”
42”
18”
78” ■
54”
30”
6”
90” ■
66”
42”
18”
6”
6”
102” ■
78”
54”
30”
18”
18”
6”
114” ■
90” ■
66”
42”
30”
30”
18”
126” ■
102”
78”
54”
42”
42”
30”
6”
138” ■
114” ■
90” ■
66”
54”
54”
42”
18”
150” ■
126” ■
102” ■
78”
66”
66”
54”
30”
162” ■
138” ■
114” ■
90” ■
78”
78”
66”
42”
174” ■
150” ■
126” ■
102” ■
90”
90” ■
78”
54”
186” ■
162” ■
138” ■
114” ■
100”
102”
104”
102” ■
90”
66”
16’ Height
8’ + 8’
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6”
30”
14’ Height
8’ + 6’
18”
12’ Height
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8’ + 4’
30”
42”
10’ Height
8’ + 2’
4’ Height
9’ Height
8’ + 1’
9’ Height
8’ Height
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Wall Tie Placement Charts 8” OC
(8” On Center)
Disclaimer: This drawing represents the tie
placement calculated by using the formula by the
American Concrete Institute.
Tension=150 x 3 x 1/2 x (HT top pin - HT btm pin)
No. Ties = Integer(Tension/Max Load)+1
8’ and under wall: maximum load per tie is 4667 lbs. (required OSHA safety factor of 1.5)
Over 8’ high wall: maximum load per tie is 3500 lbs. (required OSHA safety factor of 2.0)
If the load is higher than the OSHA set maximum per tie you must use two ties.
■ Designates locations where two ties are required by OSHA regulations.
8”
8”
16”
24”
8”
40”
16”
48”
24”
56”
32”
8”
56”
64”
40”
16”
64”
72”
48”
24”
80”
56”
32”
8”
88”
64”
40”
16”
104” ■
80”
56”
32”
112”
88”
64”
40”
120”
96”
72”
48”
128”
104”
80”
56”
136”
112”
88”
64”
144” ■
120”
96”
72”
152” ■
128”
104”
80”
160” ■
136”
112”
88”
168” ■
144” ■
120”
96”
176” ■
152” ■
128”
104”
160” ■
136”
112”
16’ Height
72
24”
16”
32”
184” ■
8’ + 8’
16”
8”
14’ Height
8’ + 6’
32”
24”
40”
32”
48”
40”
12’ Height
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8’ + 4’
4’ Height
10’ Height
8’ + 2’
8”
16”
24”
32”
40”
48”
56”
64”
72”
80”
88”
100”
102”
104”
9’ Height
8’ + 1’
6’ Height
4”
8”
12”
8”
16”
20”
24”
28”
32”
36”
40”
44”
48”
52”
56”
60”
64”
68”
72”
76”
80”
84”
88”
92”
96”
100”
104”
100”
9’ Height
Universal on top.
9’ Height
Universal on bottom.
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16”
24”
32”
40”
48”
56”
64”
72”
80”
88”
8’ Height
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Tie Pullers
Flat Wall Tie
Ram Style
Flat Wall Ties hold the forms at the desired distance from each
other. When ordering make sure to specify standard (nominal) or
full tie dimension.
Breakback Wall Tie
Tie pullers are designed to work with all pull
ties. They help remove the tie with little effort
while protecting the wall.
Several styles are available to choose from.
For additional information on which style
would work best for your situation please
contact your sales manager.
S Style
The Breakback Tie is designed to break off recessed into the
wall which allows the wall to be sealed to prevent rust staining.
Special ties for deeper break-off can be made upon request.
Pull Tie - Reuseable
Taper Tie
Various Taper Tie’s are designed to be used with the Gang Form,
Dominator, Eliminator and Fence Form Systems. The taper of the
tie allows for easy tie removal and the hole can be sealed using
our taper tie hole plug mold. Make sure to use the proper taper
tie with the system it was developed for.
Pull Ties can be removed from the finished wall and reused for
many pours. They are perfect for areas where shipping charges
are extremely high.
Pull Tie with Attached Sleeve
Pull Ties can be removed from the finished wall and reused
for multiple pours. They are perfect for areas where shipping
charges are extremely high. The sleeve is tapered and remains
attached to the tie when the tie is pulled. Available in full 4” and
10 cm only.
Combo Wall Tie
Taper Tie Plug Mold
The holes that remain from the Taper Ties are sealed using
tapered plugs. The plugs can be molded with excess concrete
on site creating minimal color variation in the wall or they can
be created in advance to save time. The tapered plug is coated
with a water proof adhesive and placed in the holes of the wall to
create a water tight seal.
The multiple hole configuration of the Combo Tie is perfect for
when changing wall thickness. They can be customized to any
length and come with three or four holes, depending on the
contractors design needs.
Z Tie
The Precise Z Tie easily allows a one foot offset to be created in a
wall without reducing the strength of the tie.
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Windows and
Accessories
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Window Manufacturing Facility
Double Glazed Slider Technical Information
When You Go Precise You Go Factory Direct!
Vinyl Basement Window Testing and Performance
Continuing the tradition of being first in the industry, Precise Forms is proud to be the first aluminum form manufacturer to own
and operate their own state-of-the-art vinyl basement window production facility. Experienced craftsmen using highly technical
automated equipment along with the highest quality materials allow us to achieve extremely high efficiencies - which ultimately saves
you money and provides you with the best quality products possible.
The Precise Forms Majestic Window has been tested at a Grade HS-R25 with an air infiltration rating of ASTM E283 and a water
resistance of ASTM E547. The Majestic Window has been tested in compliance with NFRC 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 criteria and meets
Energy Star™ Standards with Low-E glass with argon fill. The Precise Forms Double Glazed Slider Window performs to a .49 U factor as
tested by NFRC. Low E glass and argon fill is available which has a U factor of .32 as tested by the NFRC.
The Precise Basement Window has the easiest after pour
installation on the market. It does not require a poured in place
frame of any kind. This eliminates the possibility of the window
frame being damaged during the flatwork pour and all of the
costs that go along with it. It also prevents the possibility of
the frame being put in backwards or upside down! The Precise
Window System can be used with Plywood and Aluminum
Forms.
Vinyl Sliding Basement Window Sash
The vinyl basement window sliding sash is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .075” on
the pull handle to .050” on the interior walls. The sash is welded on all four corners to insure a rigid and accurate sash that matches
perfectly with the frame construction. Anti-corrosive, dual brass roller assemblies allow finger tip control for opening and closing the
sash and provides years of trouble free performance. Integral interlocking webbing on the sash and meeting rail insure a positive
interlock in the center of the window further enhancing security and thermal performance.
Vinyl Sliding Basement Window Main Frame
The vinyl sliding basement main frame is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .060” on the
exterior walls to .045” on the interior walls. It provides an excellent thermal barrier against all types of climate conditions. Our high
tech, four head welding line provides an all welded construction. This allows accurate product sizing, quality, and it guarantees a leak
proof corner. Our unique heavy-duty dual wall exterior flange provides an aesthetically appealing exterior installed appearance.
Vinyl Sliding Basement Window Sill Riser
Constructed of rigid PVC extrusion with a wall thickness of .060”, the sill riser provides the basis for our aesthetically pleasing, equal
light, glass panel design between the fixed and the sliding sash. The design utilizes a solid, snap fit leg construction to avoid shipping
damage or loss. This design also allows for unobstructed drainage clearance under the sash panel.
Vinyl Sliding Basement Window Fixed Meeting Rail
The versatility of the Precise pouring bucks and
the wide range of window styles offered makes this
the window system of choice.
The vinyl basement window fixed meeting rail is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .060” on
the exterior walls and .050” on the interior walls. It is then reinforced with a mullion stiffener which provides a very rigid center post
that does not twist or deflect with larger size window openings. The vinyl basement window rail is attached to the main frame with
four 2-1/2” long anti-corrosive stainless steel screws. It also contains an integral channel with a built in catch slot which receives the
lock sweep mechanism enhancing security and thermal protection.
Perfect Fit with Primary Windows
Vinyl Sliding Basement Window Glazing
The Precise Vinyl Window System blends in perfectly with primary windows creating a seamless exterior design. Multiple window
styles are available to choose from. The after pour installation allows the builder to determine the window style right up to the
time of closing.
An insulated glass package designed with a 3/4” overall thickness, utilizing the INTERCEPT spacer system, provides the ultimate in
“Warm Edge” spacer technology. The glass assembly is built in our own high-tech window manufacturing facility on the INTERCEPT
Roll Forming System from GED. We are pleased to provide our customers with the highest quality glazing on the market today. The
main frame and sliding sash are glazed with a continuous bead of high quality silicone adhesive, which is applied by robots for
accuracy and consistency.
Weather Stripping
To provide a thermal barrier against all climate conditions, the movable sash and the meeting rail are equipped with strips of fin seal
weather stripping. The top and bottom sash rails and the interlocking edge of the meeting rail utilize a .200” high pile inserted on each
style member. Virtually all potential draft points have been eliminated.
Optional Grid System (Muntin)
Precise Forms uses the INTERCEPT spacer system on all of its insulating glass units. This allows an optional grid system that prevents
grid shifting or grids that don’t match up from one window to the next. As part of INTERCEPT’s exclusive manufacturing process, grids
are made consistently to match precisely, and they’re uniquely locked in place. Plus, INTERCEPT spacers are specially recessed below
the sight line. All you’ll ever see are beautiful windows, for years and years.
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Double Glazed Slider
Single Glazed Slider
Size Information for Double Glazed Vinyl Basement Slider Window
Size
Rough Opening
Size
Light Surface (W x H)x2
Light Surface
(S.F.)
Vent Surface (W x H)
Vent Surface
(S.F.)
32X15
32 3/8” x 15 7/8”
12 3/8” x 10 3/4”
1.85
12 3/16” x 10 5/16”
0.87
32X19
32 3/8” x 19 7/8”
12 3/8” x 14 3/4”
2.54
12 3/16” x 14 5/16”
1.21
32X23
32 3/8” x 23 7/8”
12 3/8” x 18 3/4”
3.22
12 3/16” x 18 5/16”
1.55
36X48
35 7/8” x 47 7/8”
14 1/8” x 42 3/4”
8.39
13 13/16” x 42 5/16”
4.06
36X60
35 7/8” x 59 7/8”
14 1/8” x 54 3/4”
10.74
13 13/16” x 54 5/16”
5.21
48X36
47 7/8” x 35 7/8”
20 1/8” x 30 3/4”
8.60
19 13/16” x 30 5/16”
4.17
Egress Double Glazed Slider
Size Information for Double Glazed Vinyl Basement Egress Slider Window
Size
Rough Opening
Size
Light Surface (W x H)x2
Light Surface
(S.F.)
Vent Surface (W x H)
Vent Surface
(S.F.)
48x48
47 7/8” x 47 7/8”
20 1/8” x 42 3/4”
11.95
19 13/16” x 42 5/16”
5.82
48x60
47 7/8” x 59 7/8”
20 1/8” x 54 3/4”
15.30
19 13/16” x 54 5/16”
7.47
60x36
59 7/8” x 35 7/8”
26 1/8” x 30 3/4”
11.16
25 13/16” x 30 5/16”
5.43
60x48
59 7/8” x 47 7/8”
26 1/8” x 42 3/4”
15.51
25 13/16” x 42 5/16”
7.58
60x60
59 7/8” x 59 7/8”
26 1/8” x 54 3/4”
19.87
25 13/16” x 54 5/16”
9.74
72x48
71 7/8” x 47 7/8”
32 1/8” x 42 3/4”
19.07
31 13/16” x 42 5/16”
9.35
Egress Code
The Precise majestic 48” x 48” double glazed slider window conforms to most Egress criteria. With the sash opened, but not removed,
there is a 20” x 42-13/16” opening, providing 5.95 square feet with a clear opening of 20” wide. Please check with your local building
codes for required sizes and placement.
The Precise Basement Window has the easiest after pour installation on the market. It does not require a poured in place frame of any
kind. This eliminates the possibility of the window frame being damaged during the flatwork pour and all of the costs that go along
with it. It also prevents the possibility of the frame being put in backwards or upside down! The Precise Window System can be used
with Plywood and Aluminum Forms.
Size
Rough Opening
Size
Light Surface (W x H)x2
Light Surface
(S.F.)
Vent Surface (W x H)
Vent Surface
(S.F.)
32X15
32 3/8” x 15 7/8”
12 7/8” x 11 5/8”
2.08
12 5/16” x 11 1/16”
0.95
32X19
32 3/8” x 19 7/8”
12 7/8” x 15 5/8”
2.79
12 5/16” x 15 1/16”
1.29
Sliding Sash
The sliding sash is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .075” on the pull handle to .050” on the
interior walls. The sash is screwed by hand on all four corners to insure a rigid and accurate sash that matches perfectly with the frame
construction and allows finger tip control for opening and closing the sash which provides years of troublefree performance. Integral
interlocking webbing on the sash and meeting rail insure a positive interlock in the center of the window further enhancing security
and thermal performance.
Main Frame
The main frame is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .060” on the exterior walls to .050” on
the interior walls. It provides an excellent thermal barrier against all types of climate conditions. Our high tech, four head welding line
provides an all welded construction. This allows the product sizing accuracy, quality and it guarantees a leak proof corner. Our unique
heavy-duty dual wall exterior flange provides an aesthetically appealing exterior installed appearance.
Sill Riser
Constructed of rigid PVC extrusion with a wall thickness of .060”, the sill riser provides the basis for our aesthetically pleasing, equal
light, glass panel design between the fixed and the sliding sash. The design utilizes a solid, snap fit leg construction to avoid shipping
damage or loss. This design also allows for unobstructed drainage clearance under the sash panel.
Fixed Meeting Rail
The fixed meeting rail is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .060” on the exterior walls and
.050” on the interior walls. The rail is attached to the main frame with four 2-1/2” long anti-corrosive stainless steel screws. It also
contains an integral channel with a built in catch slot which receives the lock sweep mechanism enhancing security and thermal
protection.
Fixed Meeting Rail
The fixed meeting rail is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall
thickness ranging from .060” on the exterior walls and .050” on the interior
walls. The rail is attached to the main frame with four 2-1/2” long anti-corrosive
stainless steel screws. It also contains an integral channel with a built in catch
slot which receives the lock sweep mechanism enhancing security and thermal
protection.
Weather Stripping
To provide a thermal barrier against all climate conditions, the movable sash
and the meeting rail are equipped with strips of fin seal weather stripping. The
top and bottom sash rails and the interlocking edge of the meeting rail utilize a
.200” high pile inserted on each style member. Virtually all potential draft points
have been eliminated.
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Double Glazed Hopper
Window Installation
The Precise Basement Window has the easiest after pour installation on the market. It does not require a poured in place frame of any
kind. This eliminates the possibility of the window frame being damaged during the flatwork pour and all of the costs that go along
with it. It also prevents the possibility of the frame being put in backwards or upside down! The Precise Window System can be used
with Plywood and Aluminum Forms.
To install the window, simply place a bead of caulk around the wall offset, slide the window into the opening, and screw the window
into place with the screws that are provided. Tapcons can be used in place of the screws and plugs if so desired.
Size
Rough Opening
Size
Light Surface (W x H)
Light Surface (S.F.)
Vent Surface (W x H)
Vent Surface
(S.F.)
32X15
32 3/8” x 15 7/8”
26 1/8” x 9 5/8”
1.75
27 1/8” x 10 5/8”
2.00
32X19
32 3/8” x 19 7/8”
26 1/8” x 13 5/8”
2.47
27 1/8” x 14 5/8”
2.75
32x23
32 3/8” x 23 7/8”
26 1/8” x 17 5/8”
3.20
27 1/8” x 18 5/8”
3.51
Vinyl Basement Window Testing and Performance
The Precise Forms Majestic Window has been tested at a Grade HS-R25 with an air infiltration rating of ASTM E283 and a water
resistance of ASTM E547. The Majestic Window has been tested in compliance with NFRC 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 criteria and meets
Energy Star™ Standards with Low-E glass with argon fill. The Precise Forms Double Glazed Hopper Window performs to a .47 U factor as
tested by NFRC. Low E glass and argon fill is available which has a U factor of .31 as tested by the NFRC.
Hinged Sash
The hinged sash is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .062” on the exterior walls to .050”
on the interior walls. The sash is welded on all four corners to ensure a rigid and accurate sash that matches perfectly with the
frame construction. The grip latch assembly allows easy control for opening and closing the sash and provides years of trouble-free
performance and further enhances security and thermal performance.
Main Frame
Installation with Redheads or Tapcons
Installation with Plastic Plug
1. Put the window in place and mark the holes to be drilled.
2. Remove the window and drill the holes for the redheads with
a 1/4” drill bit. For the tapcons use a 5/32” drill bit.
3. Insert the redheads into the drilled holes. (omit this step for
tapcons).
4. Place the insulation strip on the top of the window (for up
windows only).
5. Place a line of caulking around the inside of the window
flange.
6. Push the window into the opening and screw it into place.
1. BEFORE the pour, place the Plastic Plugs into the window
pouring buck.
2. Remove the buck after the pour. This will cause the tip of the
plug to break off but the body will remain in the wall.
3. Place the insulation strip on the top of the window (for up
windows only).
4. Place a line of caulking around the inside of the window
flange.
5. Push the window into the opening and screw it into place.
Plastic Plug
Window installation has never been quicker or easier! The Precise
Plastic Plugs are placed into holes in the pouring buck before
placing the buck into the wall. After the pour, the body of the
plug remains in the concrete for easy installation of either the
single or double glazed vinyl basement window. The Plastic Plug
eliminates the need to drill the concrete, which is a real time
saver!
The main frame is constructed of rigid PVC hollow extrusion with a wall thickness ranging from .080” on the sash contact wall, .060” on
the exterior walls, and .050” on the interior walls. It provides an excellent thermal barrier against all types of climate conditions. Our
high tech, four head welding line provides an all welded construction. This allows accurate product sizing, quality, and it guarantees a
leak proof corner. Our unique heavy-duty dual wall exterior flange provides an aesthetically appealing exterior installed appearance.
Glazing
An insulated glass package designed with a 3/4” overall thickness, utilizing the INTERCEPT spacer system, provides the ultimate in
“Warm Edge” spacer technology. The glass assembly is built in our own high-tech window manufacturing facility on the INTERCEPT Roll
Forming System from GED. We are pleased to provide our customers with the highest quality glazing on the market today. The main
frame and sliding sash are glazed with a continuous bead of high quality silicone adhesive, which is applied by robots for accuracy and
consistency.
Weather Stripping
To provide a thermal barrier against all climate conditions, the hinged sash is equipped with strips of fin seal weather stripping.
Window Well Anchor Clip
The Area Wall Anchor attaches to the pouring buck before it’s
placed into the wall. When the buck is stripped, the aluminum
anchor remains in the wall allowing the area wall to be bolted
into place with standard bolts (which are included with the
anchor). The Anchor allows easy placement of the area wall
without drilling or nailing into the concrete, saving both time
and money!! Special sizes require a minimum quantity. Using
the Area Wall Anchor, the area wall can be installed in just a few
minutes.
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Safety Grate and Escape Ladder
Window Buck
The Safety Grate is strong enough to stand on,
yet light enough to push off for emergency
escape. The safety grate shields windows
from debris and protects individuals from the
accidental misstep.
The specially designed pouring buck forms a 7/8” offset in the
wall opening. The offset, combined with the window flange,
creates a positive seal against water infiltration. Both the single
and double glazed window will fit into the same opening. This
enables the home builder to determine the style of window right
up to the time of closing the home.
The Precise Escape Ladder meets the rigors
required of an escape ladder plus the beauty of
a quality crafted product. Our escape ladder was
designed to be the benchmark of the industry.
Once installed, the ladder blends in perfectly to
enhance the appeal to the end user. It is easily
installed on most area walls. Simply drop the
ladder into position and attach it to the area
wall with tapcons.
An entire wall lined with window bucks to create a
perfect view for the home owner.
Window Buck Nail Plate
Window Buck Tie Guide
Window Well - Metal
The Window Buck Nail Plate allows
owners of wood forms to place the
window in any location they desire.
It is easily adjustable for exact
placement.
Tie Guides are used in those
circumstances where they are needed
to hold the window buck into position
for the pour. They can be adjusted for
optimal buck placement.
These high quality Area Walls are made from heavy-duty 18 gauge galvanized steel.
They feature a 3/4 inch profile with expertly designed double-ribbed corners for
added strength, reducing the need for extra bracing. Available in multiple sizes
including egress.
Window Buck Hold Up
Window Buck Clamp
The window buck hold-up hold a standard pouring buck to the
top of the wall. This is perfect for the contractor that usually
pours windows with concrete headers but occasionally needs to
pour a window at the top of the wall.
The Window Buck Clamp is a quick and easy way to hold window
bucks or frames in place during the pour without drilling
through the facesheet.
Interior Trim Kit
Window Buck Hold Down
Window Buck Extension
Lintel cones hold the pouring buck a
specified depth down in the wall to
create a concrete header. Check for
available depths.
The Buck Extension comes in 1” and 2” widths. It attaches to a
standard 8” pouring buck allowing you to pour 9” or 10” thick
walls without having to invest in additional window pouring
bucks.
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Our Trim Kit allows you to finish the interior with ease! The Precise Trim Kit allows you to finish off the interior of the window without
having to use lumber. The trim snaps into the window creating a finished look with little cost or time. The kit is adjustable to fit
different thickness walls.
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Window Well Rockwell
RockWell window wells help turn your basement into a retreat. Our
window wells have a stone texture that truly looks and feels like
real stone, adding great curb appeal and an aesthetically pleasing
view from the inside out. Our wells allow for more natural light and
ventilation into an otherwise dark & drab basement. They leave
basement rooms feeling larger and more inviting.
Each of our window well options adheres to IRC 2009 Egress
Code standards. This means they meet or exceed dimensional
and accessibility requirements to allow occupants out and rescue
personnel in during an emergency. These standards apply to
renovations of older homes as well as new homes. If you are
finishing your basement or converting a storage room into a
bedroom, it is required by law to make sure there is a direct exit
from each inhabited room. Steps provide easy access out of
basement window well
Cast in Place Vinyl
Basement Window
Versatile tie slots and lifting pockets
built into the plywood brace.
Installing your window wells will be easier than you might expect. They are made of the
same strong, durable, light weight composite material used in the aviation industry. The
single piece construction of our wells means no assembly is required. Just excavate the space
around your window, lower the stone textured window well into position, bolt it to your
foundation, and fill in any extra space with the displaced soil, no pea-gravel required.
The ready to pour Cast in Place Vinyl
Basement Window comes protected with
polystyrene and OSB board.
Elite and Premier Series window wells are available with practical and stylish
accessories.
Available in clear glass and low E. Standard
unit sizes are 4040 Egress (47-7/8” x 47-7/8”)
and 3220 (31-7/8” x 19-7/8”).
Interior and exterior vinyl unit
protected from concrete by tape.
Window Well Cover Rockwell
These covers are designed to keep out what you don’t want and let through
what you do. Made of strong polycarbonate, they can withstand 500 pounds
of weight - perfect for preventing family members and pets from accidentally
falling in. They are also excellent for keeping out fallen leaves, snow, and UV
rays as well as obscuring the view into your basement. These window well
covers still allow natural light in and are easily opened from the inside for quick
escape in the event of an emergency.
No reusable pouring buck required!
The window includes a durable metal
locking system, aluminum half screen with
a white frame, insulated weather stripping,
brass sash rollers, and weep holes. Both
sashes are removable and replaceable.
Our clear polycarbonate covers are available for both the Elite and Premier
window wells. They are constructed of a 10 mm fluted polycarbonate material
with UV light protection.
Window Well Grate Rockwell
These grates offer many of the same benefits as the polycarbonate covers
while allowing ventilation and unobstructed natural light. They are just as
strong and effective at preventing fall-ins without limiting airflow. The earth
tone powder coating on these window well grates will fit in nicely with your
landscaping, and, of course, they are easy to open from the inside during
emergencies.
These safety grates are durable and will prevent members of your family from
accidentally falling into the window well. They allow ventilation and will not
obstruct the natural light from entering your basement. They are also easy to
open for egress routes. The window well grates are powder coated with an
earth tone color that will fit in with your home’s natural landscape. They are
suitable for use with our Elite and Premier window wells.
Our grates are 73” x 42”. They are constructed of 1/2” metal tubing and angle
iron. They can withstand 500 lbs.
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Durable PVC welded frames, chambered for strength and rigidity.
Frame sizes available in nominal and full dimensions:
7-1/2”, 8”, 9-1/2”, 10”, 11-1/2”, 12”
Full OSB board reinforcement, to resist concrete pressure deflection, provides
a full-face nailer capability to secure to forms and protects the sash and screen
during the pour. Tie slots provide easy placement of the window when using a
flat tie system.
Multilingual Labeling designating top and bottom.
Multiple exterior keyways to lock the window into the concrete.
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Aluminum Concrete Forming Systems
Precise Forms, Inc.
1-800-537-0706 1-816-690-3400
www.preciseforms.com
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