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Old 03-04-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Fireblocking, boxed in areas?


When putting up my framing I have ran into a handful of areas that have pipes running down them. Right through the area the top plate needs to go. With the city needed 100% fireblocking around the walls how do you guys suggest dealing with the pipes? For instance, the main water line comes in at ground level and runs up the basement wall into the ceiling. Do I need to "notch" out a 2x4 to go around this?

Its probley a silly question, but I am learning as I go!

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They also make fireproof insulation which is used alot around here for that type of installation.

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We use metal to fire stop these areas or you can use plywood.If it is not cut tight fit it must be sealed with fire caulk in my area. It doesn't have to be fire rated.just stop draft areas where in case of fire it doesn't run up the chase.
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Easy enough, thanks guys!
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