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Rib lath installation

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Fixing of Rib lath Sheets
Rib lath is fixed so that the tip of the rib is put against the supporting background. The rib of the sheet should run at right angles to any supports. Make sure that sheets are superposed by a minimum of 50mm end to end and by 25mm width ways and that the ribs are nestled together.
Wood Support
Rib lath is fixed at each rib to wood supports using plasterers' nails or staples. Make sure that compatible corrosion resistant fixings are used, for example, please don’t use galvanized fixings for stainless steel.
Metal Support
Rib lath is fixed at each rib to metal support using 1.63mm galvanized or stainless steel tying wire. When joining rib lath sheets overlap the edge ribs and tie the edges with 1.22mm tying wire at 150mm centers.
Solid Background
Rib lath can be fixed to a solid background using a suitable fixing which holds the ribs firmly against the background. Where sheets are installed perpendicularly, fixings should be positioned through all ribs at 600mm centers to make sure there have enough stability.