Fast B ACKER STORY
Hello, my name is Tim and this is how the FastBacker came about: At the time, I was working in the lumber industry (for 29 years), and preparing myself to be let go. This was during the time when most mills were getting shut down and I knew I was ultimately going to lose my job. Because of this, I decided to start a new career of becoming a contractor. While building my ﬁrst house, I realized I needed to save money anywhere I could. When I was framing the house, I was outside counting the rest of the lumber I could take back. At this point, Jack, my brother, came and asked me where the top plate was for the house (i.e. sheet rock backer). This is when I realized that the wood I was planning on returning was in fact the wood I was going to have to use just to hang sheet rock. I instantly called the city inspector to see if I had to have this lumber to be used as sheet rock backer. He informed me that this backer that we were currently using was “non-structural wood” and you could use any form of material. He also added that if you could come up with a product that could replace this lumber that would be fantastic. That evening, my son and my brother and I drew up the FastBacker from the dust on the hood of my truck. This is where we came up with the idea of the oﬀ-set T shape, and the FastBacker was born. During this brainstorming, we knew that we want to manage a natural resource and produce this product with recycled material. Over the next two weeks, I searched everywhere for a product similar to do this, sure that there was something already created. I couldn’t ﬁnd it anywhere. At this stage, I produced a prototype of the FastBacker. After the prototype was produced, I searched out a patent company to start the steps to secure a patent for the product. Four and a half years later, we received our patent. FastBacker was born.
WALL FAS TE RY
THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
U O ES NAT U R AL R
Let’s take a closer look at how FastBacker can help America go green. The lumber saved by using FastBacker can also be thought in terms of trees. In 2008 there were over 100,000 new homes built in the USA. If the average tree produces (4)2”X 6”16” boards, we could save as much or more than 100,000 trees every year.
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THE DRY WALL FASTENER THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
MANUFACTURED WITH RIGID PVC PLASTIC UL CODE 94 VO PATENT PENDING MADE IN THE USA
(4)2”X 6”16”= 13” AROUND X 20ʼ LONG TREE
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MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES FASTBACKER INC. 8052 W. MAIN STREET RATHDRUM, ID 83858 208.712.3012 PH. 208.712.3085 FAX
Fast B ACKER is a recycled plastic drywall backer that replaces non-structural wood and
will save you time and money. With FastBacker you will save labor and materials, all the while using an environmental green building product. FastBacker is ideal for all phases of construction from new to remodel.
• FastBacker is made from recycled materials, materials that if not recycled would have ended up in our nations many landﬁlls. • Using FastBacker allows additional room for full insulation in interior corners. A fully insulated corner contributes to reduced heating and cooling loss. • By removing the studs traditionally used for drywall backing, FastBacker allows a builder to use those saved boards for a structural purpose somewhere else.
Savings ON THE JOB SITE
• Labor is one of the most expensive resources on a construction site. FastBacker provides a quick alternative to using studs for drywall backing. With the added working space created by FastBacker, plumbers and electricians also save time working within the wall space. • FastBacker needs only a limited amount of nails to secure in place creating additional savings on materials.
FASTBACKER CAN BE SPLIT EASILY AND APPLIED IN SINGLE CORNER APPLICATIONS
FASTBACKER IS APPLICABLE IN ALL INTERIOR WALL APPLICATIONS
CAN BE APPLIED ON 9ʼ WALLS
FASTBACKER IS EASILY APPLIED WHERE PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL ARE IN THE WAY
THE 7” SCREW PATTERN COMPLYING WITH 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE CAN BE
ADDRESSED BY ADDING AN ADDITIONAL SHORTENED PIECE OF FASTBACKER