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Fire-Rated Wall: Adding An Outlet
While most homeowners don't often consider fire ratings, building professionals are well acquainted with the topic!
Many material uses and construction methods are dictated by fire ratings and fire safety.
For example, typical attached garage residences have a fire rated wall that separates the living space from the garage.
Care should be taken if alterations are made to this wall.
For example, if you plan to add electrical outlets, the best approach may be to install outlets on the wall (surface mounted).
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