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Old 05-08-2012, 08:20 AM   #196
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How to fireblock framing

Thank you all!!!!

I am a Newbie and in the process of having my house built but I opted on not having my basement built and using those credits for other items in the house so I will be building my basement myself. I have read thru all 14 pages and at first I was a lil foggy about the whole Fireblocking concept (actually I didnt even know anything about it until I found this website) but it was not until I saw the pics posted by Barlav and hellonoko that it cleared it up for me. THANK YOU!!!!

I will ensure that I adhere to the Fireblocking regs posted here when I begin my Basement framing.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:08 PM   #197
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How to fireblock framing

So I came across this thread a little to late I think. My framing is up and now I need some help on how to fire block it.

1. Dow Thermax Sheathing was already on the walls so I left it there and framed next to it. What do I do for horizontal fire-block?

2. Had to frame around waste pipe not sure hot to fire block.

3. Left space for HVAC return air in framing, I cut the thermOpan and found that the return air for the existing connection goes through the floor.

4. Lowered bathroom ceiling do I have to add blocking inbetween each stud right below where the ceiling drywall will be?

Thanks for any help
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #198
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How to fireblock framing

Im going to be finishing my basement soon and not sure if i missed it in the previous threads but my question is;

With the insulation in between the floor joists, do i still need to fire block at the top of the exterior walls or is this sufficient?
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:59 PM   #199
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How to fireblock framing

This is a great thread and I appreciate all the info. I'm adding a bedroom to my basement and fireblocking the soffit is still confusing me. From what I've read in this thread, it sounds like I only need to fireblock the soffit where it connects to a vertical wall, right? So I just want to confirm I DON'T need to put fireblocking where the joist canals meet the soffit like in the picture I posted. I don't need to put fireblock in the red area below, right? It just seems that if a fire started between the joists, I'd want to stop it from entering the soffit area.


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How to fireblock framing

Yet another thread that makes me think "This is great info! I'm glad I found this before I continued my project any further!" and at the same time makes me think "Well...looks like I'm not as close to being done as I thought."
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:51 AM   #201
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I notice big orange box sells 3 types of 3M fireblock/stop. Red, yellow, and gray.
My applications are sealing off the steel fireblock that I added around the chimney and also sealing some blocking between the floor joist and stud walls. Which product do I use?
I tear things down and build them up.
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