Cables & Studs


Old 11-08-11, 05:43 AM
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Cables & Studs

Greetings again from new's always a pleasure to visit the forum.
When running cable in a new constuction additon room,
I know I have to apply the red fire stop caulk at the bottom plate and top plate where cables pass through the holes I have drilled. Is it also required where the horizontal runs of cables pass through the studs to fill those holes also with the fire stop caulk?

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Old 11-08-11, 06:24 AM
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Nope, the fire stop is needed only between floors.
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Not between studs in normal rooms. You only need it if going between a non-living space like a garage or boiler room and a living space like a family room. Basically if the wall you are penetrating requires a fire rated drywall or door then you would need to use the red caulk, otherwise no sealant is required.

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