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Garage 2' from property line...fire separtion

Discussion in 'Residential Fire Codes' started by Jambruins, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Jambruins

    Jambruins Registered User

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    If a garage is 2' from a property line I know the exterior wall has to be fire rated but does the roof?

    Will 5/8" type x sheetrock work on the walls and if the ceiling has to be fire rated does it need to the entire ceiling or just 4' from the exterior wall?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    I'd consider the walls, eaves and 4' underside of roof deck. Some jurisdictions allow for fire treated decking for that 4' of roof instead of drywall on the underside.

    Barry
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    Welcome to the forum Barry/BuildingCode911.com!
     
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    jambruins,
    Is this a new proposal, or an existing building?
    Are you the Code Official or the applicant?
    The answers to those two questions will make a difference in what the correct answers to your queries are.
     

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