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Does framing in basement reno require fire blocking?

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[OP]
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Oct 31, 2016
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Does framing in basement reno require fire blocking?

Do anyone know if fire block is required when we are framing our basement in Ontario? Is this required by the code?
I found this is required at other places. Install fire blocking material whenever there is a gap between top plate and rim joist, or any other concealed places.

So basically will framing inspector fail us if we don't install fire block?
Thanks a lot!
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Aug 29, 2011
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Mississauga
We pulled a permit to do our basement and when the framing inspector came he said to put in fire stop blocking on walls that connected to bulkheads.
[OP]
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Oct 31, 2016
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mrweather wrote: We pulled a permit to do our basement and when the framing inspector came he said to put in fire stop blocking on walls that connected to bulkheads.
I see, thanks a lot for the response! so it is required in Ontario as well.

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