Stucco Wall


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Old 06-13-16, 01:09 PM
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Stucco Wall

I installed a Gable Louver Vent in the attic yesterday.


I cutted the opening (stucco) with a grinder. Because I didn't have access to a ladder to screw the Louver from the outside, I epoxy cemented the Louver into the wall and put in a couple of screws from the inside. I did not build the frame on the inside to screw into it from the outside.


I know ideally; it is better to screw in from exterior and hitting 2x4.


Question: Should I reinforce the cutted opening to prevent cracking of the stucco wall?
 
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Old 06-13-16, 01:23 PM
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So the louver is just glued in place from the attic side? What size is the louver?
At a bare minimum you'd still have to caulk the edge where the stucco meets the vent on the exterior.
 
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Old 06-13-16, 01:33 PM
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Hi Mark,

This was done at my sister's house. Yes, for now, it is glued with a couple of screws from the inside. Next month, my sister will have her house paint. At which point, we will pay the painter to screw in and caulk the louver. The louver is 14x24.
 
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Old 06-13-16, 01:37 PM
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I'd see about adding framing as needed behind the sides of the louver so it will have something solid to screw too.
 
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Old 06-13-16, 01:42 PM
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ok, I will do that. thanks Mark.
 
 

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