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Item: 143560

Sheetrock® Brand Ultracode® Core Gypsum Panels

3/4 in. enhanced fire-resistant gypsum panels that reduce labor and material cost by using fewer layers to achieve a fire rating

Available Product Options

Thickness: 3/4 inch

Width: 48 inch

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Overview

Sheetrock® Brand Ultracode® Core Gypsum Panels (UL Type ULTRACODE) are 3/4 in. Type X gypsum panels that can provide 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-hr. fire ratings with fewer layers of gypsum panels than are typically required when used in approved designs. These panels feature a noncombustible core encased in 100% recycled face and brown back papers. The panels are UL Classified for fire resistance and can be used in any UL Design in which Type ULTRACODE panels are listed.

Main Features

  • Can achieve a 2-hour fire rating in a single-layer assembly, or a 4-hour fire rating in a double-layer assembly when used with minteral wool insulation in steel-framed walls
  • Reduce labor and material costs by using less panels
  • Comply with ASTM C1396 specifications for 3/4 in. Type X gypsum wallboard
  • UL Classification as to fire resistance, surface-burning characteristics and noncombustibility
  • Achieved GREENGUARD Gold Certification and qualifies as a low VOC emitting material (meets CA 01350)

Applications

  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Traditional Offices

Specifications

Submittal Sheet PDF 148.6 KB

Performance

  • Mold & Mildew Resistance
    Contains a broad-spectrum antimicrobial additive on the face and back of the panel that provides resistance against the growth of mold and mildew. Includes sag-resistance performance.
    No
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Firecode®
  • ASTM Classification
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    ASTM C1396

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification
    GREENGUARD Certification helps consumers choose building materials with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, which improves indoor air quality.
    Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 3/4
  • Edge Tapered Edge
  • Panel Size 4' x 7-12'

Documents & Files

Submittal Sheets & Specifications

Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 148.6 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOC 207.4 KB

White Papers

Sell Sheet (English) PDF 2.7 MB
White Paper (English) PDF 729.3 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 4.9 MB
Brochure (English) PDF 3.9 MB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 160.3 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 150.9 KB

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q & a

  • What is the maximum spacing allowed between gypsum panels over framing?

    The maximum space allowed between panels is 1/8 of an inch. Any space larger can lead to problems with joint finishing cracking.

  • Can gypsum panels be installed horizontally?

    Gypsum panels can be installed horizontally or vertically. Installing the board horizontally lessens the total amounts of joints to be taped by 25%.

  • Can I store Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels outside?

    Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels must be protected from exposure to excessive or continuous moisture and the elements before, during and after installation. Storing outdoors uncovered is not recommended.

  • What is the recommended fastener spacing for attaching gypsum panels to walls and ceilings in non-fire-rated assemblies?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • What is the maximum temperature that Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand?

    Sheetrock® Brand Gypsum Panels can withstand temperatures up to 125°F.

  • What is the recommended spacing of control joints for gypsum panels for walls and ceilings?

    The maximum recommended control joint spacing for walls and ceilings without perimeter relief is 30 feet. With perimeter relief the maximum recommended control joint spacing is 50 feet.

  • What is the recommended application for fastening gypsum panels to walls and ceilings?

    When nailing to wood construction the spacing is 7 inches for ceilings, and 8 inches for walls. When screwing into wood and steel framing the spacing is 12 inches on ceilings and 16 inches for walls. Refer to the relevant fire test to determine fastener type and spacing.

  • When hanging gypsum panels on the ceiling should the board be applied parallel or perpendicular?

    Half-inch panels must be applied perpendicular and 5/8 inches can be applied either way.

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