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Item: 380020

Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® Compound

A fire-rated joint compound that dries to a red color that is easily identified by fire marshals.



Simply mix the amount you need with water, apply and the compound sets in 2-3 hours. Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® Compound is auto-bonding and will bond to cured compound, making repairs easy and can be sanded and painted when dry. It dries to a red color that is easily identified by fire marshals. Firecode® Compound is non-toxic and free from silicones, solvents, halogens, PCB’s, asbestos and inorganic fiber.

Main Features

Each batch of Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® Compound yields approximately 75 minutes of working time. Sheetrock® Brand Firecode® Compoundis UL-classified in accordance with ASTM E84 (ANSI/UL 723), ASTM E814 (ANSI/UL 1479), ULC-S115 and ASTM E1966 (ANSI/UL 2079).

  • Effective in numerous UL systems for through-penetrations and head-of-wall applications in USG™ Fire Stop Systems
  • Enhances smoke and fire protection in curtain wall safing applications of Thermafiber® Life-Safety Fire Containment System
  • Fast and easy to mix and apply
  • Distinctive red color makes inspection and installation confirmation easy


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Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 2.4 MB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 42.9 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English) PDF 440.7 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 52.2 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 54.0 KB

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  • Does Firecode® Brand Compound work equally well with all kinds of penetrations?

    The USG Fire Stop System with Firecode Compound and safing insulation works exceptionally well with metallic pipe, conduit and electrical cable. The systems also works in combination with intumescent wraps and collars to form an effective Firestop at through-penetrations for materials that can collapse, decompose or disintegrate in fire, such as Schedule 40 plumbing materials made of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polypropylene (PP) or Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC).

  • If a fire-rated assembly does not have insulation in the cavity, can it be added?

    Yes. Insulation can be added without any decline in fire resistance. Also, if that same assembly requires insulation it must be added.

  • How is Firecode® Compound packaged?

    Firecode® Compound is packaged in 15 lb. bags. For small-volume applications, the compound can be portion mixed and the bag resealed.

  • Can I use Firecode® Brand Compound near water?

    No. Firecode Compound should not be applied to moist areas or areas continuously exposed to moisture.

  • What kinds of Firestop materials or systems are used?

    All of the recognized codes require the materials and methods used be "approved" typically by an independent and recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories or Factory Mutual. Generally, these materials include common filling or damming materials such as mineral fiber, backer rod or ceramic fiber insulation, and a noncombustible sealant or compound. Approved systems and materials now are outlined clearly in Underwriters Laboratories Fire Resistance Directory. See USG Firestop Systems folder SA727 for tested systems and products.

  • How is Firecode® Brand Compound applied?

    Firecode® Brand Compound is applied in wet form and allowed to set or harden. It is typically used in walls, floors and curtain wall slab edge conditions where strength and economy are required.

  • Is Firestop protection required at all penetrations?

    The building codes require Firestop of all penetrations through fire-rated assemblies. Typically this includes floor/ceilings, elevator shafts, stairwells, corridors, etc. Of course, since the objective of Firestop systems is to contain fire to the area of origin, it is wise to seal all through-penetrations. Firestop also is needed at other joints, voids or gaps in fire-rated assemblies, at air passages and at plenums concealed within floor assemblies.

    See USG Fire Stop Systems folder SA727 for tested systems and products.

  • How is Firecode® Brand Acrylic Firestop Sealant applied?

    Firecode® Brand Acrylic Firestop Sealant is applied from a caulk gun and is typically used for floor and wall penetrations where movement is anticipated and flexibility is a requirement.

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