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Old 03-21-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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Basement Wall / Firestop


I'm finishing a current concrete wall in my basement, and have a simple question about firestop. I think I have planned correctly, but not sure about one specific area. Please examine my attached sketch, if I have this correct.

Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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It looks like you have it covered.

Think of the firestop as an exterior wall keeping cold air out. If there are gaps between the two areas - fill them completely.

To stop the fire there must not be any way for the draft to go between the two floors or the home could burn much more quickly.

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The firestop in your picture isn't doing anything. The styrofoam will melt away allowing fire to travel past it on the outside and continue up the wall.
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