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It's hard to describe how to do this. I'll try. ...

It's hard to describe how to do this. I'll try.
Your brown coat should have some grit to it the sand should have been raised with a float. Then you make a finish coat pretty thin and spread it...
07-11-19, 05:01 AM
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Posted By tightcoat

Time was I did a lot of EIFS work. The finish...

Time was I did a lot of EIFS work. The finish material always had an ammonia odor when I opened the bucket. I heard but I don't know how reliable the source was that there was some ammonia in the...
07-11-19, 04:49 AM
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Thanks, I do a lot of patching and I have used...

Thanks,
I do a lot of patching and I have used EasySand or its kind for knockdown a lot. I flick the texture off of a dash brush and then with good timing it knocks down just fine. But this is a...
07-10-19, 05:50 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Hardest Texture Materrial

Which gets harder for a knockdown texture. Texture material in a bag to mix with water? Thinned down joint compound and if JC which kind?
07-07-19, 06:56 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

You should have run all your lath horizontally. ...

You should have run all your lath horizontally. When run horizontally there is a right and wrong way to run it. I can't tell from the picture if you got it right or wrong. It is too late now...
07-05-19, 09:04 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

If the new and existing are close to the level,...

If the new and existing are close to the level, it sounds like your best guess is a setting joint compound like EasySand by USG. There are other brands. If there is some gap between the new and the...
07-04-19, 08:41 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

narksr do you tape the joints?

narksr
do you tape the joints?
07-03-19, 11:03 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

How much thickness do you have to fill? If it...

How much thickness do you have to fill?
If it less than 1/4" you need something that gets hard like Imperial Base by USG or something like it. If it is 1/2" or more then StructoLite is good, though...
06-20-19, 04:41 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Some photos showing us your present conditions...

Some photos showing us your present conditions with the OSB installed would be helpful. I see some potential problems. the OSB in close proximity to the ground will deteriorate a whole lot faster...
05-29-19, 08:12 AM
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Posted By tightcoat

If you are going to apply the stone over a...

If you are going to apply the stone over a Portland cement scratch coat with mortar you will need to install some felt paper behind the lath. Or use paper backed lath. If you choose to install lath...
05-13-19, 04:04 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

When we stuccoed without weep screed as we did in...

When we stuccoed without weep screed as we did in the old days, we took pains to bond the stucco to the foundation below the lath. That picture that shows the lath: how much of that is there? I...
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Posted By tightcoat

I doubt if this is lime mortar but it could be a...

I doubt if this is lime mortar but it could be a lime/white Portland mix or white masonry mix. Experiment, have fun. Try to get some samples of the different cements and lime if it is Portland...
05-11-19, 06:39 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Some joint compounds contain very fine mica. ...

Some joint compounds contain very fine mica. That could be the glassy material you are seeing.
Is it in the joint compound only or in the panel? Fire rated panel has short strands of fiberglass in...
05-06-19, 01:50 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

That is how we always did it until about the...

That is how we always did it until about the 1980's when stucco we began to terminate the stucco at a weep screed just below the sill plate. Pilot Dane is right. My house is done the same way. I...
05-01-19, 04:15 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

I think your ideas are good ideas You say 'The...

I think your ideas are good ideas
You say 'The final question is, knowing the block already has stucco on it, do I just add another 3 caps on top of the existing block wall or do I offset the new...
04-30-19, 10:17 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Maybe this is only the scratch coat and a brown...

Maybe this is only the scratch coat and a brown coat is going to be applied and straightened and plumbed and made perfect for the tile. I hate to see the coat that is there so smooth, that is has...
04-30-19, 02:34 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

I have done a couple mortar beds for the time...

I have done a couple mortar beds for the time setters. I have seen the way they leave a mortar bed for themselves. Perfect is just barely good enough.
This is not perfect.
04-24-19, 09:01 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

You can add a scratch coat to the lath extending...

You can add a scratch coat to the lath extending out about 4-6' from the angle and taper it thicker so that the when the stone is installed it closes the gap. Be sure to rake or scarify the scratch...
04-24-19, 08:54 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Is the firm that removed the asbestos initially...

Is the firm that removed the asbestos initially the same firm that will remove the ceiling? Are they a certified asbestos abatement firm? There is an established procedure for doing it. If done...
04-23-19, 12:34 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

I reread your post. What you propose is sure to...

I reread your post. What you propose is sure to crack. It will be only a straight crack. A texture in your finish will camouflage it. You should put some kind of sealant between your block and...
04-23-19, 05:33 AM
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Posted By tightcoat

Years ago we did not use weep screeds we just...

Years ago we did not use weep screeds we just stuccoed right down to or below the grade. Attack this vigorously with a floor scraper or hammer and wide chisel. Where the stucco is good you won't...
04-22-19, 02:12 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Is the existing wall stucco now? Do you intend...

Is the existing wall stucco now? Do you intend to stucco the whole wall at the same time? Do you mean acrylic stucco as in a Exterior Insulating Finish System or conventional three coat Portland...
04-14-19, 06:18 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

That sure looks like gypsum plaster over gypsum...

That sure looks like gypsum plaster over gypsum lath. Is there a rabbet on the bottom wood board? Is that gypsum board on the other side of the wall the same material as the first layer of what you...
04-14-19, 02:59 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

A house of that vintage could be plaster over...

A house of that vintage could be plaster over gypsum lath. The stick at the bottom is a wood screed that was to keep the plaster the proper thickness but mainly to give the plasterer something to...
04-08-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Well, I thought maybe bad or wet insulation and...

Well, I thought maybe bad or wet insulation and the play of hot sun and shade on the other side of the wall. But I think maybe now I am liking SuperSquirrel's idea better. And Norm201 is right on. ...
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