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It does seem a little arrogant for a state to over-ride local fire ordinances, but I resent the assumption that sprinklers are the only solution to the problem of shoddily built houses. There is no reason not to require that houses of lightweight construction be protected with things like in-tumescent paint or cementitious foam. I wonder if anyone in the building supplies industry is developing LW assemblies using some version of fiber cement rather than steel braces or OSB.

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