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Attaching outdoor Ethernet cable to stucco?

The stucco clips linked in the question should be OK, as long as they are big enough that they don't damage the cable. Flex Clips are popular with the cable companies you drill and use a plastic ...
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Is it safe to mount a pull-up bar on an exterior stucco wall?

The bracket bolts would need to penetrate the stucco and then embed nicely centered into the studs directly behind the brackets. There will be no safe mounting trying to use plastic anchors, lead ...
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Why is rebar dislodging stucco? Remedy?

Whatever the metal is (rebar or wire mesh), it's rusting. As it rusts, it's expanding and that's why it's pushing the stucco out. To make a long term fix, you'll have to pull out the rusting metal and ...
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What tools do I need to make a hole in an exterior stucco wall?

A carbide hole saw for the stucco. And that will work for the interior (drywall I presume?) as well. Always be aware that there could be pipes and/or wires in the wall where you are drilling. Seal ...
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How to achieve smooth and seamless stucco across whole surface?

To my knowledge, there isn't a paint or color coat thick enough to smooth that out. You need a texture coat of stucco to provide the finished surface. Just like mudding or plastering, stucco is a mix ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

Don't cut the pipe to seek some "creative" or "inventive" complete resolution to a springy pipe. Especially forget about a floor flange. Let the pipe relax to its unstressed position, direct caulk ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

You will probably want to use a "split drop-ear" pipe strap like this: Can be found at most any decent plumbing supply shop.
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Removal of house numbers on stucco!

Probably construction adhesive. The main problem is that this doesn't come off cleanly. On stucco, this is likely to turn into gouging out the letters, glue, and the stucco underneath, then repairing ...
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Making low voltage prettier/weatherproof?

I'd slap up a 6" box, maybe PVC with threaded entries, and then use weathertight screw-in cable clamps to bring each data cable into the box. And I'd either glue and caulk the back of the box to ...
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What is this material behind the stucco?

Stucco is mortar. The painted stucco layer beside the removed trim is too thin to account for the scratch coat and brown coat. I conclude that the trim was installed over the brown coat, making the ...
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What's the best way to flash this difficult corner above a roof in stucco?

Cement is porous, not waterproof, it acts like a sponge and will hold water. It also allows water vapor to pass through so condensation does not build up in walls. Tarpaper also allows water vapor to ...
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Skim coat stucco with stucco

It largely depends on the finish of the "existing painted stucco", but most exterior finishes are rough enough that they provide a good mechanical key for anything plastered on top. You can use a PVA ...
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Patching around a pipe exit in stucco wall

A caulk rated for outdoor use should be just fine for this sealing job. If there is any fine particulate in the area left over from drilling through the stucco do brush or blow it away before applying ...
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How To Remove Decorative Logs From Stucco Exterior

I have removed similar but square beams using a hatchet and a hammer, with quite a few the split right at the anchor and I was able to remove the anchor with vice grips. There were a few that I had to ...
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How to remove old house number

First, use a hammer and chisel to cut the stucco tight to the old sign. Try to undercut at 45 degrees so that when the sign pops off it will not pull any more of the stucco with it. Once you have a ...
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Is it safe to mount a pull-up bar on an exterior stucco wall?

The stucco itself is not going to be strong enough to support this. What you're going to want to do is to locate the wall studs behind the stucco, locate the bar so that the mounting strips are ...
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Outdoor box or conduit body?

cringe This was a bodge job from the beginning. Hole unguarded, NM cable coming outside as if Shelter-in-place was over, fitting intended for octagon box misapplied to mount an outside light, etc. ...
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Best way to repair the crawl space vent

What would be the best way to repair this hole? The best fix applies to both of these vents, they should be replaced. How did they mount this wire mesh to the stucco? It's likely stapled to the ...
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Replace rotted plywood sheathing behind stucco

I'm fairly certain the correct way to fix this is "rip off the stucco, replace the rotten wood, apply new stucco."
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How to fill stucco gaps around light fixture

The first step is that you need to either replace the box or (more likely much easier) extend it so that there is no gap between the fixture and the box. Something like this extenion from Lowes: The ...
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Is it valid to use drill hole, threaded rod, and silicone for mounting?

The headless screws form "pins" that go into the caulked holes you drilled. This is a valid method. Just make sure you drill the holes square so the number sits straight. Edit, based on ...
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What to do with this gap under a bathroom window in a masonry wall?

I would use thin-set to attach the backer board. Then coat at least the top surface and down the vertical wall at least 3 or 4 inches with a waterproofing agent like Redguard or Aqua Defense. That ...
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How can I attach house numbers to stucco?

I had this same issue. Didn't want to drill through the stucco to mount house numbers. I used polyurethane caulk. It is very sticky, and can be painted if too much squeezes out past the edges. I ...
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Attach black iron natural gas pipe to stucco

I asked several other plumbers what they do and I asked the local building department (not just the inspector) what they recommend and it looks like the preferred method in my local jurisdiction is to ...
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How can I tell what kind of paint is on my stucco?

DO NOT ever use elastomeric paint on stucco.....Stucco needs to breathe.... in truth stucco should never be "painted" at all. It needs to be lime washed or mineral coated. This actually bonds ...
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How do I replace the front door on a stucco house?

In case someone comes across this in a future search, here is what I did on a similar project: First, I used an oscillating saw with a plunge bit to cut the nails—-much easier than a sawzall. I used ...
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Should exterior stucco be sealed to prevent water damage

If your house's wall was built correctly (maybe not), then the stucco should be able to get wet--soaked, even--without it impacting the structure beneath. You would be in the danger zone if: You live ...
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Drilling into outdoor stucco to hang bike

I live north of Pittsburgh, Pa. and that stucco exterior finish was used on older commercial brick, stone or masonry buildings as a cheap insulation. It consisted of 2" white styrofoam board, covered ...
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What's the best caulk type for exterior stucco to wood window trim?

In my opinion the best caulk for almost any siding job is urethane. It's crazy sticky, paints well (and comes in a zillion colors to match pre-finished siding by special order), and remains flexible. ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

If you just want to secure it and aren't too concerned about aesthetics you can come underneath with a block of pressure treated wood. Then use a pipe strap to fix the pipe to the wood. If you can ...
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