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#123368 - 03/27/06 07:41 PM Sealing the Ceiling  
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Thanks to NORCAL for these:

How would you seal around these conduit penetrations?
The larger conduits are 4", and the ceiling is supposed to be rated.


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(The void runs the full length between the 1st and 2nd rows)

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#123369 - 03/27/06 08:35 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Block up the bottom and pour cement back in from above.


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#123370 - 03/27/06 09:04 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Can't you use UL listed fire rated Caulk? They also have UL listed fire collars that shrink when they are heated up and provide protection.


#123371 - 03/27/06 10:06 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Caulk it...seriously. Use the red hilti stuff you see in the top picture - pipe bank on right.

You can get a tube of caulk as big as a salami...or you can get the bucket and trowel it in...we do it all the time - by "we", I mean the apprentices and not "me" [Linked Image]


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#123372 - 03/27/06 10:08 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Just remembered...someone (maybe Hilti ??? , I forget)...makes a a sheet metal product that has the fireproofing sandwiched in it. It helps to lay the sandwich out BEFORE you run the pipes.

Just something to keep in the back of the cranium for next time.


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#123373 - 03/27/06 10:24 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Stuff it...


Try a Internet search for--3M Fire Barrier Pillows


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#123374 - 03/28/06 06:10 AM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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You guys all have money to 'burn' [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Yes all those products will work, but you can buy a few 100 lbs of 'crete for the price of a Hiti salami.

Bob


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#123375 - 03/28/06 02:26 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Bob,
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Yes all those products will work, but you can buy a few 100 lbs of 'crete for the price of a Hiti salami.

If the ceiling is required to be fire rated, can you just use cement and meet the requirements?
Don


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#123376 - 03/28/06 03:01 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Probably, Don. Not too many ceilings have a better fire rating than an equivalent amount of cement, mortar, joint compound, etc. And- with all those pipes passing through, so close to each other- the issue of bonding this patch to the ceiling is kind of moot!

Indeed, for most such penetrations, I suspect simply packing the spaces with fiberglass, then taping over, would probably pass the fire test.

I suppose that ultimately, its' an engineering call, based upon trade practices, comparison to specific ceiling designs, and the acceptance of the AHJ.

Not to be overlooked is the way the pipe itself will conduct heat through the wall, no matter how you seal it. There's only so much a patch can do.


#123377 - 03/28/06 06:23 PM Re: Sealing the Ceiling  
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Sealing with concrete will work okay...as long as neither the floor nor the conduits ever move. There's no way for anything to expand with concrete. I had problems with a bus riser bending in a 5 story building because they poured concrete around it.
Also, if you're using the red firestop goop be sure and check the installation instructions. The goop itself isn't the firestop; it's just a part of a UL Listed 'system'. If UL lists it with 2" of packing and 1" of goop, cramming in 3" of goop is a waste of money (that stuff ain't cheap).
I've seen foam or cardboard cut around the conduits to support the packing material and then the right amount of goop on top of it. That seems to pass muster in most places.


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