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Thread: Fire seperation
07-18-2012, 07:09 AM #1
In the 2006, the IRC has 309.2 which addresses a seperation using sheetrock.
In the 2012 IRC, there is no such reference. I can't beleive they would just eliminate it.
Is there another reference somewhere?
07-18-2012, 07:34 AM #2
Re: Fire seperation
Sure it does, its just been moved to "where it belongs", which is Section 302, Fire-Resistant Construction, of Chapter 3, Building Planning.
See R302.6 Dwelling/garage fire separation, see especially Table R302.6, and see the subsection which preceeds it (R302.5) for openings/penetrations in same.
Here is free access direct link to R302.6 (& T302.6), 2012 edition of the IRC: Chapter 3 - Building Planning
It is not unusuall for a model code to be recodified for clarity and organization of subject matter.