4) The System Approach When are they acceptable? –When tested systems do not exist. –When modifying the application is unrealistic. –When existing test data supports the interpolation. –When the author has experience with and knowledge of the conditions. –When an illustration is provided to aid in installation.
Visual Inspection Quiz What’s wrong with these installs? Dissimilar products in the same opening is not allowed
Visual Inspection Quiz What’s wrong with these installs? Drywall mud is never an acceptable firestop material Collar should be flush with ceiling surface
Visual Inspection Quiz What’s wrong with this install? Head of wall joint is firestopped, but penetrations are not Is there firestopping behind the drywall mud? Penetrant opening at top of wall must be firestopped with same product as head of wall
Visual Inspection Quiz What’s wrong with these installs? Visually … Nothing Does number and type of wrap strip match design? Is there sealant in the void? Does thickness and overlap of coating match design? What type and amount of backing material is behind coating?
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