Standard Practice for Installation of Cellulosic and Mineral Fiber Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation
|Publication Date:||15 March 2017|
|ICS Code (Thermal and sound insulating materials):||91.100.60|
This practice covers procedures for the installation of cellulosic and mineral fiber loose-fill insulation in ceilings, attics, and floor and wall cavities of new or existing housing and other framed buildings.
This practice applies only to the installation of dry loose-fill thermal insulation consisting of cellulosic materials or mineral fiber by pneumatic or pouring application.
This practice covers the installation process from preinstallation inspection through post-installation procedure. It does not cover the production of the insulation materials.
This practice is not intended to replace the manufacturer's installation instructions, but shall be used in conjunction with such instructions. This practice is not intended to supersede local, state, or federal codes.
This practice assumes that the installer possesses a good working knowledge of the applicable codes and regulations, safety practices, tools, equipment, and methods necessary for the installation of thermal insulation materials. It also assumes that the installer understands the fundamentals of residential construction that affect the installation of insulation.
The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see Section 5.