MA requires fire blocking when framing?

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Old 11-03-19, 08:54 AM
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MA requires fire blocking when framing?

Just wondering does Massachusetts require fire blocking for the basement framing work?
 
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You should check with your local building dept. or inspector.

When I added a small bathroom on the first floor the inspector required blocking between basement and first floor and between the first and second floor in a balloon framed exterior wall. Rock wool was allowed but fiberglass insulation was not.

In a previous project, blocking was required between first and second floor in an existing interior balloon framed wall.
 
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Old 11-03-19, 10:24 AM
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I am planning my basement for my ranch. if frame is directly against concrete wall, there is no need of the fire blocking, I think. But mine have a layer of 2" rigid foam.
 
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