Division 7 Ebook Page 117 EnergyComplete’ System Air Infiltration Barrier Product Data Sheet

Product Data Sheet Air Infiltration Barrier with Flexible Seal Technology EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier be used to seal any openings on the recessed light housing. Any/all manufacturer's provisions and code requirements are to be followed when using EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier around recessed lights. For more information see the Owens Corning Bulletin, The Use of EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier with Recessed Lighting. This product does NOT replace the need for a drainage plane on the exterior of the building (e.g., housewrap). EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier is recognized for use as an alternative to the methods prescribed by the code for maintaining the integrity of penetrations of fireblocking. It has been tested in accordance with ASTM E 814 to establish that the integrity of the fireblocking is maintained when the fireblocking is penetrated. See ICC Evaluation Services Report number 3110 for more information. Since there is potential for a house treated with the EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier to have extremely high air tightness, Owens Corning strongly recommends that a whole-house mechanical ventilation system be installed. Refer to the Tech Bulletin on Ventilation of EnergyComplete Homes for general information. Refer to ASHRAE Standard 62.2- 2007 and Manual J for specific sizing requirements. Installation Inside Wall Cavities The EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier should be applied to the top and bottom of each wall cavity where the exterior sheathing meets the framing members. In addition to this, the air infiltration barrier should be applied along vertical framing members behind which there is a joint in the exterior sheathing. Top Plate The EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier product should be applied to the face of the top plate and by doing so fill in the gap between the two framing members. The pliable air infiltration barrier will also act as a gasket when the drywall is installed, which seals the wall cavity from the unconditioned attic space on the top floor of a building. This top plate treatment should be done on all exterior walls and the interior partition walls on the top floor. The pliable air infiltration barrier should not pose a problem to the installation of drywall. Bottom Plate The EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier should be sprayed along the intersection between the bottom plate framing member and the subfloor. This should be done on all exterior walls. Wiring/Plumbing/Duct Penetrations The EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier product should be applied around electrical wires, plumbing pipes, ductwork or any other penetrations between floors on exterior and interior walls. Around Windows and Doors The EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier is a low rise air infiltration barrier that has an extremely low expansion force. It will not cause door or window frames to warp. In addition, EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier remains flexible when cured, and will not transfer structural load to wall penetration systems. Basement Band Joist and Exterior Penetrations Any joints in the rim joist of the house should also be treated with the EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier product. This includes treating the interface between the concrete/masonry wall and the sill plate where there may already be a foam gasket, as well as the joints at the bottom of the rim joist with the sill plate and top of the rim joist with the sub-floor. Any penetrations to the exterior of the house should also be sealed with the EnergyComplete Air Infiltration Barrier provided the risk of contact with bulk water is small. Notes 1. This product does not contain natural latex. 2. Air Sealing, Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy. No. DOE/GO10099- 767,1999.

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