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Posted by Mongo on April 28th, 2003 06:22 PM
In reply to fire code drywall by Louise on April 28th, 2003 03:24 PM [Go to top of thread]

As Joe wrote, ask your building inspector. It's a simple phone call, nothing to be scared of. If your area is subject to code, then yes, it's likely that you need a minimum of 5/8ths-inch fireboard.

Some locales are more of the towns near me requires two half-inch layers, each taped and mudded.

Even if you have no restrictions, why not put in 5/8ths? It's only a few dollars more per sheet.

One last thing...if you don;t have fireboard in the garage, there is a possibility of having insurance problems down the road, either in getting coverage, getting a premium reduction, or getting a claim paid, etc.

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