Stucco Question

Old 05-04-17, 08:02 AM
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Stucco Question

I'm reconfiguring an exterior opening in a block wall by blocking in the old door way opening and cutting a new opening in the wall for a french door.

My question is, how far in should I recess the new block wall and lath covered header from the existing exterior stucco wall , in order to allow for the correct thickness of the new stucco application?

It's a large wall so i'd like to try my best to match the new to old stucco finish before redoing the entire wall.
Old 05-04-17, 08:10 AM
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The new block should be installed the same as the existing block. Shouldn't be in or out but in the same line as the rest.
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IOW, whatever the thickness of the original stucco leave that much thickness for the new stucco. If it were mine and there was a way to do it without getting not trouble n the snide of the wall .ike if the walls are furred and coed with drywall then I would opt for more stucco thickness by a little.

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