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Residential Code requirment for fire resistant exterior wall projections

The 2012 International Residential Code (R302.1) sets requirements for exterior walls, openings and projections in regards to fire resistant construction. The first step in determining if a fire rated assembly is required depends on whether the home is equipped with … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for fire wall assembly

The Residential Building Code (R302.1) requires fire resistant construction of walls when the distance between homes is less than five feet.  Townhomes are considered separate buildings under the code (R302.2), and thus required to be separated by a fire rated … Continue reading

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