FIRE RESISTANCE OF A NON-LOADED WALL OF 5/8-IN. TYPE X GYPSUM BOARD ON 2X3-IN.

As revealed in this report, a non-load bearing partition wall of 2 x 3-inch fire-retardant pressure-treated wood studs covered by 5/8-inch gypsum wallboard will meet the performance requirement of a standard fire test for a period in excess of one hour, and will withstand the standard hose-stream test after one half hour fire exposure. Both tests were conducted in accordance with ASTM Specification E 119, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials, and were performed by laboratory personnel in the Structural Research Laboratory, Richmond Field Station, of the University of California, Berkeley. Conclusions reached indicate that this type of wall is the most economical fire-resistive non- load bearing partition so far available for building use. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Wood Preservers Institute

    1651 Old Meadow Road
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Bradford, J S
  • Publication Date: 1966-11

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM