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Do mod cons need firecode 5/8 sheetrock on ceiling and walls?

D107 Member Posts: 1,846
I'd heard that due to the sealed combustion or whatever that mod cons are not required to have the 5/8 sheetrock above and around them in boiler room. I happen to have two 1/2inch sheets lying around and depending on what I get installed I'd love not to have lug two more 5/8" in. This is New York State.


    JUGHNE Member Posts: 10,898
    Do you have or have to have a boiler room?
    Sometimes these things just sit in an open basement.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,100
    Depends on clearances and a few other things. Best thing to do is to talk to the authority having jurisdiction -- building inspector, fire marshal -- and see what they say. Were it I, I'd say that anything within three feet needed to be fire rated 5/8 sheetrock; depending on the layout I might even go so far as to say the whole boiler room needed to be fire rated. I'd have to look. But then I was known as a rather conservative type... talk to your people.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • D107
    D107 Member Posts: 1,846
    Thanks. This won't be open basement; bottom line for me better to err on the side of safety....Expense is relatively minimal.
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