View Full Version : Fire Rated Ceiling- Condo

10-15-2008, 09:59 PM
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!

10-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Found my info-

10-16-2008, 05:58 PM
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.