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Stucco codes vs cosmetics, Stucco Staple guns










Stucco codes vs cosmetics, Stucco Staple guns.
Stucco Lathing instructions, step by step, how to install lath.
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Can stucco gun staples rip the water barrier? Of course, they can thus buy the best guns, don’t use so-called cheap guns.

Lath is simply the first step in the stucco process.
First, you attach two layers of Grade D paper or two layers of 60-minute paper to protect the plywood substrate from rainwater damage.
2-Ply 162 sq. ft. 60 Minute Building Paper.
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
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 crown staples with a width or crown of one inch to keep up with current inspections or codes.
Don’t over staple the lath, only ever 6 inches on studs.

Stucco weep or drip screeds, same thing
If your home was built before 1980, you won’t have weep or drip screed as they were not required by building codes until about 1980.
If your stucco goes below the mud sill and into the dirt, the worst that happens is with movement. The home’s stucco can and will often crack and even sometimes buckle a bit.
Weep, or drip screed has many purposes. One is to provide an expansion joint, and the other is to provide a stop and a guild to apply the proper depth or thickness of the stucco.
There are a few more reasons for a weep or drip screed, but these are the best reasons to install them.
I believe it’s a myth or false belief to think bugs will enter if the stucco is taken to the ground.
BTW, often, when attaching the weep screeds onto the substrate or plywood surface, below the mud-sill part of the weep screed can touch the foundation. This depends on the plywood installation and is harmless. Learn to stucco lath fast. stucco lath, Stucco nettings. Stucco staples vs. Furring Nails.

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