|Lath is allowed to flop over. Curve in lath forms a rib
to hold the lath straight. The first row of nails is started about 6
from the edge. There are 5
rows in all. The first nail is started in the center. The row is nailed
from the center out, holding the sheet straight, as shown by the arrows.
|The first row of nails is finished,
nailing to the ends
of the sheet of lath.
|Second row is started in the middle, holding the lath
in a curve still
to keep it straight. The first nail is started in the center, like
The nailing sequence is from the center to the edges to keep a straight
||The from third row nailed 3/4 of the the way over from
the edge. There
is no need to nail the edges yet. The edge can be nailed when the next
sheet is put up and overlapped.
|No need to nail the edge against the wood trim because
it gets a plaster
stop so it
can be nailed at the same time.
|The edge of the overlapping sheet can be
nailed at the same time. Note a good 3 inch overlap. Wire ties are
pulling the lath tight. Each "lap" is tied, or
the overlapping area between the joists.