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Complete A Level 1 Fire Wall – With No Mud!

Are you still spending time mudding and taping unseen fire-rated spaces such as elevator shafts, spaces above the ceiling grid, attics, and utility rooms? Save time and money finishing these fire-rated spaces in schools, malls, hospitals, and condos with self-adhesive EZ Flame Fighter. For years, drywall finishers have needed a simple way to fire-proof spaces that no one will potentially ever even see, aside from an inspector or two. EZ Flame Fighter was developed so finishers could stop wasting time with mud and tape while still achieving a fire-rated wall. It’s so easy, the apprentice can even get the job done right.

One of the first things that people notice about EZ Flame Fighter is it’s color. EZ Flame Fighter was developed to speed up jobs, and that’s exactly why it is tinted pink. Inspectors know that if they see pink tinted tape, the seams are approved for a 1 or 2 hour fire-rated wall. Being able to see the pink tape allows inspectors to visually check a space as opposed to the time-consuming process of climbing into these hard to reach spaces to check the finish up-close.

The self-adhesive strength of EZ Flame Fighter wasn’t an afterthought in the design of this product. One hour after application, EZ Flame Fighter’s bonding strength will cure to full strength. Once cured, the drywall will tear off the wall before EZ Flame Fighter will ever come off. If a wall with EZ Flame Fighter ever needs to be finished, do not try and simply mud over EZ Flame Fighter. The exterior facing surface of Flame Fighter is covered with a thin layer of silicon, which drywall compound will not adhere to. If you do need to finish the wall simply spray an oil based primer over the tape and you will be able to mud over Flame Fighter. For fire projection in those tricky, small voids around electrical, HVAC, and plumbing try fire-rated EZ Flame Fighter Caulk. 

EZ Flame Fighter tape is used as a finishing component for gypsum board wall and ceiling assemblies approved and listed to ASTM E119, Standard Test Methods for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials or CAN/ULC S101, Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Test of Building Construction and Materials for use in the United States and Canada.

6 thoughts on “Complete A Level 1 Fire Wall – With No Mud!

  1. Reply
    Fred Raffensperger - March 24, 2021

    Does this tape work on exterior board like dense glass for fire rated joints?

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      joe@wallboardtrim.com - March 25, 2021

      Hello.
      The EZ Fire Tape is not suited to be exposed to prolonged exterior weather conditions. it is not recommended for exterior use.

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    John Bell - May 31, 2021

    Is this tape paintable?

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      joe@wallboardtrim.com - June 1, 2021

      Hi John,
      The surface of the Fire Tape is treated with silicone and mud or paint will not adhere to it. If you need to disguise the color of the Fire Tape on exposed walls, we recommend using a primer called Zinsser, Bulls Eye Odorless to coat over it. Once the Zinsser is dry, latex paint or mud can be applied.

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    Russell Carson - November 17, 2021

    Can this tape be used instead of ‘mudding’? Are inspectors in jurisdictions approving it? I have read it is good for walls but it may not be appropriate for ceilings according to fire code?

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      joe@wallboardtrim.com - November 17, 2021

      If you are talking about EZ Fire Tape, then yes it is put on without the need for redi-mix. In regards to being approved, most inspectors are allowing it. There may be a time you find an inspector that has no knowledge of the product, you can get the proper documentation from EZ Fire Tapes website. http://e-ztape.com/tech-data.html The EZ Fire Tape can be used on walls and on ceilings.

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