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Is there a second floor? You don't really want an extra "vapor barrier" on anything that is (now) an interior surface. And in general you want one and only one vapor barrier: all building spaces nee …
answered Jan 2 '14 by Bryce
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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 …
answered Nov 12 '15 by Bryce
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I would like to hang a particular heavy duty hose reel on a wall that will be patched with stucco. In other words, it's sheathing and studs right now. I could wait until after the stucco is on … , drill holes overly large, caulk, and insert a screw. But can I do better? Is there some form of stud that could be placed in the stucco or on the wall, that offers less risk of long term water barrier failure? This is USA West Coast, 1938 stucco wood frame home. …
asked Dec 18 '17 by Bryce
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Google just found me a "hanger bolt" from a Florida hurricane information website: Looks like these models would have to be only partially screwed in. The stucco would come right up to the metal. which could cause leaks over time if the metal rusts. …
answered Dec 19 '17 by Bryce
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I live in one of millions of older homes that have stucco applied right to the ground, like so: There's really no way to retrofit a conventional weep screed here. Lowering grade is not feasible …
asked Jan 26 '16 by Bryce
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What's the proper way to seal a exterior wall mounted luminary from water entry? I was unable to find one for purchase with any sort of gasket, and it appears that any water sheeting down the wall wi …
asked Nov 22 '13 by Bryce
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corner's problems were not in evidence prior to removal of stucco: Further back showing the junction of the 1 story addition. The major water originated in a window just above here, now fixed … : The water encouraged termites, who had probably decades to chew at the corner. This is what it looked just after removing the stucco. As is typical, none of this showed from the outside, the stucco
asked Mar 7 '18 by Bryce
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See also How do I install electrical through existing stucco (e.g. "old work") which deals with the old work situation. What are the best practice products and procedures for installing an exterior … . The paper is cut around the box and caulked to the outer layer. The box is not waterproof itself. I have been unable to find a stucco depth waterproof box: …
asked Sep 21 '12 by Bryce
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Our city inspector wants us to break out the edge of old stucco to expose the wire then tie that back into the new mesh. But when we did that, it became obvious to everyone (inspector included) that …
asked Sep 4 '12 by Bryce
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Is there such a thing as an "old work" stucco junction box? Rather than cutting and flashing a 4" hole for a new junction box, can I cut a 1/2 hole for the non-metallic cable, and attach some sort … of box with a flashing? In this case I'd install an outlet in one such box, and a light in another. For the same question for "new work" see How do I install electrical through "new work" stucco? …
asked May 30 '12 by Bryce
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: Alternatives to conventional weep screed, for stucco to the ground homes? the stucco and interior plaster of that era is just reaching maximum strength, and it's rock rock rock rock hard. Drilling from the … outside is a serious chore. You also have a SEVERE danager. Existing leaks in your stucco are no big deal, they dry out. With blown in cellulose in particular you now have wet compost in your walls …
answered Dec 15 '17 by Bryce
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Ventless gas fireplaces are a suspected health hazard, and may dealers won't sell them. I strongly suggested a vented model, which will have two pipes: one for fresh air, one for exhaust. The new ca …
answered Jul 28 '14 by Bryce
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into the wall. It certainly means the grade D stucco paper behind has an unintended gap. Accessing it from inside is hard. What would the external repair options be? What would a proper bracket …
asked Dec 19 '17 by Bryce
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What's the proper way to seal a exterior surface mounted lamp from water entry? Here's what I ended up doing. I applied a bead of paintable silicone caulk directly to the stucco, tooled it for good …
answered Nov 24 '13 by Bryce
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I've used two methods: a silicon like adhesive called "Lexel", and epoxy an elevator bolt to the wall. I prefer these methods to penetrating the stucco, and both methods have been in service for … several years. With the adhesive you want to account for expansion by leaving gaps between numbers. With the bolts, hold them in place with tape while the stucco cures. They weigh a lot less than the numbers, and are not hard to keep from sliding. …
answered Jan 3 '14 by Bryce

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