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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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Residential Code requirement for wall top plate

The residential building code (R602.3.2) requires the use of two top plates when constructing a wall.  The joints between the upper and lower studs cannot occur within 24 inches of each other. The code also makes an exception to the … Continue reading

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