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Congratulations On Paying Attention.....

Posted by Dodgeman on March 18th, 2003 12:16 PM
In reply to Firestopping by Ben Cotton on March 17th, 2003 09:41 PM [Go to top of thread]

To the building codes.
It is my understanding that firestopping is blocking installed from one stud to the next parallel to the floor about 1/2 way up inside the wall. It is supposed to stop fire from spreading upwards if it starts inside a wall.
I would call the building inspector and ask him what it is and if it is required in your situation. You don't have to give your name.
Good Luck!

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