George, first of all thank you for the respect and be assured it is mutual.
If it is a non rated building I wouldn't know of any reason to use a true fire sealant or caulk,.
One problem I have with people using a true fire caulk for sealing a penetration is, that if a manufacturers listed assembly using a particular caulk is not used, then it is nothing more than an expensive draft stop.
IMO, all of the assembly; the sheet rock, concrete, fire resistant plywood, ect... would have to be of some rating for the fire caulk to mean anything, unless there is some tested (listed) assembly where it was used with untreated wood.
For some assemblies go to the link below. http://xrl.us/Assemblies
The assemblies are all there, but it is just not that easy to find what you are looking for, try clicking on the C-AJ assemblies.
Edit: I will try to fix the link.
I think the link will work now.
[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 11-11-2005).]