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the carpenter 01-24-2009 04:50 AM

Is drywall mud considered combustible?
 
I've run into a situation where my friend wants to frame a non-combustible arch above his woodstove that is too close for clearances. I'm thinking metal studs and concrete backer board. My question is if the drywall mud is considered combustible or not? I would also need to use find out if a plastic corner bead would be okay or if there are any other options. Thanks in advance.

DangerMouse 01-24-2009 06:31 AM

mud is not combustible, i'd avoid using plastic

DM

AtlanticWBConst. 01-24-2009 07:07 AM

Example: Compound is used on seams of fire-rated sheetrock, on fire-seperation walls, for code compliance.


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