Fire-code sheetrock required?

tomcat2k01July 6, 2006

I'm adding a basement bathroom with a new wall that will be within 42" of the furnace (oil fired). The chimney pipe is more than 60" away. Am I required to use fire-code sheetrock (5/8") to be in compliance with the building/fire code? I have the neccessary permits so the work will be inspected. I'm in Fairfield county,CT.

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I am reasonably certain that no special material is required. What prompts the question? For definitive answer, ask your local inspector.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 6:42PM
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I'm asking because the existing wall that separates the unfinished furnace/store room from the finished basement is 5/8" sheetrock. The new bathroom is located in this room.As you suggested, I'll check with the inspector. Thanks

    Bookmark   July 6, 2006 at 7:51PM
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I don't know the answer to your question, but 5/8" gypsum wallboard is not necessarily Type X or fire-code. 5/8" is just 5/8" unless it's marked firecode. You can can get 1/2" type x as well. just to clarify for you.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2006 at 9:30PM
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