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franciscan

07:48AM | 04/17/03
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I am planning to attach a patio cover to over my patio. I want to attached it to the exterior stucoo wall so that there will be no water running down the wall. How do I attach the studs/woods to the stucco exterior? Are there special anchors or nails that I should use? Must I nail or anchor to the studs of the wall frame, if so, is a stud finder capable of locating studs through the exterior stucco? Please Help.

GlennG

09:31AM | 04/18/03
You must secure it to the studs. A "stud finder" may or may not work depending on the type of stud finder and the wall density and thickness. You can use a small drill bit (Approx. 1/8" diameter) to drill holes that will be concealed under the 2x to locate the studs. Seal them with a polyurethane caulk before you cover them.

I suggest you use stainless steel or galvanized screws to secure the 2x to the wall. If the screws will come into contact with any other metals you should use only stainless steel.

Use a good grade of polyurethane to seal the top of your patio cover. This is VERY IMPORTANT! If any water gets behind the patio cover it will get into your wall, rot the framing, damage the insulation, and could cause mold and mildew problems as well. This sealant must be checked on a yearly basis to insure it is still maintaining a water-tight seal.

Glenn

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