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Old 09-10-2018, 10:20 PM   #21
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Drafts & critters.
So the baseboard aint good enough ? I get that .
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Nobody suggested having metal sheared in lengths to fit behind the baseboard to serve as a fire barrier, which could be removed with the baseboard should the home flood again.

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Nobody suggested having metal sheared in lengths to fit behind the baseboard to serve as a fire barrier, which could be removed with the baseboard should the home flood again.

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Lots of ways to do this.

The first consideration is any fire rating requirements.

Fastest is probably plug with foam cutouts slightly recessed, and skim with durabond. You can put the trim back up before it sets if you want.
I just completed a project where i needed to blow in insulation into some existing walls. The insulation contractor did just that, drilled a bunch of 3" holes, stuffed it with foam and skim coated it. The taper brought it up to a level 5 finish.
It took them all of 30 second per hole.
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The fire rating is a concern as the above post. But gyp is always lifted off the floor so it doesnt crack with the house flexes, rarely does anyone seal behind the baseboard. or put a jam of a mdf door over gyp, I for one wont trust insurance companies, but I know for a fact insurance companies let that go as its common practice and rarely do every building codes stipulate open gaps in fire rated material to the 1/8 of an inch. What would be needed wud be a fire stop for combustible framing. I would just put a back fire rate ply and then a piece of gyp then time mud then ur finish coat.
You can fire block with 2x material. Doesn't The sill plate behind drywall gap act as part of the fire rated system?
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The sill plate is part of the fire rated wall assembly, but it's also structural, so it needs some protection from fire in a rated assembly. That isn't to say it has to be 100% covered, just whatever the protectuon is called out.

Patching is usually only an issue for higher fire ratings. Patching seperations between units in a multifamily would be an example.
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Lots of ways to do this.

The first consideration is any fire rating requirements.

Fastest is probably plug with foam cutouts slightly recessed, and skim with durabond. You can put the trim back up before it sets if you want.
I think this is just about the simplest method and it offers good results.

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