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fireblocking basement

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can someone put this in simpleton terms for me? i asked my village inspector if fireblocking in the basement is code. this was his reply;

"Fireblocking is required at intersections of walls and drop ceilig also
where perimeter walls meet the floor system, there usually a void on the
back side of the wall".

only 1/2 inch drywall is required and he also said that insulation will work for fireblocking.

thanks gents
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Read my post that JPSmith linked to. It'll answer your questions and there's lots of pictures and illustrations to make it easier to understand.

No, insulating the floor won't do anything as far as fireblocking. Unfaced fiberglass can be used as a fireblock, typically packed in a space tightly to block it off.
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