Normally, an 8x8 will pass the 1-hour fire rating but in this case, due to the load and height of the post, the engineer has calculated that the minimum size required is 8 3/4" x 8 3/4" so we are talking about a pressure treated 10x10x20.
Next up is a four-and-a-half-hour drive to the second stop on my tour of Parks People Steal From: Petrified Forest National Park, in northeastern Arizona. Tourists lumber down the trail
I've built them in the past. Fire treated framing lumber, fire treated plywood under 5/8 T&G with fiberglass/resin topper. Underside covered with 1/2" Hardie.
Surrounded by towering redwood trees just minutes from the town of Lagunitas, Samuel P. Taylor State offers four relatively new cabins for reservations, including one ADA accessible cabin.
Fred Roach: The wind was blowing 20, 30 miles an hour and it came right at us. The fire moved miles in a matter of minutes, faster than fire crews, under Chief Brian Marshall, could keep up.
The lumber, which has a Class A fire rating, resists rot and insects and can be cut and stained just like regular wood decking. $1.50 per lineal foot. Timber Treatment Technologies, Springfield, VA; 703-644-0991.
Decks requiring Class 1 and 2 construction that are built over a slope of 10 percent or more must be enclosed to within 6 inches of the ground with a 1-hour fire wall or a wall of approved noncombustible materials.
A second burn was expected about a half-hour after launch to complete the job before releasing Bangladesh's first communications satellite-- Bangabandhu 1 -- into an elliptical orbit with a
The ones we install are waterproof and qualify as Class A/1-hour fire-rated roof coverings, though most haven’t been evaluated for use as decking in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). They aren’t mentioned as an option to traditional cedar or composite decking in Steve Quarles’ recent Q&A about fire-resistant decks (Sep/Oct 2014), but I