This specification covers sheet lath, expanded metal lath, diamond mesh, flat and self-furring, and rib metal lath, all with or without backing and designed to be used as a base for gypsum or Portland cement plaster. Metal lath shall be fabricated from cold-rolled carbon steel sheet of commercial quality as specified and galvanized metal lath shall have a G60 coating. Physical properties such as thickness, width, length, and weight shall be specified. Metal lath shall be fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized steel.
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1.1 This specification covers sheet lath, expanded metal lath, diamond mesh, flat and self-furring, and rib metal lath, 1/8 and 3/8 in. (3.2 and 9.6 mm), all with or without backing and designed to be used as a base for gypsum or portland cement plaster.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
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