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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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DIY Chatroom moderator, thekctermite, has been keeping this great thread going that covers this subject in detail:

You should find your answers there. I know I did.
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