Jack strap details

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In 2010 Jack and Tinker Evans decided to add on to their house.  While cutting wood spacers to size and having to stagger nails so as not to hit each other, Jack came up with an idea. With much consideration and brainstorming, the  “Construction Spacers” were invented. We fondly refer to them as "Jack Straps." Over the next few years and a little money, two patents have been drawn up.

If you want to see the details please look at the patent site https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/search-patents  Search for the following patents:

     US 9003,738

     US 9,322,159

For a generic description, read on.

Jack Straps eliminate the need for and cost of standard wooden blocks/spacers and save time as well. They are premeasured for desired spacing such as 14", 16", 20" and so on. Each strap connects to each other and can be secured using a standard nailing gun, screws or the old fashioned hammer and nail.

There are three versions of "Jack Straps" including one for each, conventional ceiling, cathedral ceiling and floor joist.  In each version, the carbon steel alloy used is of a one and one-quarter inch (1 ¼”) width and one-sixteenth of an inch depth (1/16”).

The cathedral ceiling rafters feature a recessed cross-bar that the standard ceiling does not. This provides the required one-inch gap of spacing between the insulation and the roof panels.

The floor joists are the same as the conventional ceiling with the exception of the outside perimeters near the walls. Those include a twelve-inch (12”) perpendicular-extending "wing" that is bent to go up the stud of the wall to provide strength and uniformity. 

By improving the time spent to install the rafters and joists,  the costs are reduced. The structures built may be more durable against high winds, hurricanes, tornados and earthquakes. The use of these can reduce the incidence of cracks in wall plaster and insurance companies may award discounts and/or incentives to policy holders’ insuring structures built with them. A "green " approach can be considered here as the amount of wood products can be reduced.

Our goal is to find someone who wants to invest in a concept to help make it real. A licensing agreement and/or funds for manufacturing and marketing is key.