Steel-Framed Wall

Base Layer: 1/2” (12.7 mm) ToughRock® Fireguard C® gypsum board or 1/2” (12.7 mm) DensArmor Plus® Fireguard C® applied vertically to each side of 1-5/8” (41 mm) metal studs 24” (610 mm) o.c. with joints staggered 24” (610 mm) each side using 1” (25 mm) Type S drywall screws 12” (305 mm) o.c. Second Layer: 1/2” (12.7 mm) ToughRock Fireguard C gypsum board or 1/2” (12.7 mm) DensArmor Plus Fireguard C applied vertically to each side with joints staggered 24” (610 mm) each side attached to studs with 1-5/8” (41 mm) Type S drywall screws 12” (305 mm) o.c. Third Layer: 1/2” (12.7 mm) ToughRock Fireguard C gypsum board or 1/2” (12.7 mm) DensArmor Plus Fireguard C applied vertically to each side with joints offset 8” (203 mm) from studs and staggered 24” (610 mm) each side, attached to studs with 2” (51 mm) Type S drywall screws 24” (610 mm) o.c. and with 1-1/2” (38 mm) Type G drywall screws 12” (305 mm) o.c. between studs 1-1/2” (38 mm) from joints. Face Layer: 1/2” (12.7 mm) ToughRock Fireguard C gypsum board or 1/2” (12.7 mm) DensArmor Plus Fireguard C installed horizontally on each side with joints staggered 24” (610 mm) o.c. Install 2-1/2” (64 mm) Type S drywall screws 12” (305 mm) o.c. to studs and track and 1-1/2” (38 mm) Type G drywall screws 24” (610 mm) o.c. and 1-1/2” (38 mm) from horizontal joints at midpoint between framing. Sound tested with 1-1/2” (38 mm) fiberglass insulation.

Hourly Rating: 4-hour
STC Rating: 55-59 STC
Fire Test Reference: WHI-495-0786 & 0787
Sound Test Reference: WEAL 87-119
Approved for Assembly:
ToughRock® Fireguard C® Products
DensArmor Plus® Fireguard C® Products