My shop in the basement next to the garage. The top 8" of the shop wall is
also the bottom 8" of the garage wall.
I would like to leave my air compressor in the garage and put somesort of
pipe in the wall; connect the compressor to the pipe in the garage, and an
air hose to the pipe in the shop. I don't know much about either fire walls
or air piping, but want to do it safely. Maybe I am making too much out of
this, and a piece of 3/8" iron pipe with proper fittings is all that is
required. But maybe it has to be more elaborate.
Any knowledgeable advice would be appreciated.
Look for some "Fire Caulking". 3M and Hilti make it, probably others. You
put it in and around the hole you make for the pipe. In the event of a fire
the caulking swells up and creates a smoke seal around the pipe.
"Burnt Eddy" <no no no> wrote in message
Forget about the fancy caulking, just drill your hole slightly
oversize of the pipe. The steel pipe will block the hole, lets face it
how much smoke or fire is going to go through the 1/8th inch clearence
around your pipe? We run gaslines through firewalls all the time. Just
don't get stupid with the size of the hole you drill.
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