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Patented Blown Cellulose Insulation System

Part 1.General

1.1 Section Includes

  1. Cellulose Insulation
  2. Wood Stud Framing Cavity Installation
  3. Acoustic and Fire Performance

1.2 References

  1. Complies with appropriate sections of federal specifications CSA HH-1515D
  2. Complies with appropriate sections of ASTM C739 and ASTM C516
  3. Complies with appropriate sections of Consumer Products Safety Commission Interim Safety Standards for Cellulose Insulation
  4. Complies with HUD "Use of Materials Bulletin No 80" (UM-80)
  5. The following test results were obtained when the D.P.W.S.™ was tested using the Comfort Safe™ Brand of cellulose insulation manufactured by Mason City Recycling Insulation of Mason City, Iowa. Note: Each licensed manufacturer of cellulose insulation marketing the Dry Pac Wall System™ will provide separate test data.
  6. Thermal Resistance ASTM C518
  7. Corrosion Section 3-ASTM C-730 - PASS
  8. Critical Radiant Flux Section 10-ASTM C-739 - PASS
  9. Moisture Absorption Section 12-ASTM C-739 - PASS
  10. Odor Section13-ASTM C-739 PASS
  11. Starch Content Section 15-ASTM C-739 PASS
  12. UL-Fire Resistance Directory
  13. WH (Warnock Hersey) Certification Listings

1.3 Quality Assurance

  1. Perform work in accordance with references listed above following certified applicator video instructions

Part 2. Products

2.1 Manufacturers, of Cellulose Fiber Insulation, eligible for use with D.P.W.S. System

  1. Champion Insulation Co.
  2. Modern Insulation Co.
  3. Mason City Recycling
  4. Paul's Insulation
  5. Mountain Fiber Insulation
  6. Benolec
  7. Thermal Cool Insulation Co.
  8. Nation Fiber Insulation Co.
  9. Central Fiber Insulation Co.
  10. Thermoguard Insulation Co.
  11. Substitutions: None
  12. Any manufacturer of U.L. labeled Cellulose Insulation

2.2 Framing Materials

  1. Studs:
    1. 2"x4" - 2"x6" - 2"x8"
    2. 2"x6" Facing with 1" Thermal Brake
    3. 2"x10 - 2"x12" - Any Dimensional Framing Cavity
  2. Ceiling Framing:
    1. 2"x4" studs/rafters/trusses - any vault with any dimensional framing - NO LIMITATIONS.
  3. Framing - ASTM-C645, GA-216 and GA-50
  4. Fastners: 1" Wide Crown, 16 Gauge Staples, 1" Length
  5. Anchorage to any framing "LIP" Stitch to wood framing for all applications - Vaulted Ceilings, Under Floors, Knee Walls.

2.3 Materials

3 Ply Poly Reinforced Vapor/Air Barrier - Retaining Wall Materials

  1. Polyethylene - Exterior Layers
  2. Polyester Cord - Middle Layer
  3. Air Barrier: Continuous with thermal insulation
  4. Caulking or Sealant: (Where Required by Code) Tremco Acoustical Sealant
  5. Cellulose Insulation: Standard Drywall/Attic Cavity Insulation
    • Manufactured to ASTM C739 specifications, federal specifications HH1-515, FHA, MPS and VA requirements and Consumer Product Safety amended interim safety standard for cellulose insulation.

2.4 Accessories

  1. Low expansion foam air sealant, caulking
  2. Tape
  3. Staples

Part 3 Execution

3.1 Examination

  1. Coordination and meetings
  2. Verify that site conditions are cleaned and that framing electrical and plumbing are completed and "signed Off" by appropriate code officials.

3.2 Wood Stud Installation

  1. Studs installed to building code framing requirements (16" OC or 24" OC)
  2. On Walls - Sheathing for exterior preferred as plywood or OSB
  3. If FOAM: Require nailing to manufacturer's specifications
  4. If FOAM (Poly-CSO) Require bracing to avoid racking
  5. Siding should be attached only to studs
  6. Install 3 PLY reinforced vapor/air barrier using "LIP STITCH" method per certified par/PAC™ applicator instructions
3.3 Ceiling Poly Installation
  1. Install poly continuous with thermal insulation
  2. Where wall poly meets ceiling poly, tape seam if required by local code.

3.4 Cellulose Fiber Installation

  1. Install Cellulose to a minimum 3# PCF Non-Settling Density
  2. Confirm density visually and physically by striking the wall with your hand to determine movement of blown-in cellulose insulation
  3. Poly will be drum skin tight and pillowing from blower pneumatic pressure - will be minimized after air pressure is released
  4. Insert hose into cavity and withdraw as density is achieved (min. 3lb. per cubic foot).

3.5 Sealing Penetration in Poly

  1. Where required by code seal Poly to bottom plate and top plate with 3M tape.
  2. Seal slits in poly used for access for blowing tube with 3M or Tyvek tape. Duct tape may be used if allowed by code.
  3. Cut poly around electrical boxes and seal with approved tape.
  4. Waste cellulose from clean up can be bagged and placed in the attic

 

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