Fire Rated Ceiling- Condo

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  1. KULTULZ

    KULTULZ Jack of all trades, Master of none

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    I am remodeling a condo (daughter's) with a fire rated ceiling (Type X fire rated drywall hung on metal channels-sound suppression) with protruding fire sprinkler heads.

    I have opened a ceiling and after studying the system, am thinking about going to QuietRock over the channel system.

    The fire sprinkler estucheons. Are they removable to be able to apply new drywall? I have been told that they merely clip to the head and can be pulled down. I understand I will have to shim the overhead joists to get to the origional depth so as not having to shutdown the system and replacing the heads.

    Any insight here? Thanx!

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  2. KULTULZ

    KULTULZ Jack of all trades, Master of none

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    Found my info-

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  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    heads

    The fire suppression heads MUST have the proper projection, meaning exactly the same as originally, from the finished ceiling to provide the proper spray pattern.
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