Fire Testing of Masonry WallsThe ASTM fire test requires the wall to be subjected to a specified temperature-time curve, and then remain intact when with a fire hose. If the wall does not pass the hose test, the standard allows a second specimen to be used that is subjected to a much lower temperature-time curve, and then that specimen has to pass the hose test.
Here are videos for a 2 hour fire test.
Which wall would you prefer?
updated Wed Jun 9th 12:52 pm