Stucco fasteners for running cable outside.


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Old 02-04-10, 10:45 AM
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Stucco fasteners for running cable outside.

I am running cable from outside back inside, and I wanted to use some fasteners to keep the cable nice and neat looking. Are there fasteners made specifically for this?

I live in a newer home in arizona, and the stucco seems very brittle, and hollow behind it, it almost seems like more of a pain in the a$$ to fasten stuff to this stucco then it is to drywall!

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Old 02-04-10, 02:26 PM
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Well, wasn't for cable...but I drilled undersize holes, used plastic anchors witha dab of caulk in the hole, stainless screws and metal electrical clamps..like this... only one screw hole and made of metal. Can't find the actual item.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45
Well, wasn't for cable...but I drilled undersize holes, used plastic anchors witha dab of caulk in the hole, stainless screws and metal electrical clamps..like this... only one screw hole and made of metal. Can't find the actual item.
I like that idea, and it looks like it would work, especially the caulk. What type of caulk did you use? Just standard old caulk?
 
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Yep...just some silicone..clear or whatever.

One thing nice is you can paint the clamps something close to your wall color. I did this on a swamp cooler water line and painted the copper tubing as well...hardly see it from the sidewalk.

I tried the blue TapCon screws...but the stucco doesn't give much to grab on to.

May want to experiment...might be better off tapping the inserts in then coming back later and putting in screws.

If it's a newer home..you may have the skim coat of stucco over foam..mine is the thicker stuff over wire lath..so what I did worked ok. Might not if you only have the foam.
 
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Originally Posted by Gunguy45
Yep...just some silicone..clear or whatever.

One thing nice is you can paint the clamps something close to your wall color. I did this on a swamp cooler water line and painted the copper tubing as well...hardly see it from the sidewalk.

I tried the blue TapCon screws...but the stucco doesn't give much to grab on to.

May want to experiment...might be better off tapping the inserts in then coming back later and putting in screws.

If it's a newer home..you may have the skim coat of stucco over foam..mine is the thicker stuff over wire lath..so what I did worked ok. Might not if you only have the foam.
I think it may be foam! I will have to do some more investigating. There is always gorilla glue, or good old duct tape.
 
 

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