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Nathan Woods, CCCA
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Username: nwoods

Post Number: 37
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 12:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Has anyone used this product yet?

I have an application where I have 3.5" dia tube steel columns in a 2x4 stud wall, and the tube steel needs to be directly protected...without bumping out the wall.

To make matters more complicated, the tube steel has sx strongbacks nelson stud/bolted vertically along each side of the tube steel column, so that the wall can be nailed off to the column in a structurally composite wall.

I'm thinking this product might be the solution to my problem....
William C. Pegues, FCSI, CCS
Senior Member
Username: wpegues

Post Number: 507
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Friday, November 04, 2005 - 01:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

We used it as a remedial solution after a contractor incorrectly installed some work without using the details that the local jurisdiction required (and which were shown). We knew about the product and we proposed it as a potention solution for applying to the wood framing. The local jurisdiction then accepted the solution, which we were not sure they were actually going to do.

It was not something that was specified, or even approved, since it was the contractor's problem that he himself had created.

But it is a very interesting product. They did a demonstration in our area here where they burned up one of their little mockups that was not treated while the treated one just refused to catch fire.

You have to check though, its not something that every jurisdiction accepts, but the people at the company are very responsive.

Nathan Woods, CCCA
Senior Member
Username: nwoods

Post Number: 38
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, November 05, 2005 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Thanks William. I think we are going to give it a shot. The City of Irvine has proven to be excellent to work with in the past. It's amazing the importance a good Chief Building Offical is, and what a difference it can make to local environment.


David Cline
Senior Member
Username: dcline

Post Number: 36
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 02:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

You may also want to look at StahrCoat SS fire resistant coatings from Barrier Dynamics.

See: http://www.barrierdynamics.com/stahrcoat.php

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