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Old 09-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hardi Fire Rating


Does anyone know if Hardi plank meets one hour fire rating?

We are building a garage that is to close to the neighbors driveway (less than 1ft). So the building dept says that side of the garage has to be fire rated.

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Old 09-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Hardi Fire Rating


Straight from the horses mouth.

http://www.jameshardie.com/builder/fire_technical.shtml

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Re: Hardi Fire Rating


Thanks for the quick response. It appears from the listing that I will need both Type X drywall interior as well as 5/8" Type X Gypsum Sheathing.(?) on the exterior. I have never used Type X gypsum sheathing. I guess I have more research to do.
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Or, two layers 5/8 type x on the interior wall.

Why would you need to fire rate an exterior wall?
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Why would you need to fire rate an exterior wall?
Just in case the neighbor's car catches on fire. I have to protect both neighbors from each.
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don't most fires start from the inside?
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The garage will be built one foot away from the neighbors driveway. Potentially the neighbor could have his car parked next to the clients garage and burn it down.

One the same double edge sword my clients car could burn and catch the neighbors car on fire.

Its not me its the building dept.

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