Fireproof Drywall - Drywall & Plaster - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Drywall & Plaster


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cumberland, MD
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

fireproof drywall

I'm in the process of buying a house, and the seller of the house has put drywall on the fireplace surround and on the interior of the firebox. It looks like a decorative fireplace (complete with candelabra). They insist that it is a working fireplace, but I am not familiar enough with fireproof drywall and the concept of having any type of "drywall" inside the fireplace makes me cringe. I want to come over with a bottle of wine and have them build me a roaring fire to prove me wrong. Are my instincts correct?

BTW, the home inspector did say that the drywall would have to come down. By putting on the surround, the owners apparently covered up the vents for the heatilator box.


PK888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2010, 12:04 PM   #2
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville
Posts: 455
Rewards Points: 250

Type "X" or Type "C" Drywall is used in fire-rated assemblies. It is not fire-proof per se - but provides a period of fire resistance to the assembly it is built on. Having drywall near your fireplace is fine. Having it in the fireplace is not, unless it is a completely non-functioning fireplace. Even then I'd be wary.


cellophane is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cellophane For This Useful Post:
PK888 (04-16-2010)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem Patching Large Drywall Hole FuLLTiLT Drywall & Plaster 5 11-21-2009 09:42 PM
Large drywall patches - best way to fix? Screw them to what? Scott99999 Drywall & Plaster 6 11-19-2009 04:34 PM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 10:48 AM
Good ways to run pegboard up to drywall? upthemaiden Drywall & Plaster 1 03-09-2009 01:12 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1