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    Liscarney Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 17, 2006, 03:10 PM
    Fire Wall
    I have remodeled a portion of my garage into a closet and a shower as part an adjacent new bedroom. I have an attic space above the remodeled area. Is there a requirement to build a fire wall to separate the attic above the new closet and shower from the rest of the garage attic? Thanks for any help on this!
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    Feb 17, 2006, 03:36 PM
    You need to separate the closet/bath attic space from the garage. You can frame a wall from the top of the closet/bath wall up to the garage ceiling and drywall it. If you want to use the top of the closet/bath areas for storage, after you build the wall, make a door out of 3/4 ply and install a piece of drywall on it, garage side.
    Or when you drywall the garage side framing of the closet/bath a make sure the open ends of the ceiling joists are covered over by drywall. Put a piece of 3/4 plywood on top of the closet /bath ceiling joists. Either way should pass code.
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    Feb 17, 2006, 04:08 PM
    Thanks for the quick response!

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