firestop height

andrelaplume2May 14, 2010

Well, I have a bunch of 18" cutoffs and I figured why not trim them down and put them to use in the framed walls in my basement before drywalling.....ie use them as firestops. Is there a desirable height they should be put at...the walls are a little over seven feet tall.....

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hendricus

Every 8 feet. Firestops are used in balloon framing to stop the fire between floors. In convential framing the top and bottom plates are the firestops.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 5:20PM
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andrelaplume2

Well vertically speaking, my top and bottom plate are 7.5 feet apart....I do not need anything horizontly in between?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 12:19AM
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