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    Default Fire blocking around B vent

    Does this B vent require fire blocking at both penetrations into the ceiling and attic? Or simply around the first penetration. The pics are poor at best and the room is thunderdome.

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    Default Re: Fire blocking around B vent

    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Does this B vent require fire blocking at both penetrations into the ceiling and attic?

    From what I can tell from the photos, and your description "ceiling", the answer would be that both require proper fireblocking, and that does not mean insulation around it.

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    Default Re: Fire blocking around B vent

    Yes I used the term ceiling lightly Thanks Jerry


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    Hey Matthew,

    Does that porcelain light fixture have a box, or is just hanging there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Hey Matthew,

    Does that porcelain light fixture have a box, or is just hanging there?

    Gunnar,

    Good catch.

    I just zoomed in on it and it is just hanging there by its wires, no box behind it.

    But not to worry, there is a sprinkler head right behind it to put the fire out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    But not to worry, there is a sprinkler head right behind it to put the fire out.
    I thought that looked like a sprinkler head, how common is this?


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    Default Re: Fire blocking around B vent

    Gunnar, good eye! I missed that.

    Chris, all the larger homes in this area are required to be equipped with fire suppression systems. This place was around 8000 feet. Distance from the fire station, size, and location to wooded areas will determine whether or not a system is needed.


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    Are you sure Dr. Seuss wasn't in that utility room just before your arrival?


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    Default Re: Fire blocking around B vent

    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Distance from the fire station, size, and location to wooded areas will determine whether or not a system is needed.
    That makes sense, thanks for the reply.

    Two different Stouffers, both from Park City. Related?


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