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Old 05-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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Understanding that cutting a small access hole through a garage firewall for a standard pet door is illegal, do they make one that is? As a second alternative, is there anyway the wall call be prepped to make it legal?

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Assuming that the door is an inswing, I've seen folks add a storm door to the garage side. You could purchase one of those with a doggy door... I don't know how practical that would be in your situation, but that's about the only thing that I can think of. There is no such thing as a fire-rated doggy door.

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I am also not aware of fire-rated pet door.

Its not about "prepping" a wall - its about "penetration" points that affect fire-ratings.

So the concept of creating an opening for a pet (also creates a path for fire), in and of itself - affects the fire-rating of the "fire-rated wall system".

I'd suggest that you consider other penetration points that don't involve a fire-rated wall.
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Also consider engine fumes. The idea is to keep those fumes out of the house. That's not going to work with a pet door.

Put the door somewhere else.
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