Lather: A description for the lather job

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Lather – Fastens wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings, and partitions of buildings to provide supporting base for plaster, fireproofing, or acoustical material, using handtools and portable power tools: Erects horizontal metal framework to which laths are fastened, using nails, bolts, and studgun. Drills holes in floor and ceiling, using portable electric tool, and drives ends of wooden or metal studs into holes to provide anchor for furring or rockboard lath. Wires horizontal strips to furring to stiffen framework. Cuts lath to fit openings and projections, using handtools or portable power tools. Wires, nails, clips, or staples lath to framework, ceiling joists, and flat concrete surfaces. Bends metal lath to fit corners, or attaches preformed corner reinforcements. Wires plasterer’s channels to overhead structural framework to provide support for plaster or acoustical ceiling tile. May also install metal casings around openings, metal window stools, and metal trim and plaster grounds (wood or metal strips) nailed to studding to provide guide for PLASTERER (construction industry). May also weld metal frame supports to steel structural members. May also be designated according to type of lath applied as Metal Lather (construction industry), Rockboard Lather (construction industry), Wood Lather (construction industry), or according to task performed as Metal Furrer (construction industry).

Job industry: construction industry

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