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Old 03-12-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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hi iam installing natural stone on the side of my house its four feet in height right around the perimeter of the house will i need angle iron to carry the weight of the stone from underneath?

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Normally that type of application is done on a footing.

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Before I run off the mouth and be made a fool from real professionls on this board, I have to ask......how big an area in width and what is the backing so to speak, assuming your going with creek rock. I've done jobs six feet in heigth ,flat creek rock, on galvanived mesh , with hammerdrilled ,plastic inserts inserted in rock, with chemical resistant screws to hang on the mesh and its been in place 20 years and no problem. Use brixment and fine sand, with a black powered substance from a brick yard for tinting. Look good ,your d.....right it looked good. No you don't need a footer.
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You may want to run some drywall metal corners to keep a straight line horizonitally speaking at the bottom.It'll rust and be gone in a few years.
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The suggestions are not the right way if the stone has substantial thickness and weight. Gravity cannot be argued with and bent galvanized and plastic are very limiting. The normal way is a steel angle properly bolted the the bearing wall.

It might work for a while.
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