BlazeFrame® RipTRAK™

1-Hour RipTRAK

head-of-wall deflection track - 1 & 2 hour system

BlazeFrame RipTRAK is a deflection track with an offset shoulder that represents the thickness of the gypsum board (5/8" or 1-1/4”). A second piece of gypsum board (wall cladding strips) is fit flush to the underside of the slab (w/sealant) or to a fluted deck (without castle cuts & sealant), and is then fastened to the shoulder. This allows the roof/floor assembly and the BlazeFrame RipTRAK to move in relation to the wall assembly. This also allows the wall cladding strips (the rip board) that is attached to the BlazeFrame RipTRAK to slide over the primary wall assembly.

Application(s): Chase Wall, Standard Wall
Description

The BlazeFrame RipTRAK is the only UL tested fire-rated head of wall joint system that offers an alternate listing by eliminating castle cuts and sealant. Meets UL 2079, 5th edition; HW-D-1125 and HW-D-0823. For alternate details, please refer to configuration A, items 3A1 and 3B1. This is good for both roof and wall assemblies.

BlazeFrame RipTRAK is a deflection track with an offset shoulder that represents the thickness of the gypsum board (5/8" or 1-1/4”). A second piece of gypsum board (wall cladding strips) is fit flush to the underside of the slab (w/sealant) or to a fluted deck (without castle cuts & sealant), and is then fastened to the shoulder. This allows the roof/floor assembly and the BlazeFrame RipTRAK to move in relation to the wall assembly. This also allows the wall cladding strips (the rip board) that is attached to the BlazeFrame RipTRAK to slide over the primary wall assembly.

RipTRAK CLIPS

RipTRAK Clips are attached to both inside bottom legs of the BlazeFrame RipTRAK with two #8 by 1/2" (13mm) long steel self-drilling framing screws and engage the short flange of the studs. This reinforces any stud to track connection while allowing deflection.

  • RTC-33-RipTRAK  Clip 20 ga  (Drywall Studs)    PN# 56542
  • RTC-54-RipTRAK  Clip 16 ga (Structural Studs) PN# 56543
Technical Data

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Installation

Installation

RipTRAK Clips are attached to both inside bottom legs of the BlazeFrame RipTRAK with two #8 by 1/2" (13mm) long steel self-drilling framing screws and engage the short flange of the studs. This reinforces any stud to track connection while allowing deflection.

  • RTC-33-RipTRAK  Clip 20 ga  (Drywall Studs)    PN# 56542
  • RTC-54-RipTRAK  Clip 16 ga (Structural Studs) PN# 56543

Review ClarkDietrich's UL Fill, Void or Cavity Materials Listings for construction / assembly information

Resources

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Code Compliance

BlazeFrame joint protection complies with building codes and our products are listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. and have been evaluated to meet applicable safety standards in accordance with:

  • UL 2079 : Tests for Fire Resistance of Building Joint System
  • ClarkDietrich's UL Fill, Void or Cavity Materials Listings
  • BlazeFrame RipTRAK is a UL tested fire-rated head of wall joint system. Fire caulk and spray not needed. UL 2079; HW-D-1125 and HW-D-0823.  This is good for both roof and wall assemblies. See UL listing Configuration B, Item 3B.  Caulking is still needed between the shoulder board and the roof/floor assembly.
  • ClarkDietrich is a Member of the International Firestop Council (IFC)
Submittals

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Product Code Description
RipTRAK (1HR) for 4" Total Deflection BlazeFrame® RipTRAK™ 1 HOUR SYSTEM
RipTRAK (1HR) for 3" Total Deflection
RipTRAK (1HR) for 2" Total Deflection
RipTRAK (1HR) for 1" Total Deflection

 

Product Code Description
RipTRAK (2HR) for 4" Total Deflection BlazeFrame® RipTRAK™ 2 HOUR SYSTEM
RipTRAK (2HR) for 3" Total Deflection
RipTRAK (2HR) for 2" Total Deflection
RipTRAK (2HR) for 1" Total Deflection

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