What about a cement board? I'm not sure if they have been tested for
fire ratings, but it seems reasonable that they would have the same
(or better) resistance than gypsum.
Just a thought,
From: Ed Fasula [SMTP:tibbits2(--nospam--at)metro.lakes.com]
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 3:54 PM
To: rbenson; seaint
Subject: 1 hr Fire Wall in High Moisture Barn
A customer is looking for a 1 hr fire rated wall assembly for turkey
The Gyp. Assn. representative I spoke with wasn't familiar with this type
situation and didn't seem sure if they had anything acceptable, and is
supposed to get back to me. [She said gyp. sheathing should work but
require cladding.] APA says there is no FRT sheathing assembly without
board) that would work.
Has anyone had luck with a 1 hr rated wall assembly for wood construction
using sheathing material that will withstand the humidity of an ag.
such as this?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Ed Fasula E.I.T.