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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall

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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Description

Line and cover structures with insulating materials. May work with batt, roll, or blown insulation materials.

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Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Related Careers
Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Fit, wrap, staple, or glue insulating materials to structures or surfaces, using hand tools or wires.
  • Read blueprints and select appropriate insulation, based on space characteristics and the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
  • Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, power saws, knives, or scissors.
  • Cover and line structures with blown or rolled forms of materials to insulate against cold, heat, or moisture, using saws, knives, rasps, trowels, blowers, or other tools and implements.
  • Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement or asphalt mastic.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments, or cement mortars.
  • Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
  • Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers and regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
  • Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
  • Remove old insulation such as asbestos, following safety procedures.

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