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Does firecode require drywall underneath planks?

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Posted by: from Chetwynd
8/6/2015 at 1:23:58 AM

Hello,

Planning a new house build and am considering planked walls instead of drywall. Does firecode still require drywall underneath the 1x6 planks?

Thank you in advance. :)

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Michelle from 3D Custom Cabinets in Edmonton
Date/Time8/6/2015 at 11:10:20 AM

Yes you still need drywall under your planks.

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Rebecca in Chetwynd
Date/Time8/6/2015 at 11:36:36 AM

Thank you. Does it have to tapped and mudded as well?

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Robert from Electrilight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time8/6/2015 at 4:58:34 PM

Call your local town office and ask the permit/building department to be certain. But with that in mind, log homes are built everyday! without any drywall.

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Date/Time1/26/2016 at 9:12:35 AM

Yes it needs to be fire taped. Which is fire rated tape and one coat of mud. This doesn't need to be real fancy as you will be covering it up.

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