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Old 02-19-2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm buying a home in Timonium and it looks like the FHA is going to require a firewall be installed between the (attached) garage and the home/living area. Can someone give me ANY sense of how much this might cost? I have no clue, and am trying to get an idea for whether we could afford the repair.

Oh, and a fire door into the attached basement is also probably going to be required, so any info on that cost would be great too.

I have emails out to contractors, but am hoping to get some kind of a ballpark ASAP (have ants in pants). I have NO idea if we're talking $200 or $10,000, so really any guesstimates would be appreciated.

And, if you have any contractor recommendations, that would also be great.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:44 PM
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I've never heard of FHA going this far before but drywall is typically fire rated. This seems like the kind of fix that the seller would have to take care of though.
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