Brick Veneer over Plaster Wall


Old 07-04-15, 11:50 AM
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Brick Veneer over Plaster Wall

New homeowner here looking for some advice or direction.

Plan is to put up a brick veneer wall over the existing 8' x 17' plaster wall in my dining room.

The house is a row home built in the 1960's and the wall I plan to do has about 1/4" to 3/8" of plaster over cinder blocks.

My plan is the following:

I got a bunch of Hardiebacker EZ Grid from a buddy from a leftover job of I already have that.

I want to screw and glue the hardibacker to the plaster using the following:
- 1-3/4" anchor bolts
- modified thinset(still researching brands)

Next I was going to use a mastic glue to attach the brick veneer to the hardibacker

Final step would be to point it.

I tried doing research on this but I couldn't find to many brick veneer installations over plaster.

My questions are:
Are there any apparent flaws in my plan?
Also can anyone recommend a good thinset?
Also if my plan is complete garbage I'm open to suggestions.

Appreciate any feedback
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Old 07-04-15, 04:56 PM
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Do you have any other use for the hardboard? I think you. Would be just fine gluing to the plaster if the paint is sound. And as far as bonding th board to the wall the anchors will hold it. The thin set is only as good as the bond of e paint to the wall.

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