Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a closet in the basement. One of the walls has foam between the closet wall and the concrete wall. Do I have to put dry wall there for fire code?
132.5 KB Views: 1,527
Short answer is"no"windowguy said:isn't a closet door adequate to meet the requirement? Its not like the foam is exposed to the open basement.. its inside the closet..
If all the draft stop and fire stop is done correctly, you would only be able to see 10' down and then there would be a draft/fire stop. and yes it almost never is done correctly.okay so how about this then: we have seen hundreds of examples of people redoing their basements. The premier protocol is to glue XPS to the foundation and then build a wall in front of it. almost every basement has a water line and perhaps gas line entering the house and USUALLY a closet door is placed in front of those service areas for access. (you cant just put a wall in front of your water/gas meter). So they have the XPS on the foundation BEHIND the gas/water meter with a door to get access to the meter.
How are those people putting sheetrock over the XPS then? Are you supposed to frame an entire "mini closet" with rock on 3 sides for the meter access? I liked the idea of being able to peer down the entire run of the foundation wall from that access door.