Stone siding for turret

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Old 10-20-13, 07:38 PM
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Stone siding for turret

Can anyone tell me if the turret in the attached photo will be able to structurally support stone siding?

The horizontal cross-sectional shape is a dodecagon (12 sides), with an 8 feet diameter from vertex to vertex. It was accidentally framed up using 2x4's, which our Construction Manager has expressed some concerned about.

The siding will be placed entirely on the exterior walls of the turret (rectangular segments) and not on the roof (triangular segments).

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Old 10-21-13, 06:05 AM
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What do you mean by "stone siding"? A stone veneer?
 
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Old 10-21-13, 07:04 PM
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Pretty sure it's a stone veneer, yes, although we may go with something that is a little more pronounced if that makes any sense.

I'm honestly not aware of any other options. Can you fill me in?
 
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Old 10-22-13, 06:33 AM
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I'd do two things.
#1, Have a real engineer come look this over and sign off on it.
#2, Use faux stone not real stone, it's by far a whole lot lighter.
 
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It would take a lot of work & weight to get a real stone veneer on a OSB sheathed wall even if the structure can support it. I imagine synthetic stone would be your only/best option but even synthetic stone and required underlying prep would add considerable weight.
 
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It would take a lot of work & weight to get a real stone veneer on a OSB sheathed wall even if the structure can support it.
As this is new construction and we just completed most of the framing, it might be possible to get the OSB replaced with something else (especially since there's a little "touch-up" framing left to be done, if that makes any sense). Any suggestions?
 
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About 10-12 yrs ago I painted a mansion that had a turret. I think they used OSB on the exterior walls but all the stone [there was a lot] was stacked stone and I assume it all had it's own footer. Have you got a stone mason lined up? I'd want his input.
 
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