Stucco Staples or stucco Furring Nails, Staples are better as the stucco lath is self-furred.
Stucco Staples or Furring Nails are furring nails better for stucco lathing or stucco staples.
Hello, all our subscribers want information on whether or not to use stucco Staples or furring Nails.
The question is, are furring nails better for stucco lathing or stucco staples.
If you are curious about the size of staples or furring nails required to attach stucco netting or wire to exterior walls.
You can use furring nails or more modern equipment as we have been doing for forty years. When using an air-powered staple lath gun, remember, 7/8 of the leg has got to be embedded into the stud, which usually means with plywood sheathing, your best bet is to buy (Inch and a Quarter Crown Staples) with a width or crown of one inch to keep up with current inspections or codes.
Naturally, if you’re attaching stucco netting to stud walls, all you need are furring nails 7/8 in length, However with the 1980 code compliance for building homes, the contractors must use plywood sheathing, so whether or not your using furring nails or staples, an inch and a quarter length is code compliant.
Lath is simply the first step in the stucco process.
First, you attached two layers of Grade D paper or two layers of 60-minute paper to protect the plywood substrate from rainwater damage.
60 Minute, two-ply jumbo-tex building paper is a weather-resistant barrier designed to provide excellent secondary protection behind exterior cladding to prevent moisture penetration and condensation in exterior wall assemblies. Once the moister barrier membrane is tacked on.
Galvanized steel stucco netting is then attached.
Galvanized-steel-Stucco-Netting 17 or 18 gauge galvanized woven wire stucco netting is used to reinforce paper for exterior Portland cement stucco walls.
You can use furring nails or more modern equipment as we have been doing for forty years, ‘Staples’ using an air-powered staple lath gun, remember, 7/8 of the leg has got to be embedded into the stud, which usually means with plywood sheathing your best bet is to buy, inch and a quarter staple or nail.
(Inch and a Quarter Crown Staples) with a width or crown of one inch to keep up with current inspections or codes.
Lastly, don’t get too carried away with the staples, as more is not better.
The right amount is better. For example, if you staple the crap out of the stucco netting, it’s will become too flat. Thus it isn’t furred any longer.
If the stucco can’t go under the netting, that’s not good.
You want stucco under and on top of the stucco netting; similarly to Dobies for concrete, the concrete is stronger when the rebar is held off the ground a few inches.
Thus the concrete goes under and over with the rebar in the middle.
That achieves maximum strength.
Lastly, staple or nail the stucco netting about every 6 inches into the studs is cMake.
Making sure your furring is against the wall so that your netting is 99% off the wall. What happens if you attached the netting backward?
The stucco does not hang well, for starters, and cant achieve its maximum strength as the stucco netting is not completely useless but instead compromised.
Jason, my son, had us do this video below to answer how to lath in as little time as possible for all you folks like us and want advice as fast as possible. https://youtu.be/MPKX9A5rPkk/
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