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Old 03-03-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Bidding drywall in garage (nightmare job) against a already built home. Garage was built right up against the eave of the home. With the ext. wall he wants to keep as siding, says its DOUBLE LAYERED. Do the same firecodes apply to this. So with 2 layers of siding (the particle board or osb type) can I get away with no rock their since its an exterior wall? If I state on my bill that I'm not liable, am a liable anyway? I would have walked right back out of this job only 3 months ago. Sheesh.
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You might want to call the local inspector just to make sure that will pass code.

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You the GC who pulled the permits or some drywall contractor bidding a job at a customers request?

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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I'm a drywall contractor. I'm thinking just stating in my bill that customer is responsible for adding fireproof door and firerock to that wall. Do you think I'd be covered? My wife tells me to just walk away from this one.
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A wife's intuition is pretty valuable. But if you really need the work, I'd consult the Inspector and rid yourself of the liability. And charge an hour for the call.
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You really have to check with your local city inspector or call the state for the code ,they are different in every state.
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I'm a drywall contractor. I'm thinking just stating in my bill that customer is responsible for adding fireproof door and firerock to that wall. Do you think I'd be covered? My wife tells me to just walk away from this one.
You as the Professional need to look up the code, or get clarification on the code and do what is necessary to comply to it.

If you are unable or unwilling to do the job properly, or deal with the HO, dont take the job.

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