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by Clarence
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cinderblock wall options
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Cinderblock wall options

Being the existing wall has been painted you would have to use metal lath to apply a Stucco finish this would be a very high cost compared to drywall. You may want to look at the STO Corp. synthetic stucco bases & finishes. Look for STO RFP Base it is a synthetic base that can be applied over the pa...
by Clarence
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: sheer strength of structural screws
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: sheer strength of structural screws

Check the Fastening Handbook for anchoring all base materials.
My book is Powers Fasteners.
All the info you need will be in this handbook it will give you LOAD CAPACITIES , Anchor sizes & styles , Performance Data.
by Clarence
Tue May 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: stucco re-do

Yes you can use the plywood water barrier paper than do your Stucco to bring it out to the same plane as the existing Stucco. Than use the STO product to level out the existing Stucco @ the intersection of existing Stucco & new Stucco use the 9 inch wide 4.5 oz mesh to bridge the edges of the two St...
by Clarence
Tue May 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco re-do
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: stucco re-do

If the existing Stucco HAS NOT been painted you can use a premix base coat material like STO , BTSB base material or even STO , BTSB Plus both of these will work very well & adhesion will be very good. Than you can apply a Synthetic Finish coat color & texture maybe selected from their standard colo...
by Clarence
Fri May 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Grout haze on tile
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Grout haze on tile

See if you can find this product.
Grout Film & Coating Remover by ProSoCo, Inc.
by Clarence
Mon May 13, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Horizontal crack along both sides of an exterior wall
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Horizontal crack along both sides of an exterior wall

You don't have a big problem with those cracks. Photo # 1 that crack is caused buy the thickness change in the Stucco it is caused by the dimensional changes Stucco will crack along it's weakest plane note you have textured Stucco the weak plane will be the thinner part of the Stucco. Photo # 2 is a...
by Clarence
Mon May 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What Is This?!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: What Is This?!

Having been in the Plaster trade for over 40 years I would use the Master of Plaster product NO primer is required will adhere to the paint NO sanding is required & is easy to use compared to Sheet Rock products plus you can match all textures from very smooth to rough.
by Clarence
Mon May 06, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What Is This?!
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: What Is This?!

Looks like conventional three coat Plaster.
by Clarence
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Outside spigot thread not fitting properly
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Outside spigot thread not fitting properly

Get the fitting that goes from Pipe ( NPT ) to Hose fitting.
by Clarence
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Peeling Paint, just seal it?
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Peeling Paint, just seal it?

Looks like you have Plaster walls. High moisture will cause the problem as in the last picture.
If the house has been closed for a period of time with no temperature control paint will peel off plaster.
by Clarence
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Baseboard help (sizing, affixing, cinderblock walls, etc.)

Your base board was attached to a screed board that was used as a reference for the plaster thickness, than the base board was attached to this screed board. To replace the base board install a new screed board the same thickness as the plaster wall than select a new base board that is about 1 inch ...
by Clarence
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Drain size for flat roof
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Drain size for flat roof

You need to calculate the roof area & rain fall for your area to get the correct size drain pipe. Research Roof drain Calculation it will help you figure the correct material.
by Clarence
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Repointing cement bricks
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Repointing cement bricks

The young lad is very close to what your problem is. The Mortar joints should be softer than the brick. If the bricks were laid using the wrong mortar it would cause the joints to crack also could cause the brick to crack. If you plan on repointing the joints the existing joints need to be cut back ...
by Clarence
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Tile / Baseboard
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Tile / Baseboard

Install a nailer strip at the base before you set the tile strip should be on the same plane as the finish tile.
by Clarence
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding over stucco
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Vinyl siding over stucco

My mistake yes tapcons
by Clarence
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding over stucco
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: Vinyl siding over stucco

Are you thinking of fastening the furring to the Stucco ? If so you should not rely on the Stucco to hold the added weight. You need to attach to the substrate behind the stucco. If it is wood you would use a fastener for wood.
by Clarence
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall ceiling on resilient channel
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Drywall ceiling on resilient channel

Take a look @ Fry Reglet product DRMCT-50-50 it is a wall to ceiling trim that is also used as a finish screed for drywall it has a 1/2 inch reveal @ wall & ceiling intersection can be left open or caulked.
This will not show any cracking as it isolates the wall & ceiling.
by Clarence
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

Looking @ the photos my thinking is there is a condensation problem & the dew point is occurring between the brown coat & the finish coat plaster. What is the wall made of that the plaster is applied to ? What is your guess of the temperature different in the two apartments on an avg. this could cau...
by Clarence
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

I will agree that is a plaster wall covering. Question is what substrate is the plaster applied to ? As for a water leak ? water entering from behind a plaster substrate would be more like wavy look not a spot water would migrate down leaving a larger area at the bottom as it spreads out. My guess i...
by Clarence
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Water leak in bedroom wall
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Water leak in bedroom wall

Start with an Infrared Camera it will show the wet / damp areas & the wettest area.
by Clarence
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

There should be flashing between the bottom of the brick & the top of the foundation.
by Clarence
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Finishing basement ceiling with obstructions
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Finishing basement ceiling with obstructions

Use one of the metal grid systems made for drywall attachment.
by Clarence
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?

Do it just like you would a window or door. Have a sheet metal shop make an end cap out or the same material as the Z flashing install end cap with peel & stick under it & make sure the water barrier under the Stucco & peel & Stick are in the correct order same as for the Window. After the end cap i...
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: What caused this and why?

Moisture Problem
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Structural Styrofoam Panels?
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Structural Styrofoam Panels?

There are many manufactures of Structural Insulated wall panels. OSB with EPS Core I don't think it can be used below grade. Some do not meet Seismic Code. Check the Structural Panel Assoc. for info. I have used 3 D foam reinforced panels below grade very strong product it was manufactured in Georgi...
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

The only things that are only related to just the hot water are contained in the hot water heater.
the rod & the pressure valve.
All other items in the water system are all interconnected to hot & cold so it has to be something related to hot system.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

I am not a plumber but you need to check two things.
# 1 check to make sure the Anode rod is the correct one for the well water you may need to change to another type rod.
# 2 check your pressure relief valve it may be sucking air into the tank.
by Clarence
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement

Check out this product Hydra Block Sealer.
Look up Applied Technologies Inc. they will have everything for a DIY type repair.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

I would be inclined to use an Epoxy to fill the void level with the deck.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

You may want to look @ this product for treating the rust.
http://ospho.com/directions.htm
Than when you get it treated fill in the area around the metal post it looks like it holds water ?