Smooth Ceiling on Main Floor of Back-split Bungalow

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Posted by: from Oshawa
2/28/2013 at 10:34:09 AM

Is fire-rated drywall required for ceilings in a bungalow or can regular drywall be used?

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 11:33:55 AM

Fire rated is not required. The main use for that would be if someone is living above.

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 11:34:42 AM

Not could use the regular drywall.

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 12:14:13 PM

Fire rated drywall is only used to protect units next door, like semi detached, apartments above or beside, or in some cases the home build very close to the building beside.

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 12:46:09 PM

No, not to worry. Fire rated drywall is used in semi detatched homes and apartments. I do strongly suggest the use of it in a basement that has a kitchen. Just use in that ceiling.

Now code does not call for it, but a few sheets in the ceiling of your main floor kitchen above the stove is a good idea.

Have fun.


James Fram

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 4:59:36 PM

Unless it is for a basement appartment or semi/town homes you can use regular drywall.

Also other uses for fire rated is in the furnace room and around fire places etc.

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Date/Time2/28/2013 at 10:31:01 PM

Fire rated drywall is not required for your ceiling. However useing 5/8" drywall for a ceiling is much better than using 1/2" regular drywall. The 5/8" is much stronger and will not sag over time like 1/2".

Most of the time lumber yards only stock the 5/8" size in fire rated. There is nothing wrong with using the fire rated for your ceiling.

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Zeeshan from Pak Constructions in Cornwall
Date/Time2/28/2013 at 11:18:59 PM

Always use fire rated drywall for ceiling!

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Date/Time3/3/2013 at 2:59:27 PM


Fire rated drywall is not needed nor required by the OBC for a bungalow ceiling. There is no need to install it.

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