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You can drill a hole and use a standard masonry screw such as Tapcons:
You can use a climbing nut: But if I were you, I'd probably just epoxy a metal bar directly to both stones and screw a hook into it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(climbing)
You might be able to use a rock climbing cam to hold it in place. A picture of one is below. With the large gaps in between the stones, you can also drill into the mortar using a masonry bit and attach the tools with a masonry screw. Since you are screwing into the mortar, and not the stone, then you can easily patch over the hole later if you want to ...
Adding an answer because it would have been quite a long comment... I knew I had seen "brick clips" before, but I'm not sure either style would work for you. This kind is made to "hug" the top and bottom of a standard brick, so probably will not work for you, but at least you know it's available... There's also this style that has little "ears" that you ...
The simplest way to stucco the opening is to use cement board only because you'd be saving several steps by not having to apply each successive layer. Looking at your photo it appears that you have at least 3/4 inch of depth from the stud edge to the existing stucco surface. If you install 1/2 inch cement board over 30 # felt you just need to float a 1/4 ...
The important part is breaking out the old stucco to create a rough edge, and expose the wire to tie into. Sheath what you have with wood. Slip new paper (two layers of grade D in the USA), under the old, and wire. Now an alternative is to cut cement board in the shape of the old window and caulk the edges. But here you'd want to recess the cement board ...
You can use any of those materials, or none of those. Waterproof paper (properly installed such that water is prevented from penetrating the repair seams) and wire mesh alone, with no substrate, may be just fine. An important part of the job that you do not mention (and is not apparent in your picture) is the waterproof paper/membrane.
Mortar is definitely not waterproof as such but neither is it affected by water (unless freezing). Water penetrates a brick wall so far under normal conditions and then dries out during intervening dry periods.
Yes, mortar is waterproof. It is "relatively unaffected" by water "under specified conditions". Water-proof or water-resistant describes objects relatively unaffected by water or resisting the ingress of water under specified conditions. –Waterproofing, Wiki However, anything claiming waterproof is likely a long way away from being watertight or ...
Morter is not waterproof. Bricks are not waterproof. Ceramics, like kitchenware, are waterproof as long as they're not cracked. The difference is that ceramics are fired with a glaze on the outside. To get the same outer layer of protection, you're looking for a silicon spray that can be brushed or pressure-sprayed on the outside. This layer will wash ...
The mortar, concrete, and plaster are not waterproof, but they don't have to be. The amount of water that will wick out will be minimal, and likely not even enough to be noticeable. The septic tank is not pressurized, so there's nothing (other than gravity) trying to force the "water" through the walls of the tank. For all intents and purposes, the tank ...
Probably not. I have a precast cement tank. It is not otherwise waterproofed/coated, etc. It's perfectly standard to use them like that. They don't spray water everywhere - it simply seeps, rather slowly, through the walls. Consider, if you will, what happens to water that you keep in the septic tank. It sits for a while, and then leaves by a pipe ...
Mortar is not waterproof. However, there are products that can be applied to mortar (and other concrete materials), that can make the mortar waterproof.
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