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SECTION 2506 - EXTERIOR LATH

2506.1 General. Exterior surfaces are weather-exposed surfaces as defined in Section 224. For eave overhangs required to be fire resistive, see Section 705.

2506.2 Corrosion Resistance. All lath and lath attachments shall be of corrosion-resistant material. See Section 2501.4.

2506.3 Backing. Backing or a lath shall provide sufficient rigidity to permit plaster application.

Where lath on vertical surfaces extends between rafters or other similar projecting members, solid backing shall be installed to provide support for lath and attachments.

Gypsum lath or gypsum board shall not be used, except that on horizontal supports of ceilings or roof soffits it may be used as backing for metal lath or wire fabric lath and cement plaster.

Backing is not required under metal lath or paperbacked wire fabric lath.

2506.4 Weather-resistive Barriers. Weather-resistive barriers shall be installed as required in Section 1402.1 and, when applied over wood base sheathing, shall include two layers of Grade D paper.

2506.5 Application of Metal Plaster Bases. The application of metal lath or wire fabric lath shall be as specified in Section 2505.3 and they shall be furred out from vertical supports or backing not less than 1/4 inch (6 mm) except as set forth in Footnote 2, Table 25-B.

Where no external corner reinforcement is used, lath shall be furred out and carried around corners at least one support on frame construction.

A minimum 0.019-inch (0.48 mm) (No. 26 galvanized sheet gage), corrosion-resistant weep screed with a minimum vertical attachment flange of 3 1/2 inches (89 mm) shall be provided at or below the foundation plate line on all exterior stud walls. The screed shall be placed a minimum of4 inches (102 mm) above the earth or 2 inches (51 mm) above paved areas and shall be of a type which will allow trapped water to drain to the exterior of the building. The weather-resistive barrier shall lap the attachment flange, and the exterior lath shall cover and terminate on the attachment flange of the screed.

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