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1.1 This practice describes procedures for the installation of granular loose-fill insulation in ceilings, attics, floor, and wall cavities of new or existing housing and other framed buildings.
1.2 This practice applies only to the installation of dry loose-fill thermal insulation consisting of granular materials such as perlite and vermiculite by pneumatic or pouring application.
1.3 This practice covers the installation process from pre-installation inspection through post-installation procedure. It does not cover the production of the insulation materials.
1.4 These procedures are not intended to replace the manufacturer's installation instructions but shall be used in conjunction with such instructions. This practice is not intended to supercede local, state, or federal codes.
1.5 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.
1.6 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. Specific safety procedures are contained in Section 5.
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ASTM C1049-85(1995)e1, Standard Practice for Installation of Granular Loose-Fill Thermal Insulation (Withdrawn 2001), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.orgBack to Top