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Outlets in same sheetrock cavity

Posted By: InspectorE

Outlets in same sheetrock cavity - 08/23/08 03:46 PM

300.21 requires penetrations through a required fire rated wall to use the proper through connectors,etc.

What section prohibits mounting back to back outlets in the same cavity of a non-fire rated wall? I can't seem to find it.

Thanks!
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: Outlets in same sheetrock cavity - 08/23/08 04:04 PM

That is going to be in the building code
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: Outlets in same sheetrock cavity - 08/23/08 06:20 PM

Look in ICC 712.3.2 (that's where it is in the ICC based Florida code) Membrane penetrations.
You probably will also get references to the documents for listed fire rated assemblies.
I have never actually had to enforce fire codes but I have taken a lot of CEUs in this area so I am OK if I get corrected.
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