The Flex-C Trac system

A serpentine contraption of galvanized steel is designed to shorten the process of plotting curved walls, arches, winding staircases and barrel-vaulted ceilings.

December 01, 2001

A serpentine contraption of galvanized steel is designed to shorten the process of plotting curved walls, arches, winding staircases and barrel-vaulted ceilings.

The Flex-C Trac system, by Flex-Ability Concepts, is a 10-foot-long, U-shaped channel of pivotally connected galvanized steel sections with a slideable, galvanized steel strap on each side. The track is shaped by hand to the desired radius of the curve and secured with self-tapping screws. The track is then fastened to the ceiling or floor and is ready for studs. Flex-C Trac sections can be cut to the desired length with tin snips.

Sales and marketing director Dave Younge says there a few differences between the Flex-C Trac system and the traditional way of creating curved walls out of plywood. “Depending on the curve, you could pay $25 for the plywood (necessary to create the curve), and you can buy a 10-foot piece of Flex-C Trac for less.” The system does require longer 2 2 4 studs, he says, because Flex-C Trac acts as top and bottom plates, but the plates are not as thick as their standard plywood counterparts.

Visit www.flexc.com or call 405/715-1799.

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