Originally Posted By: dfrend
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I know in most jurisdictions around hear their must be two layers of listed drywall and all penetrations must be caulked with firestop. This of course is only seen in newconstruction.
Also, when looking in these areas, check for fire sprinkler systems. Make sure the sprinkler installed is for high heat areas. Usually it has a yellow glass bulb as opposed to a red one. These should be the only kind installed here and in any attic areas.
Daniel R Frend
The Home Inspector Store