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RE: fire rated drywall?

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Subject: RE: fire rated drywall?
From: "Randall" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 20:08:12 -0800
> I figured I should use fire rated sheetrock.  What thicknesses does it
> come in?  I seem to recall back when I did rough carpentry as a student
> that we used 3/8" or maybe 1/2" sheetrock on ceilings, with 5/8" on walls?

I haven't seen fire-rated any thinner than 1/2", and I think it's available
in various thicknesses all the way up to 1".  But 5/8" seems to be most


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