Building Code and Building Construction - Questions and Answers
Or when you want to know how construction is supposed to be done.

|
AskCodeMan.com
|
The following Codemen are available to answer your questions:
All Codes and Standards - Jerry Peck, Codeman


Q&A Board links
  • REGISTER

  • FAQ

  • LOGIN

  • Q&A BOARD INDEX

  • View New Questions

  • View Unanswered Questions

  • View Active Questions/Answers

  • Mark Questions as read

  • View Your Questions

  • Go To Your User Control Panel




  • Links to:
  • Construction Litigation Consultants


  • Florida Building Commission

  • Florida Building Codes Online


  • International Code Council

  • ICC Codes Free Online


  • Building Officials and Administrators of Florida




  • Product Approvals
  • Florida Product Approval

  • ICC Evaluation Reports Search

  • Miami-Dade NOA Search




  • Inspector and Contractor License Search
  • Search Florida Licenses




  • Technical links
  • Technical Information page


























































  • Contact Codeman



  • Custom Search

    Seperation wall question

    Seperation wall question

    New postby Marc M on Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:30 pm

    Jerry, I just want to confim that plastic laundry utility boxes (used to house drain+water) are NOT allowed in the seperation wall between garage and house.
    And, how do plastic electrical boxes or coverplates play a role in this wall?
    R302.4.2 Membrane penetrations.
    You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
    Marc M
     
    Posts: 173
    Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 10:24 am

    Re: Separation wall question

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:18 pm

    Presuming that this is on the garage side, this is not good, but how 'not good' depends on the answer to the next question.

    Question: Does California require actual "fire walls" between a garage and a house, or only separation? Or maybe even something in between the two?

    A true fire wall is fire rated from both sides (one example may be 5/8 inch Type X on both sides of the wall, taped, opening protectives, etc. - on both sides of the wall).

    Some areas only require the garage/house separation wall to be fire resistant (not truly fire rated) on the garage side (Type X on the garage side only, 1/2" gypsum on the other side, no opening protectives either side, but maybe Type X covering the washer box in your photo as a five sided box around the back side of the washer box).

    Other areas, most areas now, do not require Type X on either side of the wall, and thus no opening protectives, however, those areas would require 1/2" gypsum or equivalent on the garage side, which means that plastic box would need a five sided box made from 1/2" gypsum enclosing that plastic box.
    Jerry Peck - CodeMan
    AskCodeMan.com

    Construction and Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC.
    ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com
    User avatar
    Jerry Peck - Codeman
    Site Admin
     
    Posts: 1104
    Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:06 pm


    Return to Fire-rated assemblies: Fire walls, fire partitions, smoke barriers, ceiling-floor, ceiling-attic; Separation of garages from dwelling unit; Separation between structure's exterior walls and property line



    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest



    www.AskCodeMan.com
    cron