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    Fire-stopping Draft-stopping CMU/Frame Construction

    Fire-stopping Draft-stopping CMU/Frame Construction

    New postby Tampatundra on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:00 pm

    Please take a quick look at the two pictures I've attached.

    Subject: 2 story new home construction (Florida) with CMU first level, Framing second level

    Do you see anything wrong with either picture?

    The horizontal 1x4 furring strip on the 1st floor (CMU wall) is attached on top of the RMAX foam insulating board. Is this acceptable for fire blocking or draft stopping.
    The horizontal 2x4 furring strip on the 2nd floor (Frame Construction) is attached directly to the studs and the RMAX is under the furring with additional furring running vertical.

    I am unable to find the code reference that specifically details the requirement, if any, for fire-stopping or draft-stopping for this particular scenario.

    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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