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What is the wall thickness of CMU block?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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Also to know is, how thick is a CMU wall?
Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) are manufactured in a variety of sizes. They are identified by their depth – i.e. the thickness of the wall they create. For instance, a 6" CMU is nominally 6" deep while a 10" CMU is nominally 10" deep.
Beside above, what is the fire rating of a cinder block wall? Depending on the thickness of the wall, the density of the units and the amount of grout used, concrete masonry walls can provide up to a four hour fire rating. Additionally, concrete masonry walls pass the hose stream test unlike other fire rated wall systems.
Similarly, what is a CMU wall?
Concrete masonry units act as bearing wall supports for residential homes and buildings, supporting vertical loads such as floor joists, arches, vaults and roof rafters, and horizontal loads like wind and seismic activity. Similar to stone masonry units, a CMU system stacks together concrete blocks using mortar joints.
What is the actual size of a 8x8x16 block?
|Nominal Size (in)||Actual Size (in)|
|4 x 8 x 16||3-5/8 x 7-5/8 x 15-5/8|
|6 x 8 x 16||5-5/8 x 7-5/8 x 15-5/8|
|8 x 8 x 16||7-5/8 x 7-5/8 x 15-5/8|
|10 x 8 x 16||9-5/8 x 7-5/8 x 15-5/8|