Fire wall


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fire wall

[′fīr ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A fire-resisting wall separating two parts of a building from the lowest floor to several feet above the roof to prevent the spread of fire.
A fire-resisting wall surrounding an oil storage tank to retain oil that may escape and to confine fire.
(mining engineering)

Fire wall

1. An interior or exterior wall having sufficiently high fire resistance and structural stability under conditions of fire to restrict its spread to adjoining areas or adjacent buildings.
2. Any fire-resistant wall that separates one building from another or that subdivides a large building into smaller spaces; it is usually continuous from the foundations extending above the roof. See also: Wall

fire wall

A wall so constructed as to prevent the spread of fire from one part of a building to another.
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Sealing the gypsum fire wall to the exterior sheathing where the fire wall penetrates is a little tricky.
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Under today's building codes, Olsen said, builders constructing new multifamily buildings would have to install automatic fire alarms and sprinklers, and fire walls that stretched all the way to the underside of the roof.
Villages Housing Association, who look after the properties, say that any fire walls in place before the heating unit was installed in October were "replaced" and are "fully compliant with fire safety regulations".
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These protective fire walls you've built around yourself are keeping out the good as well as the bad.