How To Operate An Albion® Engineering Rover Backer Rod Installer

Albion Engineering 1051-1 Rover Backer Rod Installer ready for operation
Albion Engineering 1051-1 Rover Backer Rod Installer ready for operation

Watch how to operate an Albion Engineering Rover Backer Rod Installer (Video Transcript). Then learn more about the materials, tools and accessories required to operate safely and efficiently.

Albion Engineering Rover Backer Rod Installer Operation Video Transcript

  • Achieve higher speed, quality, productivity, craftsmanship, and consistency than the traditional labor intensive method
  • Three passes are required along with downward force from the operator
  • [Supplemental Description:]
    • A single operator walks behind the Rover, pushing it forward. The Rover continuously inserts backer rod into a concrete floor expansion joint at a consistent depth, while feeding backer rod from an integrally mounted spool.
    • The operator breaks the backer rod at the end of a run and uses a Backer Rod Insertion Tool to finish the process of inserting and cutting the backer rod to length.
    • A similar procedure occurs at the start of a run. The operator uses the Rover to insert a short section of backer rod, stops, and uses the Backer Rod Insertion Tool to finish the new starting point, before resuming operation.
    • The single operator repeats the entire process for each section of concrete expansion joint.
  • Lightweight, portable and easy to set up
  • Larger wheel / hose for larger backer rod
  • Easy to get around manholes and other obstacles

Rover Backer Rod Installer Operation Materials, Tools and Accessories

Materials, Tools and Accessories – Shown

  • Backer Rod – Closed-cell, polyethylene foam, joint filler, 1/8 to 1-inch diameter
  • Albion Engineering Standard Model Backer Rod Insertion Tool – 640-5 with optional telescopic extension pole
  • Albion Engineering Rover Backer Rod Installer
  • Albion Engineering Backer Rod Insertion Tool – 640-4 Road Model with a reinforced resin handle to withstand rough use on horizontal surfaces.

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Last Modified: August 23, 2019

How To Apply MasterSeal® NP 2 Sealant

BASF MasterSeal® NP 2 Sealant packaged in a 3.5 gallon pail
BASF MasterSeal NP 2 Multi-Component Polyurethane Sealant in a 3.5 gallon pail

Watch how to apply MasterSeal NP 2, a multi-component, highly flexible, high performance, non-priming, polyurethane sealant (Video Transcript). Then learn more about the materials, tools and accessories required to do the job safely and efficiently.

MasterSeal NP 2 Sealant Application Video Transcript

  • Ensure substrate is structurally sound, fully cured, dry and clean
  • Use [MasterSeal P 176] primer as necessary
  • If required, install the appropriate size backer rod for the joint
  • Open the pail and remove the NP 2 activator and plastic sheet
  • Open and pour the NP 2 activator into the pail
  • Thoroughly mix for 4-6 minutes with a slow speed drill and sealant mixing paddle
  • Add MasterSeal 900 pigment into the pail
  • Continue mixing until the pigment is evenly dispersed
  • Draw sealant into caulking gun
  • Attach cone to the caulking gun
  • Cut the cone slightly smaller than the width of the joint
  • Fill joint from the deepest point, to the surface
  • Dry tool joints to create a smooth, concave shape
  • Refer to the MasterSeal NP 2 technical data guide for more information.

Sealant Application Materials, Tools and Accessories

Materials, Tools and Accessories – Shown

  • Protective Gloves – 4-mil nitrile, disposable glove
  • Protective Clothing – Long-sleeve sweatshirt
  • MasterSeal P 176 Primer – High-solids, low-VOC, solvent-based primer for priming joints and substrates
  • Brush
  • Backer Rod – Closed-cell, polyethylene foam, joint filler
  • Wooden Rod, Tapered – Used to press the backer rod completely into the joint
  • MasterSeal NP 2 Sealant, 1.5 Gallon Kit – Preferred for larger sealant applications
  • Steel Pail Opener
  • MasterSeal NP2/SL2 Activator
  • Low Speed Drill
  • Sealant Mixing Paddle
  • MasterSeal 900 Color Pack
  • Spatula – Scrape sides of color pack pigment container
  • Bulk Caulking Gun – Manual Bulk Gun
  • Bulk Caulking Gun Cone
  • Caulk Spatula – Give a smooth, concave shape to the sealed joint.

Precautionary Accessories – Not Shown

Refer to the MasterSeal NP 2 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more information.

  • Eye Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection – In case of inadequate ventilation
  • Tool Belt.

Citations

Last Modified: July 21, 2019

How To Apply MasterSeal® NP 100™ Sealant

BASF MasterSeal® NP 100™ High Performance Hybrid Sealant packaged in a 300 ml cartridge
BASF MasterSeal NP 100 High Performance Hybrid Sealant in a 300 ml cartridge package

Watch how to apply MasterSeal NP 100, a high performance, low modulus, high movement, non-sag, fast curing, and ready-to-use hybrid sealant (Video Transcript). Then learn more about the materials, tools and accessories required to do the job safely and efficiently.


MasterSeal NP 100 Sealant Application Video Transcript

  • Ensure substrate is structurally sound, fully cured, dry and clean
  • Use [MasterSeal P 173] primer as necessary
  • If required, install the appropriate size backer rod for the joint
  • When using 300 ml cartridges, cut tip of cartridge for desired width of the sealant bead
  • Puncture foil using a sharp object
  • Insert cartridge into caulking gun
  • When using 20-ounce propaks, insert propak into a bulk caulking gun
  • Open propak with a razor knife, then attach cone to the caulking gun
  • Cut the cone slightly smaller than the width of the joint
  • Fill joint from the deepest point, to the surface
  • Dry tool joints to create a smooth, concave shape
  • Refer to the MasterSeal NP 100 technical data guide for more information.

Sealant Application Materials, Tools and Accessories

Materials, Tools and Accessories – Shown

  • Protective Gloves – 4-mil nitrile, disposable glove
  • Protective Clothing – Long-sleeve sweatshirt
  • MasterSeal P 173 Primer – Quick drying, solvent-based primer for priming joints and substrates
  • Brush
  • Backer Rod – Closed-cell, polyethylene foam, joint filler
  • Wooden Rod, Tapered – Used to press the backer rod completely into the joint
  • MasterSeal NP 100 Sealant, 300 ml Cartridge Package – Preferred for smaller sealant applications
  • Razor Knife
  • Caulking Gun – Manual Cartridge Gun
  • MasterSeal NP 100 Sealant, 20-Ounce ProPak Package – Economical and efficient for larger sealant applications
  • Bulk Caulking Gun – Manual Bulk Gun
  • Bulk Caulking Gun Cone
  • Caulk Spatula – Give a smooth, concave shape to the sealed joint.

Precautionary Accessories – Not Shown

Refer to the MasterSeal NP 100 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more information.

  • Eye Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection – In case of inadequate ventilation
  • Tool Belt.

Citations

Last Modified: July 21, 2019

How To Apply MasterSeal® NP 1™ Sealant

BASF MasterSeal®  NP 1 Sealant packaged in a 300 ml cartridge, inserted into a manual caulking gun
BASF MasterSeal NP 1 Polyurethane Sealant in a 300 ml cartridge package, inserted into a caulking gun

Watch how to apply MasterSeal NP 1, a one-component, high performance, non-priming, gun-grade, elastomeric polyurethane sealant (Video Transcript). Then learn more about the materials, tools and accessories required to do the job safely and efficiently.

How To Apply MasterSeal® NP 1 Sealant

MasterSeal NP 1 Sealant Application Video Transcript

  • Ensure substrate is structurally sound, fully cured, dry and clean
  • Use [MasterSeal P 176] primer as necessary
  • If required, install the appropriate size backer rod for the joint
  • When using 300 ml cartridges, cut tip of cartridge for desired width of the sealant bead
  • Puncture foil using a sharp object
  • Insert cartridge into caulking gun
  • When using 20-ounce propaks, insert propak into a bulk caulking gun
  • Open propak with a razor knife, then attach cone to the caulking gun
  • Cut the cone slightly smaller than the width of the joint
  • Fill joint from the deepest point, to the surface
  • Dry tool joints to create a smooth, concave shape
  • Refer to the MasterSeal NP 1 technical data guide for more information.

Sealant Application Materials, Tools and Accessories

Materials, Tools and Accessories – Shown

  • Protective Gloves – 4-mil nitrile, disposable glove
  • Protective Clothing – Long-sleeve sweatshirt
  • MasterSeal P 176 Primer – High-solids, low-VOC, solvent-based primer for priming joints and substrates
  • Brush
  • Backer Rod – Closed-cell, polyethylene foam, joint filler
  • Wooden Rod, Tapered – Used to press the backer rod completely into the joint
  • MasterSeal NP 1 Sealant, 300 ml Cartridge Package – Preferred for smaller sealant applications
  • Razor Knife
  • Caulking Gun – Manual Cartridge Gun
  • MasterSeal NP 1 Sealant, 20-Ounce ProPak Package – Economical and efficient for larger sealant applications
  • Bulk Caulking Gun – Manual Bulk Gun
  • Bulk Caulking Gun Cone
  • Caulk Spatula – Give a smooth, concave shape to the sealed joint.

Precautionary Accessories – Not Shown

Refer to the MasterSeal NP 1 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more information.

  • Eye Protection
  • Face Protection
  • Respiratory Protection – In case of inadequate ventilation
  • Tool Belt.

Citations

Last Modified: July 21, 2019