Restore fire rating ...

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Old 02-05-05, 09:53 PM
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Restore fire rating ...

OK, so I installed a new switch at the mudroom entrance.

Problem is, now I know I goofed by installing it in the same stud bay as the garage wall switch on the opposite (fire-rated) wall. The mudroom switch is about six inches above the opposite garage switch. The good news is the mudroom wall is still open.

My two options now are:

1) Move the mudroom switch ( 24 inches away or to an another wall ). The wife won't like the new location.
or
2) Put some fire-rated material between the switches to restore the fire rating.

What are my options for leaving the switch where it is?

Thanks,

Donald
 
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Old 02-07-05, 08:40 AM
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You might want to try one of the forums specializing in building code issues.
 
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