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Running Wire from outside (sub-Panel) mounted to stucco to inside garage, how to do it by code?

I have a sub panel outside the house on the exterior outside the garage, house is a modern stucco exterior in Cali. I want to punch through the back of the panel and run some wires for an EV charger ...
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Material to re-stucco compromised exterior wall

The extension to my house was built (I estimate in the 1930s) using terracota hollow blocks with stucco over. For some decades, the stucco had vinyl siding over it, which was an awful choice because ...
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How can I repair loose stucco?

Less than 2 years ago I had the walls of my terrace painted, and in less than 2 years there are parts that are already like this. Is there anything I can do? Any material?
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Is there more to consider than the R-value when installing stucco in the Southwest?

I live in the Southwest and notice 90% of the homes in my area are stucco. Since I'm considering wrapping the house in an additional layer of insulation, then new siding, I am considering stucco. Many ...
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Replace in wall communications panel

There's a cutout panel on one of my garage's exterior wall where I'd like to install a weatherproof plastic enclosure on top of. There's a hole in it where the satellite installer got the coax cable ...
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how to repair a concrete patio slab with crumbling edges

A brick-on-sand patio was added to the house back in the 1970s atop a poured concrete foundation that goes down 36", below frost-depth, per local code. A brick-veneer was adhered with mortar to ...
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Replace rotted plywood sheathing behind stucco

I have a chimney chase where water was leaking down the side for years. I had the fireplace and flue removed. In the chase, the plywood sheathing has all rotted away from the stucco. I can remove ...
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Hanging Porch Swing on an exterior Stucco

I want to attach a swing in my backyard exterior room ceiling. I have attached picture for better clarity. It shows construction from how it was built. It has stucco exterior. Image 1: https://drive....
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Stucco repair for large hole left by wall AC Unit

Looking for some advice on how to repair this large hole in an exterior stucco wall left by the removal of a wall AC unit. Additionally looking for specific information on how to match the pattern of ...
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Patching over edge of "J-weep" screed

My home's exterior has one-coat stucco over wood framing. The previous owner made some of the typical stucco mistakes - sprinklers spraying directly onto stucco, little or no clearance between the ...
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Why is rebar dislodging stucco? Remedy?

A 25 year old Florida building's rebar is pushing out. The thick red line shows where the rebar is detached from the concrete (and theoretically could be clipped / removed). Thin red line shows the ...
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Asbestos in bathroom cornice?

Does anybody know if asbestos was used in cornice? Could the fibres in the pictures be asbestos? The construction year is '86 (South Europe). I know it's better to have it tested than asking, but for ...
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Window is leaking into stucco

I have some water that has worked its way into the baseboard of my house. The leak is directly below the corner of a window. It looks like the previous owner had the stucco repaired but a gap has ...
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Insulating stuccoed terra cotta garage walls

We have a detached garage that's made of hollow clay bricks (structural terra cotta) covered in stucco, both inside and out. I'd like to insulate and heat it for use in the winter. The problem is that ...
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Wall anchors stuck halfway in stucco

I'm trying to install the a security camera outdoor on stucco. I used the drill to drill a hole until it hits something and cannot go further. Then I put the wall anchor into the hole and found that I ...
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How do I install flashing about an existing window?

I have two windows on one side of my house, with one directly above the other as pictured below. During rain storms, water rolls directly off the top one on to the bottom one. Water gets into the ...
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Exterior Electrical Box for Wall Light - Placement/Stucco

My Question: What is the proper depth of the J box for mounting exterior light fixtures? Should the outside edge of the box be flush, inset or protrude past the finished stucco? My exterior walls are ...
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Hardietrim/fiber cement for window trim on stucco

I have some leftover hardietrim from a side of a wall we accented with hardieplank. The rest of our house is stuccoed. We'd like to accent our windows that are on these stucco walls with trim. In lieu ...
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Which chemicals/detergents are suitable for cleaning my painted, outside faccade/stucco without damaging it?

I have a question about cleaning the painted outside facade/stucco of my house (I'm not asking for a specific product-recommendation). Which commonly available detergents/chemicals are suitable for ...
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Dryer Vent Rough-In - New Construction - Stucco

I'm a DIY'er doing a complete to the studs remodel. I'm getting tripped up on a minor detail that I would prefer to get right. My goal is to get the dryer vent pipe penetration properly flashed and ...
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Is this EIFS or hard-coat stucco over foam?

EDIT: Updated with new photos, details The light blue stuff is foam. The wire is metal. The base coat looks and feels like real concrete. My home inspector said he suspects EIFS. I brought in a ...
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How do I cover exposed exposed wood under cracked stucco?

Let me set up some context: My house is at the bottom of a hill, so when it rains, the water flows down North, into my back yard, and pools on the North and South-facing sides of my house. Over time ...
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Installing a flag on the eaves of a house no vertical wood surface

The picture shows the stucco exterior of my house. I'm trying to install the flag. The only exposed wood is in two places: the dark-colored decorative ledge, and the support beams under the shingled ...
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What is the cause of this discoloration on stucco siding?

I was wondering what this greenish discoloration is on my stucco. I think it might be water related since there’s some wood rot I’ve felt under that area (a whole other can of worms, I know). I Was ...
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Best way to repair the crawl space vent

So I had a few questions as far as stucco vents go. Here is an image of what we are talking about: What would be the best way to repair this hole? Just some wire mesh over it? Some follow on ...
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Replacing a sagging/rusting stucco steel mesh ceiling below a deck steel floor

I have a 1st floor porch ceiling that is separating and rusting that I need to tear down and replace. It's a steel porch with tile floors and what I'm guessing is some sort of corrugated galvanized ...
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Exterior Door - Jam Placement

I'm installing a pre-hung exterior door on the back of the garage. The door jam is 4 9/16" wide. The total width of the wall (interior face to exterior face) is about 5 3/4" The door jam is ...
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Basement Wall with Stucco/Concrete that needs to be removed

Just bought a 1960 house with unfinished portion of a basement that has had previous water intrusion and the crack has been injected. There are a few lingering cracks I want to deal with. Wall has ...
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Close old OTR hood vent hole on exterior stucco wall

How do I permanently close and seal the old vent hole on the outside stucco wall ? Do I have to remove the old metal vent (see photo) or can I just put stucco patch on top of the metal and fill in ...
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Enclosing a breezeway between house and garage, (there is an existing roof )

I am in Calif. I would like to enclose my breezeway. At front of house would be solid, possibly a transom window at top. At back yard side of breezeway, a set of French doors with a vinyl window at ...
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Attaching video doorbell to stucco over rigid foam insulation

To the right and left of my front door are 6" deep protrusions/doorposts covered in stucco. I'm pretty sure (from another home installation project) that these posts are not really doorposts but ...
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Waterproofing stucco over OSB

I have a legacy window that I am boarding up, for reasons of interior layout. As the surrounding wall is stucco finish, I want to do the same over the boarded up window. I was thinking to just screw ...
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Making low voltage prettier/weatherproof?

I've got a big hole in my exterior wall where several coax and (old) phone cables punch through. It's just... there in the stucco. All of my low voltage wires are just hanging out on the outside wall ...
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Unfinished large panel opening in outside wall

This house was built in 2015. I am the 2nd owner. I am unsure what this opening is/was meant for. (see photos) Somebody might have meant to install a panel and then had a change of heart. There are 4 ...
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Install outdoor power cable for Arlo Pro 2

Tired of going up and down to recharge battery for my arlo pro 2 in the front door, I am thinking to install a power cable for it, e.g., this. However, not sure what is the best way, here are two ...
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Repair or replace a mail slot on an exterior stucco wall

Our home in LA County was built in 1939 with a thru-wall mail box with a chute into our dining room. The mail slot (the opening) and chute (embedded in the wall) are held by pins that broke off ...
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Replacing electrical panel halfway embedded in EIFS stucco

I need to replace a main load center from the side of my house (it's FPE, so it's gotta go). Plus the utility is willing to increase my current 100A service to 200A, so I'll need a new meter base for ...
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Help identify stucco layers on my house

I’m looking to redo my stucco, and I’m trying to figure out what each layer of stucco is on my house. Could someone help explain what each layer of the stucco is in the image, and which layer I need ...
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Outdoor box or conduit body?

I have a flood light that's not properly mounted and I'd like to run conduit to raise it about two feet higher on a stucco and brick wall. The wires exit the house via a small, approx. half inch ...
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Running multiple camera cables from outside to indoors, do I use bushing and wall plate?

I'm installing a security camera system. The DVR will be inside, connected to 8 cameras outside. All cables will terminate at the DVR. I have a picture of the cables below. I'm going through a ...
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Drilling into brick through stucco

I have a new flood light/security camera that I want to mount above the back deck. The current flood light is a bit low and doesn't have a proper junction box. I want to use that connection and run ...
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Is it safe to mount a pull-up bar on an exterior stucco wall?

I live in a house built in the mid-60s. I bought a wall mounted pull-up bar (this: https://www.titan.fitness/strength/strength-accessories/pull-up-bars/titan-wall-mounted-pull-up-chin-up-bar/400510....
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Can I put Hardie Board siding directly over old stucco?

I just bought an old house that has five different kinds of outside wall coverings. I was thinking I could remove the fake stones and the old wooden siding and then place strapping over top of the ...
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Need to hang 60 lb water heater on exterior stucco wall

I need to hang a 60 lb tankless water heater on the back wall of my house located in California. The house was built in the 1940s and the exterior walls are stucco. The mounting bracket on the water ...
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How should I prepare to plaster my brick fireplace?

I have a kind of ugly (okay, eye of the beholder) brick fireplace that takes up half my living room. I’d like to plaster over it. Or skim coat it, or stucco ... something. I just want a better finish ...
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New sliding door with stucco behind vinyl siding

Has anyone had experience treating old (1948) stucco (3/4” stucco, metal lath, tar paper, ship lap) as wall board when installing new sliding doors or windows? I have vinyl siding that is on furring ...
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What kind of caulk should I use to seal up spalling separating from steel porch ceiling

I'd like to do some temporary quick patches to prevent worsening rust and separation of spalling/stucco ceiling underneath a steel outdoor porch/deck. One on the first floor is kinda bad so will ...
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How can I mount a mailbox on a stucco wall?

Been searching around and I have more questions than answers. I'm not sure what kind of stucco it is, but it is very smooth. The mailbox is a little heavier than you might expect (maybe 10-15 lbs). ...
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How do I know what the cement or stucco finish on my house is?

Just purchased a house (first time homeowner) and I'm realizing there is of course a lot I don't know about it. I'm trying to hang a mailbox on what I think is a stucco wall, but apparently there are ...
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Close up stucco or drywall first?

We're having work done at our house, and things have gotten behind. It's now at a point at which they're wanting to put in the drywall and paint before the exterior wall has had any stucco work done (...
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