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Old 02-04-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Some time ago, I either saw on TV or read in a magazine about a fastener that is used to pull loose plaster back onto the underlying lath. It is a round disc, about the size of a half-dollar. It has a screw hole in its center with a sort of shoulder washer formed in it. If I remember, the disc itself is covered with holes to aid in the adhesion of joint compound.

Does anyone know who sells these things and what they're called. I tried all the different Google searches I could think of, all to no avail.

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My searches got better and I found what I was looking for:

http://www.demandproducts.com/dp525.html

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used them before but attached them to the joist not the lathing, I would think that would split the lath and cause more problems
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used them before but attached them to the joist not the lathing, I would think that would split the lath and cause more problems
I guess my posting wasn't terribly clear but I too was under the impression that these need to be drilled into a joist. Thanks!
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I get mine as mcfeeleys. They are called plaster washers and they work great in old homes. They can be used to reattach plaster to the lath. NO they do not have to be drilled into joists if the lath is in good condition. Obviously it helps to use a joist. Some restorers will use a combination of these plasters and liquid glue. They drill holes and send the glue up in them to form a key around the lathe. They also use these plasters so the plaster gets two forms of help to keep it connected to the lathe.

YOu have to be careful when using these on old plaster. You do not want to drill in too tight or you might crack the ceiling. You use a bunch of these to life up the part of the ceiling that is dropping away from the lath.

Essentially you are just reattaching the plaster to the late where it use to be attached.

Here are the washers: http://www.mcfeelys.com/plaster-washers

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