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Haul soil, sawdust, even a wet dog in your van or SUV!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2013 by kerryall

Small cargo liner open and closed

The Kerry-All Pouch cargo liner is designed to fit in the rear of an SUV or minivan, but it can also be used in ¼ ton or full size pickup trucks.

Use the liner to keep the back of your vehicle clean when hauling compost, plants, mulch, potting soil, anything that could make a mess of the carpet back there. It’s even a great spot for that wet dog.

All Kerry-All Pouches are made from 14 x 14 weave woven polyethylene with an ultraviolet coating on both sides, for a total thickness of 16 mil; much heavier than those cheap tarps people struggle with and replace every few months. The cargo liner will last for years.

The cargo liner has webbing loops along the top edges to secure it in the back of the vehicle, using bungee cords or rope. Attach the front to the headrest posts and the sides to anywhere you can find a place for a hook. Included with the liner are suction cup hooks to attach to the side windows fort more attaching points.

The rear side folds down to cover the edge of the van when loading or unloading and has full-length Velcro to secure the cargo liner as a solid container. The dimensions of the standard unit are approximately 56” long x 42” wide x 14” high.

This size is designed to fit a van with three rows of seats, with only the rear seat needing to be folded down. When not using it, the liner folds up for easy storage under a seat.

The Rhoades cycle car cover

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2012 by kerryall

The Rhoades cycle car cover

A two-seater cycle car, stay in shape, burn calories, not gas!

Portable tablesaw cover

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2012 by kerryall

Portable tablesaw cover

Keep your folding tablesaw dry in your pickup truck!

Several new Kerry-All Pouches!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 8, 2012 by kerryall

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog.

In the last year or so, I’ve added covers for the folding tablesaws you see contractors using on jobsites, hauling them home in their pickup trucks in the pouring rain. Same thing with those awesome sliding compound miter saws.

Now there’s a cover available to protect them.

Besides those, I now offer a cover for a walk-behind snowblower, a portable generator, ride-on lawn mowers… just about any type of outdoor power equipment. Not everybody is lucky enough to have a garage or storage shed to hold everything, so my covers are an inexpensive alternative.

That’s it for tonight… have to go hide Easter eggs!

The Kerry-All Hurricane Pouch!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 19, 2010 by kerryall

Hurricanes have been particularly devastating to many areas of the southern United States. These areas include coastal districts of Louisiana and Texas, the Florida Keys, Mississippi and southern Florida. Specific areas in this ‘hurricane zone’ include Tampa, St. Petersburgh and Ft. Lauderdale (Florida), Carolina Beach/Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington and Cape Hatteras (North Carolina) and even as far north as Eastern Long Island (New Jersey).

Many homeowners in these areas use plywood ‘shutters’ to cover windows and doors during storm periods of extremely high winds. These sheets of plywood are often nailed or screwed over the door and window openings. Screws would be more advisable as they make removal of the sheets after the storm easier than those secured with nails.

Some hurricane experts suggest the plywood sheets should be custom fit to attach snugly to the inside edge of the door or window frame. This method works on some types of windows but not all.

What to do with the plywood sheets after the storm is a concern for many property owners. First, one should mark all pieces for easier relocation to the same spot during the next storm (mark “bathroom window” on the sheet that fits, of course, the bathroom window). This may seem like a waste of time, but if the owner has a lot of openings of a similar size, it could cause confusion, and if the storm warning is of short notice, confusion of which panel goes where is an unwelcome feeling.

For some people, they can simply remove the panels and store them in the garage or backyard shed. But what if they don’t own a house with a garage or shed? They can’t just leave them in a pile in the backyard for the sun, wind and rain to prematurely age them and make them warped and unusable. Rodents can be a problem, insects (termites are common in some of these locales) can shorten the plywood life span.

One option for this is to cover them with a standard tarpaulin (tarp) that can be found in most hardware and automotive stores. A roll of rope and some time can cover them fairly adequately, but unless it’s done properly, it’s not long before the wind has worked the rope loose and your tarp is flying around in the wind, exposing those expensive sheets.

Another option for outdoor storage of plywood sheets is a woven polyethylene pouch, similar to a large ‘envelope’, but big enough to hold around thirty sheets of 3/4″ x 4′ x 8′ plywood. One end is open and seals with Velcro, so after you slide all the sheets inside, you seal up the Velcro end and you have a watertight storage container for the hurricane protection.

These pouches are made from partially recycled plastic and reusable for years, so they are a ‘green’ product, a welcome change to single use plastic that ends up in our landfills every year. They are also treated with an ultraviolet inhibitor to help prevent breakdown while being stored outside. Hurricane pouches are reasonably priced and easily fold up for storage while the plywood is protecting the structure. Every homeowner who needs this type of storage should consider this type of pouch.

Win a Kerry-All Pouch !!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 by kerryall

Want to win a Kerry-All Pouch?

Just go to www.kerrywoodworking.com and use the contact page. Send us a unique use for one of our pouches… or suggest a design for a new style pouch.

We’ll compare all the entries and the sender that shows the greatest creativity  will win a free Kerry-All plywood pouch, including shipping.

Entry deadline is August 31, 2010. The winner will be announced in early September.

Enter now!  Tell your friends!

Protect Your Building Supplies From the Weather in an Open Truck

Posted in Uncategorized on July 11, 2010 by kerryall

Do you transport building supplies in an open pickup truck, a flatbed truck, or even a flatbed tractor trailer? Much of the time the weather is either damp and rainy, or snowing (in the winter areas of North America). With the price of building supplies these days, contractors and renovation people need to protect their shipments.

You can put that expensive sheet of oak or birch plywood in your truck as is, and take your chances that it will stay sunny until you get to the job site, or on a rainy day, wrap that sheet in plastic or with a tarp. But a few miles down the road, the wind catches it and tears it off. It’s raining now and your wood is getting wet.

There is a least one product on the market that can prevent this, is reusable, made partly with recycled plastic and is easy to load. It is made of woven polyethylene and is like an envelope, or “pouch”. The open end is covered with Velcro, so that when you slide in your building materials, you seal the open end with the Velcro. It is now watertight.

The plywood pouch is just over 4 feet wide x 8 feet and can hold about 8-10 sheets of ¾” plywood or other sheet goods. This pouch is also ideal for shipping sheets of drywall. Building supply companies often ship 10-20 sheets of ½” drywall on a flatbed truck and many delivery people say it seems most people order it like this on a rainy day. The previous method has been to wrap it with a tarp (if they can find one and lots of rope or straps in the building supply yard, or wrap it in thin, flimsy plastic, holding it down with staples.

The plastic easily rips in the wind (and that’s what you get at 50 miles per hour down the road) or a few staples get left behind and are found the hard way (“ouch!”) by the drywall hanger. All this plastic ends up in the landfill. These reusable pouches eliminate that problem and help protect our fragile environment.

Other sizes are also available: you can get a 3 feet x 17 feet pouch for transporting baseboard moulding and other long boards. There are covers available for a full 32-sheet lift of drywall usually delivered by boom truck from the building supply.

There’s a pallet cover for feed companies to cover a pallet of feed, seed or other material usually shipped in paper bags. Corn seed is very expensive and makes the cost of the reusable pouch a great investment.

Almost any size pouch can be made to order. You need a mattress cover? No problem. Kayak cover? Sure. Cover for your grain drill? Absolutely. Contact the right people http://www.kerrywoodworking.com and you can order whatever size you need.