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    Default Stucco

    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 12-19-2007 at 02:16 PM.
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    Default Re: Stucco

    The 2" clearance, no.

    The foundation weep screed along the foundation, yes.

    Proper screed along the brick, yes.

    But 2" clearance, no.

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    Lightbulb Re: Stucco

    Please put your location in your profile.

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    Default Re: Stucco

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Alderman View Post
    Jerry, why isn't 2 inch clearance needed?
    That would just expose framing, or siding, or sheathing, or something.

    You need the 2" clearance above a roof, etc., but, for a foundation, you want the stucco/metal lath/paper/paper/sheathing/foundation weep screed to extend over the foundation/wall joint.

    With the vertical side, you want the screed to be adjacent to (approximately 1/8" - 1/4" from) the brick/wood/whatever to allow for a caulk joint from the screed to the other material. The stucco is plastered up to and into the screed, leaving the 1/8" - 1/4" joint open to accept the caulk/sealant.

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