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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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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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How to install an outdoor outlet in new stucco (not retrofit) — with details done right

Previous questions pertain to adding an outdoor electrical box to old stucco (How do I install electrical through existing stucco (e.g. "old work") ). What are the ways it's done on a wall ...
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Should I refinish Spanish stucco in winter or wait until Spring?

The outside if my house is Spanish stucco, painted over with what appears to be an oil-based paint. In certain areas the paint chipped off or looks loose (rain probably infiltrated) I live in NYC and ...
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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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Stucco on concrete, order of operations

Our below-grade, painted poured concrete garage wall is showing some efflorescence and mild spalling (see image). I would like to cover it with one or two coats of stucco. I am made to understand I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Process for patching stucco on bottom of wall?

There’s a big chunk of stucco missing on the bottom area of my exterior wall. It looks like the concrete foundation is exposed where the stucco is missing. Can you guys clue me in on what the process ...
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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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How to fix and redrill stucco/concrete to install a new bib?

Replacing a hose bib and the new holes don't match the old holes. The exterior is stucco over concrete. Also, it looks like initially they stucco'ed after the hose was installed. I think I would like ...
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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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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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How to patch holes in stucco wall?

I recently had decorative wood beams removed from my exterior stucco wall, and I would like to patch them. Given the size of the holes in the wall, what would the process be of patching the holes?
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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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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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How do I hang a round metal art piece on an exterior stucco wall?

I have a round metal art sign I would like to hang on a stucco wall just outside my main door. What would be the best way to hang a sign like this?
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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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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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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 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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How can I attach security bars over EIFS stucco?

I would like to securely attach window security bars to the outside of my new house but it appears to have this fake facade. Its a row home (e.g. townhouse) in Baltimore City and the front is brick (...
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Removal of house numbers on stucco!

I have house numbers on my stucco there are no screws. They seem to be glued on in someway. How can I remove them? I want to put new floating more modern numbers on. Any help would be greatly ...
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How to properly fix these cracks in exterior window sill

The inspector suggested that these are easy fixes but most of the searches for repairing window sills brings up rotten wood and that's not what I've got here. and also this one
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Mounting Screws in Stucco

Does anyone here have experience putting mounting screws into stucco? I want to mount a light plastic box to the exterior of my home to protect a coax junction. My house's exterior is stucco. The ...
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How should I go about insulating a 1920's stucco house in LA?

I own a two story, 3200 Sq ft house in Los Angeles. The exterior is stucco and the walls are lathe and plaster. A year ago we had some water damage after a rain storm. When the contractor demo'd ...
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How do I replace the front door on a stucco house?

I'm going to be taking out the various floors that have been laid in our house down to the sub floor so wood flooring can be laid. But in doing so the floor will be about 1 inch lower than what it ...
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old look to new stucco

I am trying to match a custom stucco interior which is full of cracks, some very pronounced and deep... and thats the look I want to achieve. Altogether it gives the place a very warm, old-world feel. ...
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Stucco cracking/polymer additives/AAC

I am building with AAC blocks in a tropical country. The usual practice here is to apply a home-made plaster/stucco (cement/sand mixture) to the wall (which here is more typically mortar). However, ...
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Stucco alternative for a small section of a wall?

I'm trying to remove this exterior door, and replace it with a window: The plan is to remove the door and frame, make top and bottom places from 2x3s, run 2x3s beams every 12" and make an opening for ...
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Covering Exposed ICF and sill plate?

new guy here. I am hoping you guys can help. We had a 2x6 built Wisconsin Homes modular placed on top of an ICF basement. Then, we had vertical vinyl board and batten siding installed, it was run down ...
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Cracks in stucco

I live in South Florida in a CBS home that is 15 years old. We have several hairline cracks but one of them is about a foot up from the ground, very thin but several feet long and even wraps around to ...
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How to remove an external dryer vent cover when it's covered by stucco?

I don't know who built this house but they did it stupidly. I need to replace my external dryer vent cover because one of the fins broke. However, it seems like whoever built the house, covered the ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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How to smooth out a stucco exterior?

We have stucco on the exterior of the house. It is a sand/float finish, I believe, and it looks like this. It is a medium to coarse version of this finish. How do I go about making this smooth by ...
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How to remove old house number

I have an old metal framed house number that looks like it is embedded in the stucco (see image). Looking for a way to remove it without damaging the wall too much. I'm planning to put a new ...
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How To Remove Decorative Logs From Stucco Exterior

What are some options for removing these decorative log ends on the exterior of my house? The stucco is traditional (real) stucco. There is a possibility that the logs may penetrate the sheathing and ...
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How should I insulate the walls in a stucco house?

What is the best way to insulate a 1969 stucco home in the San Francisco Bay Area? I have added a lot of insulation in the attic area but the rooms and walls are cold. Any suggestions?