Staple Leg Depth

In this simple video we explain some of the reasons to use crown staples of various lengths while attaching your paper and wire lath to your substrate.

It’s important to know how much of your staple leg is penetrating into the studs of your home, and to make sure you are complying with your local building codes for optimal building strength.

“Stucco/plastering staple leg depth in studs”

Video Published: Sept 4, 2020

If you’re stapling into a plywood substrate or sheathing in California you would us inch and a quarter staples.

If code requires adding Densglass as well, then switch to 2-inch staples as 7/8 of the legs is necessary for the PSI strength to hold the weight of stucco up, size matters.

Actually, my friendly subscribers, I added “size matters” as a joke. When we’re listening to the radio at work, and some commercial says how white my teeth should be or that size matters to sell us crap we don’t need or want – that’s the time I plug my iPhone in our radio and hit Leonard Skinard, Pink Floyd or whomever – I don’t have to listen to radio commercials telling me how I suck as a man unless I buy this or that pill. Like any of us needs to be bombarded with insults to lower our self-esteem.

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