Firestop and retrofit a single electrical outlet cover faceplate in a firewall with our Retrofit Plate Guard. Economical replacement for putty pads. UL Tested.
Our UNIQUE Retrofit Plate Guard is a fire-rated gasket designed to firestop an electrical outlet cover faceplate. Available in one size to fit a single outlet in a firewall. The firestop gasket is used to ensure electrical outlets comply with firestopping requirements. In particular, it addresses the ’24 inch rule’ which is a general rule in many jurisdictions for the minimum distance between unprotected outlets.
A thin firestop pad fits under the outlet cover plate, does not take up any volume in the electrical box, and is a labor-saving, economical replacement for putty pads in normal applications. It is mounted on the inside of the cover plate and installed at the same time as the cover plate, covering the opening and providing the necessary fire protection. When exposed to heat, the UNIQUE Retrofit Plate Guard’s highly intumescent nature causes it to expand, forming a char that will seal off the opening and prevent the spread of flames and limit the temperature rise on the unexposed surfaces.
STC 53 rating; tested in a UL 411 wall assembly/section to ASTM E90. Made in the USA.
Retrofit Plate Guard Features
- ASTM E814 (UL 1479)
- STC Rating 54
- UL 263/ ASTM E119 standard
- ASTM E119 (UL 263)