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Old 02-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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does this need fireblocking

attached is a photograph of where my soffitt and ceiling come together. I removed a piece of drywall for a better view. Does the area above the top plate of the soffitt, up to the bottom of the floor and between the floor joists need fireblocking? If so I have Roxul that I can stack above the top plate of the soffit, or I can cut some 5/8 drywall and fill in the spaces with that in areas where there are no obstructions?
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does this need fireblocking

Were the wall meets the soffit it needs fireblocking. In the middle of the ceiling it doesnt.

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does this need fireblocking

#12; How to fireblock framing

Where per code; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...002_par017.htm

Over 1k sq.ft.--- then in the floor above; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...2_3_par078.htm

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does this need fireblocking

Basically you want to close off any opening from the vertical wall space from the space leading into the floor joist so a fire can not go there.
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