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Options for Fire Taping DrywallGuide Started By b.n. on February 2014 Last Updated on August 2014 | 4 Contributions | Comments
'Fire taping' is the process of closing the gaps between sheets of drywall, to increase resistance to the spread of fire. Use caution as the term means different things in different areas. Some regions and applications require purpose made tape and specific procedures, others do not. In general:
- One layer of drywall applied with no particular care may get a 30 minute fire rating.
- One layer of drywall with the seams on studs, taped, with screw heads covered, generally is a 1 hour type assembly.
- Two layers of drywall, with staggered seams, are required for a 2 hour rating.
In unfinished areas a stick or wet-and-stick tape can be used to lower costs, and no drywall mud is required.