Flashcards in SEP Deck (57)
What is the purpose of the SEP manual?
Provides guidance for the procedures for insulation and sealing of structure must be clearly defined
Can a contractor substitute a materials or use alternative procedures from those identified in the SEP manual? If so, who approves?
Regional production manager
In which design area is your division located?
What is meant by finger spacing, and wha must be done with the finger space on brick-to-grade conditions to meet the SEP guidelines?
Finger space- between brick and block for water flow.
Must be sealed w/ mortar prior to framing
What does R-Value mean?
Resistance to E flow
What is the R-value of the material used for slab edges in your designed area?
draw a picture of the approved method of installing the required insulation for slab-on-grade procedures?
Question 7 on SEP quiz
What two items are required to properly perform an SEP inspection?
SEP checklist, SEP manual
What is meant by heat loss?
What is meant by heat gain?
List three places where sill sealer is required?
Under mud sill
Between knee wall and framed wall
Under full height exterior wall
Wha must the framer do with the floor system between the garage and the conditioned space?
Install air barrier
List five places that construction adhesive shall be applied?
1) Between floor deck and ringer or end joist
2) Bottom plate to deck on all exterior walls
3) Joints where daylight is visible
4) bottom of ring/mud sill on garage beam
5) interior of all exterior panel joints
Areas over voids in framing must be blocked tightly with a suitable material to prevent the passage of air into the attic or a loss of attic insulation into a void. List three areas requiring this procedure.
Joist and end joist
Chases, baulk heads, drop ceilings
What is recommended as a suitable material for closing these voids?(in framing)
Adhesive, caulk, foam
Baffles are to be installed in all roof trusses or roof rafters where___________ is used.
Vented soffit and insulation
Does this include cathedral ceilings or ceilings where batt insulation will be used?
What are gauge/depth blocks?
Measures blown insulation
When installing baffles, if extreme care is not taken to maintain the rear panel of the baffle in an exact vertical position, and the top of this panel is over inserted, what type of problem will this create?
Restrict the flow of the ventilation air over the baffle
All electrical boxes installed in interior walls or ceilings under unfair conditioned spaces shall be made of what type of material?
When running wiring through cathedral ceilings or any ceiling where batt insulation is used, wires shall be routed to allow a minimum of ______ inches clearance from the bottom truss chords. Wiring shall exit ceiling boxed vertically to maintain this clearance, ad shal be_____ stapled to webs, if neccary to maintain this clearance.
Give four examples of holes that shall be sealed with six seal/foam for the electrical phase.
Exterior wall penetrations
Holes in the ring joist
When installing panel boxes in conditioned spaces, how far from the wall should the panel box be mounted?
3 1/2" from wall
Web installing heating boots in reeve and sixteen inch cantilevers, where should the rear of the hearing boot be installed?
In front of the cantilever
NOT installed in 12"-16" cantilever, inside wall below.
All joints I trunk ducts and branch ducts-supply and return- shall not only be screwed but also must be taped with what material?
Or painted with mastic
Where refrigerator lines, exhaust fans, or dryer vents exit the building; where should they be sealed and what material must be used for sealing?
Interior and sealed with caulk or foam
Dryer vent piped should be ____
Describe the proper procedures for insulating the tub/shower areas for ceramic tile when located on exterior walls
framer installs insulation first
then adds Tply and staples it
uncaed above tub
all exterior walls:
Behind fiberglass tubs and showers(exterior walls):
R-13 kraft-faced-air barrier
Fireplace framing (below first fire stop):
Under garage branch ducts:
End joist(exposed to unfinished area):
finished basement wall furring panels:
Unfinished masonry walls
R-11 perforated FSK
Cathedral ceilings where vapor barrier is required
cathedral ceilings when a vapor barrier is not required
Approximately how thick is R-30 batt insulation?
When installing tigers teeth to support friction fit insulation, in what position should the arc of the wirespring be installed? why is it important
flat, so it compresses insulation
Are tiger teeth permitted to be used for support of the insulation in cathedral ceiling areas?
What type of R-value insertion shall be used when insulating the knee walls at cathedral ceiling areas that are adjacent to an attic, and how should this insulation be stapled?
R-13 kraft-faced and stapled at all four sides
who is responsible for insulating behind mechanical fireplaces?
What type of insertion must be used for an attic access panel and how should this insulation be secured to the panel itself?
R-38 loss fit fiberglass, stapled and glued
Blown ceiling insualtion, at its settled density, should result in an R-_____ value
*Describe how the basement foundation wall insulation should be installed
between furring strips R-11
What type of insulation us used in this application ?
FS-25 48" wide R-11
The minimum vapor barrier required under slab floors is___ mil poly
Polyethlene vapor barrier is required under which of the following slab floors?
Finished areas, Crawl spaces, Unfinished areas
How should rips or tears of the polyethylene be handled?
all drywall joints in the garage must be ______.
Sealed with drywall mud
List 2 SEP items performed by the masonry subcontractor
1) finger space on brick-to-grade must be sealed with mortar prior to framing
List 6 SEP items performed by the framing subcontractor
1) Installing house wrap
2) sill sealer under mud plate
3) fire blocking
4) baulk heads
6) drywall backers
List 3 SEP items performed by the plumbing subcontractor
1) drain lines should be routed to interior partitions
2) opening for all piping passing through exterior walls or top plates sealed with caulk or foam sealant.
3) secure hose bibs
List 2 SEP items performed by the heating subcontractor
1) All joints in trunk ducts and branch ducts shall be taped or painted with mastic.
2) Exhaust fan duct vented through unconditioned attic space shall be insulated.
List 5 SEP items performed by the electrical subcontractor
1) No multiple wire bundles in exterior walls
2) Recessed lights in insulated ceilings have airtightness label
List 2 SEP items performed by the drywall subcontractor
1) Drywall on garage common wall and garage ceiling taped and mud
2) bead of adhesive on top plates