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Hi, I'm currently building a house using a Ryan Homes and I was told that the Gap between headers and walls is acceptable (no problem if a few inches of the connecting nail is visible) or the builder is just being lazy.

Is there any code I can refer to if he keeps saying that it's safe?
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That is all good, proper fire stop at the walls and what you are looking at is just something to nail drywall to. All good.
 
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Take a 8' straight edge and check the wall. Drop ceiling is nailed to the wall so why that much gap there? As long as all the studs are on a flat plane, drop ceiling framing seems to be for that duct and can pass.
 

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it may be fine, but it just look sloppy to me,

why didn't they build the bulkhead all the way out to the corner, instead of putting in that small piece at the end using 2x2's ??
 
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