Fire blocking is a framing term I believe referencing the use of materials to block the flow of air/smoke. Correct? The correct reference would be calling the wall fire-rated correct?
I have seen the terms fire-blocking/firewall/fire-rated thrown around hap-hazardly online a lot the past week researching the topic. Short story an electrical design was approved, permit issued, then a follow-up inquiry resulted in the submitted design being rejected (after drywall cut). Frustration followed.
Now it looks like I am going to create an alcove in the fire-rated wall and place a smaller load center in there. Going smaller is due to not being able to fit the 14.5" load center in there with 5/8" drywall on both sides of the framing members.
I do wonder what the permit approving inspector thought I meant in the detailed sketch of the area and work by the words “flush mount”, “garage”, and “living space”.