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revid 09-14-2011 07:31 PM

natural stone wall
I just built a glass porch that I want to cover the skirting with thin natural stone.I have h-beams for joists and welded angle iron frames to hold pressure treated 3/4 plywood to cover the sides which I bolted to the angle iron.the skirting is only about 2 ft high.I have some natural stone that ranges from 1/2" to 1" thick and was hoping to cover the plywood with.My question is whats the best way to go about this?Do I need to prep the plywood with something first?thanks

Ron6519 09-15-2011 06:53 AM

Cover the plywood with tar paper and put a galvanized diamond lath on the tar paper. Adhere the stone to the lath.

revid 09-15-2011 07:52 AM

What would you suggest to stick the natural stone on with?premix grout,thinset.any particular kind of grout?do i wet the stone first before grouting?

Bud Cline 09-15-2011 12:22 PM

No grout of any kind especially a premixed grout.
Thinset mortar could be used but will droop and run severely.
Better products would be Type S Mortar or Type N Mortar. I would use Type N. You have no special requirements other than the project is out doors.:)

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