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Old 9/7/11, 11:48 AM
Curtis Wilson, CCHI Curtis Wilson, CCHI is offline
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I was doing a new construction inspection on an attached garage and it dawned on me that the plastic central vac piping was in the party wall between the house and the garage. If I were to compare this with a multi unit housing we as inspectors are to report on any plastic piping through a party wall from one unit to another. Is this a fair comparison as there are more strict building practices when it comes to gas and fire proofing an attached garage?
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Old 9/7/11, 12:29 PM
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Local codes may differ so to answer your question we need to know where you are located.
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Old 9/7/11, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: Fire proofing attached garages

This home was in Leduc, Alberta. But I have seen many in Edmonton that are the same. Plastic piping through the wall.
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Old 9/7/11, 12:40 PM
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OK, Curtis go to the Alberta chapter web site. There is a link to municipal affairs that is responsible for the building code. The 2006 code calls for the interior of attached garages to be insulated, drywalled, taped and mudded.



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