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Fire-code sheetrock required?

Posted by tomcat2k01 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 6, 06 at 15:31

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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RE: Fire-code sheetrock required?

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


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RE: Fire-code sheetrock required?

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


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RE: Fire-code sheetrock required?

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.


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