FRC, IRC and the 5th Edition “Curing” Requirements
July 9, 2015 - There is a lot of noise in the system lately regarding the “new” curing paragraph with the FRC (703.6.5). Actually, this paragraph is not new at all. It has been a part of the IRC since most of the old codes were combined into one years ago. It was specifically redacted by Florida from the base version of the IRC at the time it was adopted as the basis of the new FRC. Why?
Declaratory Statement for application of code provisions R703.6.
July 9, 2015 - R703.6.5 Curing
The finish coat for two-coat cmemnt plaster shall not be applied sooner than seven days after application of first coat. For three-coat cement plaster, the second coat shall not be applied sooner than 48 hours after application of the first coat. The finish coat for three coat cement plaster shall not be applied sooner than seven days after second coat.