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garage / house firewall

Discussion in 'Residential Fire Codes' started by xracer390, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. xracer390

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    Been searching the Minnesota state codes and cannot find the specific ruling. I have basically 2 pole buildings next to each other. One is living space and the other is shop space. 9 foot ceilings on the house and 14 foot on the shop. The gable end of the house buts up to the sidewall of the shop. Roof of the house was extended to meet the roof of the shop.

    Found this but Utah. https://up.codes/viewer/utah/irc-2015/chapter/3/building-planning#R302.6



    Any help is appreciated. Bryan
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Existing or plan to build??
     
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    Building, both shells are up now. We are doing interior framing.
     
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    Was there's a permit issued? Plan review? Does the state of MN require designed plans? Have there been any inspections like pier or footings?

    If using a model code, most require garage separation from living area in most situations.
     
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    After seeing the posted photo's, separation wall from floor to roof if not drywalling the garage ceiling.
     
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    Nice!!!
     
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    So just a single layer of 5/8 x rated drywall on the garage side? That is what I was told initially but others have put doubts in my head.
     
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    Yes, foundation to roof deck......and any bearing members....
     
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    Look up the definition of a firewall. You are talking about fire separation with a fire-partition. Maybe you can't find what you are looking for because a firewall is not in the residential code.
     
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    I guess I should ask then. What is required in a residential building between living quarters and a garage? Can someone show me the actual code? Minnesota. Thanks
     
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    If that was my place, I think I would over design, and add twice the required.

    For safety, and in case something does go wrong
     
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    New Mexico requires 5/8 on all walls and ceilings that are in contact with the garage.
     

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